Volunteer kayakers still needed

MARQUETTE – Volunteer kayakers are needed for the upcoming Swim Teal Lake event.

July 26 marks the 11th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes.

Registration for the swim begins at 7:30 a.m. Swimmers will leave in two groups based on their estimated finish time.

The first group leaving at 8:30 a.m. will be for beginners and the advanced swimmers will leave at 9 a.m., and the swim should be concluded by noon. Safety meetings will be held at 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. for kayakers.

The event will feature special guest Dr. Natalie “Nat” Strand, season 17 winner of “The Amazing Race” TV reality series. Strand is also a Type I diabetic and she will share her story with participants.

Anyone interested in kayaking can contact the Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network office at 228-9203. More information and registration for the swim can be found at www.teallakeswim.com.