Approximately 260 Tennessee Valley Canoe Club paddlers will be headed to the club's annual Paddle School, June 2-4.
There are 159 students comprising 135 TVCC whitewater paddlers and 24 in the flatwater courses. Whitewater classes range from Level 1 through Level 4, and even include children paddlers.
This year, flatwater courses will include the traditional training on lakes/slow moving water and a second course for faster water that isn’t quite up to whitewater classifications.
An essential part of paddle school are the instructors and support boaters with 101 registered for this year. The 33 instructors will be sharing their knowledge and skills with both new and and developing paddlers; covering safety and on-water education. Many instructors are ACA accredited and are happy to pass their knowledge onto other TVCC paddlers.