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Wednesday night Weekly Moving Water Training, spring 2024

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Moving Water Training and Practice sessions. Wednesday evenings (rain or shine), 6:00 to 7:30 pm, April 3 through July 31, 2024. These sessions are held on the Meramec River at Hwy 141 in Valley Park, MO.  Meeting location is Arnold Grove Trailhead. At 6:00 we will hit the water and paddle until 7:30, so arrive early to be ready.

Joe Sartori will lead (as long as he’s in town), with other ACA instructors and experienced volunteers involved (more welcome!).  Bring your own boat and gear.  Come once or every week.  No need to pre-register.  RSVP is appreciated.

This waiver will need to be signed before you can participate: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/FEYcRoRnJYb92ySx2jFiy8/  Sign it once and you are good for all sessions you attend.

You must be an ACA member to participate.  With your membership, there is no charge.

Details: We start off at a spot in the river with no current, warming up with some sweep and forward stroke progressions, a little bow draw work, and then blending strokes.

Then with current, we practice peel-outs, ferries, and eddy turns.

Beginners welcome. If you are new to whitewater kayaking and have your sights set on the MWA clinic, this is perfect for you.https://missouriwhitewater.org/instruction/spring-clinic/

If you are not new to kayaking, these sessions can help you strengthen and refine your skills.

  • You must come with all your own gear, including a whitewater helmet and airbags.
  • If you are new to Joe (or the instructor in charge), be prepared to wet exit or attest to your wet exit skills.
  • We can take up to ten participants. We have not had to turn anyone away yet. It is first come/first served. (Safety boaters do not count toward the ten participants).

ACA Instructors, let Joe know if you’re willing to teach a skill or an evening session.  Joe is a superb instructor and can give you feedback (afterward) as you refine your teaching.

Questions: Joe Sartori <paddlenut99@gmail.com>  or  CathyMcCredie Cmccredie@charter.net


June 19
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Meramac River at 141 – Arnold Grove Trailhead
38.547659, -90.495046
Valley Park, MO United States
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