A Super Success! Thanks to ….
Ken, Lisa, Steve, Wanda, Ken, Erin, Gary, Richard & Diane
Way to go!!!!!!
These brave folks did what it took to go all the way!
They are now proud members of the ACA Instructors family
and will be paddling professionally in and around the local
area, so if you see them be sure and congratulate them!
The classroom was provided
by the friendly folks at LLELA
and had several great
features that were a benefit
to learning, but none more important than air conditioning!!!
We got outside and used the cool waters of Lake Lewisville
And just in case your not sure
yes it was hot in the sun and
on the water too, but as I’m
worth working hard for will add value to your skills, and
kayaking is no exception to that, teaching and learning is
hard work and doing it right the first time is important!
An this might look like a lecture but it’s really interactive
See!!! Kayaking is a lot of touching and doing too!
The ACA’s certification is two parts an IDW and ICE
for the Instructor Development Workshop sometimes we
hold their hands……..literally! Right Ken……
Once we complete the
basic’s on the ground, we
move to the water, and see
how we do with the more
dynamic environment, what we call …“live water”!!!
And sure we take breaks and eat and drink and drink and drink too…..
Just a quick note about Hickory Creek Park, it is NOT a
pay and leave park, please be prepared to pay at each
entrance! They also have a senior discount too if your 62
or over…. Just FYI!!!
And a quick shout out to our coast guard friends… yes we
understand the buoys what say… NO BOATS also mean
no kayaks too. And if you need a Park Ranger at the park
for a non emergency call Ranger Pringle at 214 850 2112
he’s a good man! Thanks Ranger Pringle!!!
So if you got what it takes join us at the next cert class in
October and you too could be among the professional
paddlers that have a passion for the outdoors and act on
that passion so more people can paddle safe and smart!