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Paddling for pleasure

SportJoanne EisemannComment

MARCH 2018 | Cody Handley

A KAYAKING workshop was recently held on Huntsman Lake as part of Meander Valley Council’s school holiday program.

The session took place on 2nd February and ran for two and a half hours. There were 10 places available, catering to young people aged between 12 and 25 years.

The aim was to teach participants a number of skills such as water safety, handling a kayak, rowing techniques, stopping effectively, and turning at speed.

Good conditions on the day made for smooth paddling for those involved.

The session culminated in having participants utilise their newly learnt skills to play games such as water polo and tag in their kayaks.

Transport and all gear, including life jackets, were provided.

Photo | Mike Moores