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Skills Training Available


For members of Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers, there are two sources of training to improve your kayak skills:

TBSK Safety & Training Coordinator

The club offers free kayak skills instruction and we have a Safety & Training Coordinator who coordinates training sessions for club members. On the last page of the TBSK Newsletter you will find the Club Safety & Training Coordinator's name, phone number and email.  Please contact the coordinator to find the training you need.

Local Kayak Shops

The two kayak shops which we recommend for giving instructions are:

Bill Jacksons

Contact: 727-576-4169
Email www.billjacksons.com
Bill Jacksons experienced kayak staff will teach American Canoe Association  techniques.

Sweetwater Kayaks

Email www.sweetwaterkayaks.com
Sweetwater Kayaks have experienced staff which teach the British Canoe Union (BCU) certified paddling techniques. Call the shop or check their web site for regularly scheduled training.

Basic Rescue Training

The best way to learn rescue techniques is in a kayak class taught by a qualified professional. However, this following information found on these web sites will help give you the basic concepts.

39 Second Paddle Float Rescue

Revised 8-06

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