Instructors: Jill Lingard, Scott Jantz, and Bill Morgan. Other coaches will be recruited if demand exceeds the current cap of 8 students.
Description: How powerful is your forward stroke? It’s what paddlers spend most of their time doing, but many of us give it little thought. An effective forward stroke engages your entire body. We’ll work on fine-tuning your form to maximize your efficiency and save your energy.
One way to viscerally understand the power of your forward stroke is to tow another paddler. We'll practice using various kinds of towing systems (contact tows, short tows, long tows) and then feel how good forward stroke form makes it all come together. If time and conditions permit, we can turn our forward stroke/towing clinic into an exploration of the paddling trail there.
Location: EG Simmons Park, 2401 19th Avenue NW in Ruskin
Schedule: Meet at the park’s paddling launch at 10 a.m., unload boats and gear, and be ready to start class by 10:30.