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Lessons With Brian

Sunday June 4th
Brian
Marys
Sally
Vitas

Sally and Mary had been talking to Brian about some paddling lessons for some time. After receiving her new boat Mary decided it was time for the lessons. Sally also thought it was time for some profesional instruction to improve her paddling so the two of them reserved a couple of hours with Brian. I came along with them to Galesville to watch and take a few pictures.
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Above Brian is demonstrating the basics of how to grip and use a paddle.







Below and right.
The paddle on the women's shoulders lets them know how far back to stroke. The idea is to show them how to rotate their bodies by keeping the upper paddle parallel. Too far and they hit the paddle coming up for the next stroke. TwoPaddles4.jpg
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