It was a cold day. We got there quite early so me and my brother played tag to warm ourselves up. While we played lots of people were getting their boats out ready to launch. Before I got on the water I geared up. The lesson was about to start! I got in my kayak and launched on the water. Today Pat and Megan were teaching me. We paddled for a bit and stopped where it was nice and quiet. First we practiced how to stop and then practiced how to turn.
After practicing our skills we played basketball with a rubber duck as a ball. We played a little relay but sadly my team didn’t win. After a while my hands were getting really cold so I decided to call it a day. It was so much fun! I love kayaking and I can’t wait to do it again soon.
CVCC accepts junior members from age 8 upwards. When possible we run junior specific sessions, which are a bit shorter than those run for adults and focus on playing games in order to learn and develop paddling skills. We have a small number of junior specific boats, including a club Dagger Axiom 6.9 purchased this year with a kind donation from Jake Hilton, a former juniors member and now occasional coach. The club welcomes any aspiring young paddlers to join the club in order to gain an introduction to paddlesports and progress their paddling skills.
Author: CVCC member Grace Waite (8)