On Wednesday the 28th, the River Stewards took the kayaks to Trotwood Madison to teach the high school's Swim and Dive class the basics of kayaking. We stressed the importance of safety first and the need to ALWAYS wear a PFD while in the water. We covered the correct way to hold the paddle and the basic forward, reverse and sweep strokes. Some of the students participated in this event last year and were excited to see us again, while others had never been in a kayak. The students had races, played bumper boats and practiced their strokes. Their overall excitement and enthusiasm made the experience very rewarding and it was great that one of the students actually recognized us from the Mayor's Float from this summer.
We look forward to working with Trotwood again next semester.
Special thanks to all the River Stews who participated in this event!