Today I taught a group safety class on Trout Creek for Team River Runner Tampa Chapter. We had a great time discussing group management and how to handle unplanned capsizes. Team River Runner is a nonprofit group of volunteers that work with veterans. Consequently, we focused on how to perform assisted rescues of paraplegics, quads, and people with residual limbs. I also briefly talked about hearing and visually challenged kayakers’ needs with a hand full of participants.
Every day I meet people who think that they cannot enjoy the freedom of kayaking because of their body. The fact is that everyone can get out on the water. And I leap at every opportunity to help the men and women at our local VA.