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ACA L1&L2 Coastal Kayak Skills and Instructor Certification

Sunday, september 22nd

This class is aimed at experienced kayakers who wish to prepare for their upcoming ACA Instructor Certification Workshop and/or for those experienced paddlers who are looking to put into place a roadmap for improving their skills. This will be an all day on the water session focused on two areas:

 

1) Strokes refinement (moving the boat forwards, backwards, sideways, pivoting in place, etc.)

2) Rescues (preventing the need for a rescue – bracing, assisted rescues (e.g., T rescue), and self rescues (e.g., paddlefloat). At the conclusion of this class, the instructor trainer will provide each student a (confidential) assessment as to how close they are to the ACA L1 or L2 Instructor standard and help them to develop a roadmap to get to that level.

 

At the conclusion of this class, the instructor trainer will provide each student a (confidential) assessment as to how close they are to the ACA L1 or L2 Instructor standard and help them to develop a roadmap to get to that level.

 

The cost for this training is $150/day, per person. Equipment can be rented from the Outdoor Center, if you do not have it. In order to ensure a solid training experience, we will require a minimum of 4 participants and class size will be limited to a maximum of 8.

 

Also please note that there will be a small fee to register/insure the class with the ACA.  Whatever the ACA charges is passed through and split among the class participants.  It generally ranges from about $10 - $20, per person, depending upon how many people take the class.  In addition, you save $5 off this fee if you are already an ACA member.

 

This skills course will be run by Steven Henkind. Steve is an ACA Instructor Trainer, and also certified as an L4 Open Water Coastal Kayak Instructor, L3 River Kayak Instructor, L1 Canoe Instructor and L1 SUP Instructor It should be emphasized that participating in the workshop does not guarantee that you will be later achieve certification as an ACA Instructor. However, based on prior experience, there is a high likelihood that preparation, prior to an ICW significantly will increase the chances of a successful outcome.

 

Please contact Steve on his phone (914-420-1615), or via email (steven.henkind@gmail.com) ASAP in order to register and pay. If sufficient students do not enroll, this class may need to be cancelled.

 

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