We’re having a heat wave!   Leave a comment

Thursday was obviously a day off for most serious competitors and there was much ‘larking about’ going on at the National Water Sports Center. But amidst all this jocularity of water splashing and falling in one of the local coaches was inducting one or two kayakers in their first experience inside a needle thin rowing boat. Here are the pics:

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The challenge was ‘can you stand up?’. The answer was ‘no’.

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And with the temperatures hovering around the 30 degree Celsius mark it was time to cool down,

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Although there was still some serious rowing going on here and there.

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Time for the coach to show how it is done…..

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… and then shout instruction….

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… to obviously nervous and wary students.

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… with pupils meeting various degrees of success….. going… going…..

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… gone!

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… but good practice for getting back in again in open water.

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And definitely a day to stay hydrated. Even this has to be synchronised.  🙂

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