Month: June 2010 | Kayak Power




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Stop Dreaming……….Start Paddling
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Party breaks out on the Trinity….

June 23, 2010 by mike swope

KPC rescues survivors!!!


The flow was over 500cfs so we had a float, the temp was hot but we had a

cool breeze, and the party, well…it got a little out of hand …but

We were able to rescue the coolers and the cool people too….:)


Check us out this week at WRL for the

Intro 2 Kayaking class  SAT 9am

or the L2 Coastal Certification Class on July 15th

Stop Dreaming and Start Paddling!


What an interesting weekend…..

June 16, 2010 by mike swope

We had a blast in class just Dan and Todd and 10 of their new best friends..

P6120162 least 9 of them….

P6120163 OK…let me check that again…



P6120091                                                                                            OK …

It was 10, sorry my bad………………………..


We had the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruceup and lots of our

old friends…..P6120085


showed up to help make the lake a better place for us all, as well as

P6120098 some of our new friends too!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the lake a cleaner place for us all!!

We also had some rental fun too…

P6120071 Dad’s  and son’s and a pre Father day paddle!!!




Friends and fun on a windy day

(PS we won’t mention the water rescue)


And the best part of the day ……our canoeist…….

We’ll they went looking and found several things…..

P6120110  A proposal,

a ring

and a lifetime of joy in marriage, we wish the couple all the best!!!


Should I mention the ground based heat stroke rescue of a cyclist???

Maybe in another blog……….

see…when you paddle with us life is just down right…



Until next time…….

Intro this Saturday …plus

June 11, 2010 by mike swope

July L2 Coastal Certification class July 15th –18th

includes guide requirement for St of Texas and Safety endorsement too!

Concert Paddle Thursday June the 24th 6pm-9pm

Full Moon Paddle Saturday the 26th 8pm-10:30pm


And THIS WEEKEND  Intro 2 Kayaking  still just $ 125 per paddler!!!


Stop Dreaming     and START PADDLING!!!!   214 669 1663

They came, they raced, we protected!!

June 7, 2010 by mike swope

What does a tri racer do when the stress of the race becomes to much??

We’ll if your on the bike, you coast, if your running your walk, and if your


well …….you use us!!!







And sometimes…..

More than one at a time use us too!

P6050014 And should you think were the only

ones that help and support the racers during the race… DO NOT forget..

The proud and able members of the Irving Fire Department, Thanks Guys!

P6050007 These guys are so good….

They need two boats!

P6050027So when you think of the fun of a Tri

                                      and you think of the best race in Irving…


remember it takes lots of folks to help make it fun, and

a BIG Thanks to all our PAID volunteers who get up early and paddle hard.


     PS guys & girls..…I have your Race T’s ……… me!!  THANKS 🙂

Party on the Patio….

June 5, 2010 by mike swope

at the Marriott in Las Colinas…. or at least near the patio….


Yes we were in support of the swimmers for a 300m, a 750m, and a 1500m,

and O’ by the way the winning swimmer for the 1500m….. she finished in

17.37  not bad for hauling butt!!!!

And hey were back for the fun on Sunday so please don’t be shy…..


We need your help too!  214 669 1663 or  just show up …at 6:15AM!!!



We ride again with Playtri in Las Colinas

June 2, 2010 by mike swope

THIS SATURDAY JUNE 5th  9am paddles wet  12 noon  get paid!

This SUNDAY JUNE 6th 6:30am paddles wet 12 noon get paid!

Yes we’ll pay you paddle, and to help with the water safety support too.


Here’s the skinny…..


Oops … here the real skinny…….


Who           KPC + PlayTri       for water safety for the swimmers/racers

What         You hang out in kayak in case the swimmers/racers need a break

Where       Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas, yes you get to paddle this restricted water!!!

When        Sat June 5th 9am paddles wet & you can paddle our kayaks!

                   Sun June 6th 6:30am Paddles wet for 2nd day of racing

Why          Duh ….Money for paddling…..$$$$ and a T shirt too!

Are you in?

We need your PAID volunteer





We kicked butt….IRONBUTT

June 2, 2010 by mike swope

At the WRBC, yes the 1st annual IRONBUTT was a complete success!


This is how close the race actually was  1st place and 2nd place

was less than a 3 second difference in total time !!! WOW

What is an ironbutt you ask???  it’s a tri with crew sailing boats, single

sailing boats and a final leg with kayaks too. It really is a butt tester!

See all the photos at   or click    this link


For information on the fastest growing club with the coolest members

at WRL check out the White Rock Boat Club at

or the pictures from the safety boat at


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