Swim PilotingCommunicating w/ Swimmers

Communicating with Swimmers

They must understand that you will have been in communication with the other pilots and that you have a vantage point of conditions that they do not have. They need to trust that you will be giving them good advice and that they should follow your directions even if they don’t make sense to them at the time

Use obvious gestures and hand signals.

  • Tap Head… for are you ok? 
  • Hand up and waving to stop swimming and listen

Get close to a swimmer if you need to get their attention.

Swimmers wear ear plugs. Speak loudly and clearly

When a swimmer needs redirecting, you must be willing to intrude and interrupt their tranquility. Be intrusive and assertive.