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ECCKF 2010

Posted: April 13, 2010 by Jeff Fabiszewski in Symposium

Sean and I are immersing ourselves in a full weekend of kayaking at Charleston, SC this month.  I will be working at with H2Outfitters, and Sean will be working at the Sweetwater Kayaks booth.

– Jeff

BCU L-1

Posted: March 3, 2010 by Jeff Fabiszewski in Symposium

Last week I completed the BCU L-1 Coach training.  There are some differences in the training between ACA and BCU.  The thing I found most interesting was the focus on all paddle sports.  As a BCU coach we did not focus on just a sea kayak.  We also developed our paddle board, play boat, sit on top, and recreational kayak skills.

Jen Kleck Phil Hadley Jeff Fabiszewski

My coaches were Jen Kleck and Phil Hadley.  I learned a lot from them in new ways to reach and coach people.  I am not going to elaborate on all of the things that they taught. I had a lot of fun on the paddle board and canoe.  And the crossover of skills from those paddle sport crafts to the kayak are easy.  There is an advantage of mixing paddle sport crafts in a basic skills class.

I will say that being and ACA instructor and BCU instructor will enhance by ability to help people develop their skills.  The other thing I realized about myself is that I let other people’s biases influence me towards not becoming a BCU Coach earlier.  From now on I am going to work even harder not to let other people’s preconceived notions influence me.

-Jeff

Symposium

Posted: March 1, 2010 by Jeff Fabiszewski in Symposium

The past week has been great.  I had a lot of fun taking BCU L-1 Coach from Jen Kleck and Phil Hadley, and then co teaching with Greg Stamer.  Sean and I also had a good time talking with Jake Stachovak and all of our paddling friends.

Hello Paddlers!
Just wanted to drop in a quick post about the Gulfcoast Sea Kayak Symposium this weekend here in St. Petersburg, Fl. It is put together by Russell Farrow at Sweetwater Kayaks. Jeff and I will be there working and of course gaining some knowledge from other paddlers. Nigel Foster, Greg Stamer, Kristin Nelson, Jen Kleck, & John Carmody are just a few of the instructors that will be on hand to teach and talk to. So if you are anywhere near Sweetwater Kayaks on Gandy Bridge in St. Petersburg, Fl. this weekend stop in and say HI!!

                                                                                        – Jeff & Sean