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Chad Maynard

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Chad Maynard
ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor
BCU UKCC Level 2 Coach
ACA SUP Level 1 – Introduction to SUP Instructor
BCU Three Star Award/Sea Kayak
BCU Three Star Award/Canoe
BCU Four Star Award/aspirant
BCU Four Star Training/Sea Kayak
BCU Foundations, Safety, and Rescue Test (FSRT)
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
CPR

Prior to plunging into the sport of kayaking in 2005, he spent years racing sailboats and fishing the lakes of Northern Ohio. He took his love of water with him as he headed off to college in Southeast Ohio where he majored in computer science and minored in mathematics. While at college he enjoyed canoeing and fishing the numerous fresh water lakes and rivers. He has continued his formal education by receiving an MBA from the Unversity of Phoenix in Tampa. So when doesn’t have his nose in a textbook or is not on the water paddling, the most likely place to find Chad is coaching kayaking, canoeing, or standup paddleboard (SUP) courses offered through the shop or handling Sweetwater’s rental fleet at Weedon Island Preserve or Veteran’s Memorial Park. Chad is currently a British Canoe Union (BCU) UKCC Level 2 coach and is striving to obtain his BCU UKCC level 3 coaching certification so he can bring his love of the sport to others. In addition to his participation in kayaking and other water sports he has a full time career in the information technology (IT) field, including owning his own business (KC Computing, LLC). He loves all types of music, bowling, cooking, rollerblading, weight lifting, Texas hold’em, and is an avid golf duffer. FORE!!!!