Symonds Yat February 2010 Club Coaching Session

Group 2

On 21st February, seven club members attended a coaching session for intermediate paddlers provided by Paul Smith of Rock and Water Adventures at Symonds Yat on the River Wye.

Group 1

The rapids at Symonds Yat were just a notch below washed out and hence eddy lines were quite fierce with a fast flowing central chute with a fair wave.

Dave and Will Break In

The purpose of the coaching was to improve forward paddling skills, and hence to use body and boat control in combination with forward paddling to improve breaking in and breaking out technique.

This was a tremendously valuable session and all attendees learnt a lot from it.

Unusually Geoff lead the swim score with a superb 6 swims, closely followed by Hedley with 4. Jeff and Dave followed up with 1 each. Finally Jon, DaveP and Will recorded no swims - congratulations.

Geoff 2

Finally a big thanks to Paul Smith for organising!