- Be able to hold their breath while under water and, while in the water wearing a properly fitted PFD (personal floatation device), be able to independently turn from a face down to a face up position keeping their head above water
- Be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a PFD
- Be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards independently
Introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing (June 24-25, 2013)
This introductory course is designed to explore the fundamental skill and safety concepts necessary to paddle a kayak or canoe effectively in flat water. Safety procedures will be emphasized such as entering and exiting a boat, stability while paddling, and self- rescue and group-rescue methods. Various paddling techniques, including power strokes, turning strokes and bracing with the paddle, will be addressed. In addition, equipment selection and customization of the boat to a paddler will be addressed.
Intermediate Kayaking and Canoeing (June 26-27, 2013)
Windham, NY and Surrounding Area
This course teaches students more advanced skills and techniques of kayaking and canoeing. Safety instruction is emphasized. Participants will practice a variety of different strokes to refine their ability to maneuver the boats. The course will include continued practice of self-rescue and group-rescue methods. The group will explore different bodies of water in the Catskills including the Hudson River (as conditions allow). Students will spend time in a variety of boats to learn how to adapt their skills to different boats and how to select the appropriate equipment for different conditions.
Instructor Training Course – Summer Sports (August 8-9, 2013)
Averill Park, NY
Interested in giving back by volunteering to instruct at the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s signature events - The Lake Sports Extravaganza? The ITC is a one day training program designed to give participants the skills to serve as a volunteer instructor. Work together with ASF’s best paddling trainers to learn to assess a student’s needs, construct lesson goals, and teach new paddlers. Participants in the ITC will stay on to teach other Warriors and their families at the Lake Sports Extravaganza (August 10-12).
*Completion of an Instructor Training Day, and Intermediate Kayaking and Canoeing is a requirement for volunteering to teach during the ASF/WWP Lake Sports Extravaganza. You must sign up for the Lake Sports Extravaganza in order to volunteer at that event. (ASF will provide all travel arrangements, lodging, and meals)
The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a National Program Provider for Wounded Warrior Project ®. Warriors in Motion is an Adaptive Sports Foundation program that provides participating Wounded Warriors with a basic knowledge and practice of fitness and holistic wellness. All events embrace the four pillars of sports/recreation, fitness/exercise, nutrition, and wellness that are fundamental to all Wounded Warrior Project ® programs by teaching the importance of practicing lifelong healthful living.