Jean Totz is the new Director of Safety & Training

  • 27 Jan 2019 9:08 AM
    Message # 7131510
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am honored to be appointed for this important position. Kayaking and coaching are two of my favorite passions.  I am planning to offer more classes that will help you increase the enjoyment and knowledge that kayaking has to offer.

    The focus will be on how to use your body more effectively and efficiently to move your kayak through the water without stress or strain on your joints and muscles. Here are some of the courses that are being considered. Low Impact Paddling, Rescue Techniques, Demystifying The Roll: group clinic on the elements to learning a roll. Basic Navigation, VHF Radio, Super Cool Paddle Strokes and How They Can Keep You Out of Trouble.

    I would like to hear more about what interests you and how we can help you be the paddler you wish to be. Email me at

    A little about me: 

    • I have  Lived in Tampa since 1963.
    • Joined TBSK in 1996
    • TBSK Trip and Training Coordinator in 1998
    • Co owner Sweetwater Kayaks and symposium director 1998-2008
    • Completed four 5 star trainings in Wales. Maine and Vancouver Island
    • Certifications: BCU Coach 3+ (Advanced Open Water Instructor) Coached and assessed
    • BCU 4 star training. BCU Coach Instructor.
    • Invited to coach at the Sea Kayak Georgia, Barrier Island NC, Body Boat Blade WA, and  Carpe Diem ME Symposium for several years
    • Married for 45 years to my Junior High School sweetheart.We have one daughter who lives     in Monteverde, Costa Rica with her husband and their two daughters
    • Besides kayaking and coaching I love cycling and gardening.

    See You On the Water!

    Last modified: 09 Apr 2019 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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