started to experiment with Freestyle maneuvers on my SUP! Although I didn’t start Freestyle Canoe with the intention of moving up to the Level 3 Freestyle Canoe Instructor certification, it seemed kind of inevitable! Then I continued beyond simply learning the maneuvers and two summers ago I started experimenting with Freestyle Canoe and music – those Interpretive Freestyle people can be very persuasive – so I will be doing more with music this year. ACA: What paddling aspirations do you still have?
grade my certification. In early April I will be traveling to Baja, Mexico for kayak surf camp and to do some ocean paddling. Plus my SUP skills need lots of work this summer! The Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area or Georgian Bay are two trips I have in the planning stages. But most important is continuing to get more of my college students involved with paddlesports! To learn more about previous Instructor of the Month award recipients, click here.
Dominguez: I’m not even close to mastering all of the canoe, kayak, and SUP skills I would like to have! I will be working on Freestyle Canoe in tandem canoes this summer to up-
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