June Club Meeting Topic:
Texas summer is great for water sports. On-the-water safety for our members, families and paddling community is always Houston Canoe Club's top concerns. So we dedicate this month's club meeting to a safety topic. Whether you are new to paddling or you have been an experienced paddler, safety should never be taken for granted. Please come join us for this discussion.
Paddle Sport Safety
Speaker: Phil Salvador
Date: June 14, 2023
Our guest speaker is Phil Salvador. Phil is a certified ACA L2 instructor (Essentials of Kayak Touring) and a certified Wilderness First Responder via NOLS. He is currently Safety Director and Training Coordinator for HASK kayak club. As an avid kayaker, Phil enjoys leading trips and providing training. In this presentation, Phil will examine paddle sport safety as a mindset that should be engaged before, during and after an event. He will also review a few more technical aspects of paddle sport safety, such as clothing and gear. His goal is to present a few thoughts about the huge and oft-discussed topic of Safety so as to encourage fresh reflection and discussion within the audience. The presentation will be about 30 minutes long, with 10 - 15 minutes extra for questions and discussion.