Saturday last, various students in the Upper Yough Training program, headed to run the formidable, class IV+ Upper Yough. We had been training in the gates and at Dickerson for most of a month. There were two groups, one more experienced with the river, and another of mostly first-timers. The more experienced group took off […]
Team LAKS Paddlers George Boss, Thomas Esch and LAKS instructor Todd Henry hit up some Southeastern classics.
Hollie hearts kayaking!! Few other sports give us the rare opportunity to experience the beautiful places and people of our world like kayaking. Whether creeking, racing, playing or just paddling flatwater, she’s happy to be on the water, loving life! Hollie’s liquid adventure began years ago in a recreational boat, but after several years of […]
My friend and also LAKS student has been secretly blogging about her adventures in kayaking. She started as a first time kayaker at Violette’s Lock last summer and, not quite a year later, owns three boats, has moved to Cabin John, and is considered by those close to her kayaking-obsessed. Finally she has decided to […]
Get out of class, jump in the van and head to the river! Beginning May 3rd, Liquid Adventures is taking middle and high school students kayaking. This class is for beginners AND those with experience. Every afternoon for 6 weeks learn boat control, rolling, safety awareness, and rescue skills. Cost for after school classes: $200 […]
Ever wonder what happens during the two months of Cheat Training? Well, the Cheat Youth have been blogging about their adventures on the river …and what it takes to get there. http://laksyoungracers.blogspot.com/
Last Sunday, during the Slalom for River Runners class, we took some video of our forward strokes. Everyone improved by the end. Was it because of Hollie’s amazing instruction? Or because we finally warmed up?
Mexico 2011: Advanced Waterfalls by Thomas Esch
Now it is all over. The race has been raced, the awards have been distributed, the party has been enjoyed, and most of the racers have departed for their homes. All the LAKS students have flown back to the states. You can see the results on the alseseca.com website. Eric Deguil from France won, Isaac […]
This coming Saturday, January 14th, is the 4th annual Alseseca River race in Tlapocoyan, Veracruz, MX. Tom is on-site with a group of LAKS paddlers, training to be part of the race. Anticipating the race, I asked him for the latest news: “Isaac Levinson, Eric Deguil, Pablo McCandless, and Isidro Sobranes seem to be […]