Posted by: Ashley | May 21, 2010

Ray McLain Beginner to Intermediate Paddling Camp July 21-23, 2010

Kayakers: here’s a great opportunity to up your skills, no matter what level

(beginner, intermediate, slalom, freestyle, or instructor)

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Wausau Whitewater is happy to announce that its Ray McLain Camp is kicking it up a notch this year! Cathy Hearn (USA), former Olympian, World Champion, and current coach of the US Slalom team will headline the teaching staff.  Fellow Midwesterner, adventure kayaker and freestyle champ Jonny (Utah) McConnville will provide freestyle instruction.

Cathy Hearn is no stranger to Wausau having spent nine days here earlier this year coaching our country’s World Championship hopefuls. She will be teaching her conceptual movement-based method of instruction which has helped countless boaters at all levels improve their game. By breaking up the classes into small groups she expects to have plenty of time for highly personal attention to her slalom students and to instructors who will also watch and help her teach.

Boaters will be asked to choose from five different classes of instruction.  Each class will be limited to eight students so prompt enrollment is encouraged.  The deadline will be July 1, after which (if there is still room for a class) a late fee will be applied. $225 includes water and lunch for all three days.*  Dates are Wednesday through Friday, July 21 through 23 and will be followed by a weekend of whitewater fun including a Saturday packed with informal competition (slalom, freestyle and boater cross) and a Sunday “recreational release”.

*Instructor tuition is decreased to $115 in return for instructing with beginner and intermediate classes.  The instructor class will be ideal for those already certified to teach by the ACA (though certification is not a prerequisite).  Time spent with students will count towards the mandatory ACA experience required for certification renewal.


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