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Symposium



Florida Gulf Coast International Sea Kayak Symposium

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February 24th-26th 2017

(Please stay tuned as we add updated information for our upcoming symposium)

Sweetwater Kayaks Symposium offers a variety of classes, trainings, and assessments. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned paddler there will be numerous class options to challenge your skill and take you to the next level. We host a number of the finest paddling coaches for our symposium, to be sure that everyone receives individualized attention. Come out and join Sweetwater Kayaks for an exciting, educational time in the Florida sun this February.

Class Descriptions

2017 Registration Form

Symposium Pricing:  
Per Class : $75
Per Day : $150
3 Full Days of classes : $375
*Groups of 6 or more eligible for a group discount.  $100 per day each.


ACA and BCU Courses

In addition to our regular Symposium classes we will be offering the following ACA and BCU courses:

American Canoe Association:

February 17th    L1-2 SUP Skills Training
February 18th    Level 3 Skills Assessment
February 17-19   L1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (Todd Bishop)
February 20-23   L1-2 Instructor Certification Workshop (Carl Ladd) 
February 20-23   L3 Instructor Development Workshop  (Josh Hall)
February 24th    L2 Skills

*15% Discount offered if you and a friend sign up for an ACA course!

British Canoe Union/ Paddlesports North America :

February 18th   2 Star Assessment
February 18th   3 Star Assessment (Russell) 
February 19th   FSRT-Foundations of Safety and Rescue Training (Maynard) 
February 20-23  Level 1 Coach Training (Hadley/Maynard )  
February 20-23  Level 2 Coach Training  
February 24-25  3 Star Training (Carmody) 
February 25th   SUP Module  (Hadley)

ACA and BCU/PNA classes are offered for $125/day


SYMPOSIUM CLASS SCHEDULE

Friday

February 24th AM   Canoe #1 (Nigel Foster) 
February 24th AM   Current for Beginners (Allen)
February 24th AM   Edging/Directional Control (Sylvain) 
February 24th AM   Greenland Introduction (Malone/Manning)
February 24th AM   Rescues (Hietpas/McNear)
February 24th AM   Stroke Blending (Knepper)

February 24th PM   Canoe #2 (Nigel Foster) 
February 24th PM   Current Intermediate (Sylvain) 
February 24th PM   Finesse Paddling (Russell) 
February 24th PM   Greenland Rolling (Manning)
February 24th PM   Greenland Strokes (Malone)
February 24th PM   Rescues (Hietpas/McNear)

Saturday

February 25th Full Incident Management (Allen/Sylvain) 
February 25th Full Coastal Paddling Skills (Josh Hall) 

February 25th AM   Core Concepts (Carl Ladd)  
February 25th AM   Long Boat Surfing (Maynard)  
February 25th AM   Greenland Skills (Stamer) 
February 25th AM   Navigation - Classroom (Henkind) 
February 25th AM   Stroke Blending (Nigel Foster) 
 
February 25th PM   Edging / Directional Control (Carl Ladd) 
February 25th PM   Greenland Rolling (Stamer) 
February 25th PM   Practical Navigation - On Water (Henkind) 
February 25th PM   Open Water Fun (Nigel Foster) 

Sunday

February 26th Full-day Egmont Key Trip 
February 26th Full-day Greenland Open Water (Stamer) 
February 26th Full-day Journeying (Allen/Russell ) 
February 26th Full-day Open Water Skills (Carmody) 
 
February 26th AM   Core Concepts (Carl Ladd) 
February 26th AM   Directional Control Forward Stroke (Nigel Foster) 

Hotels and Campsites Nearby

Hollander Hotel – Downtown St. Petersburg
421 4th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-7900
Located Downtown St. Petersburg
www.hollanderhotel.com

Comfort Inn
875 94th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 563-9100
www.comfortinn.com

Dickens House Bed and Breakfast
335 8th Avenue Northeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-8622 or 800-381-2022
email: info@dickenshouse.com
www.dickenshouse.com

LaQuinta Inns & Suites
6638 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 525-1800
www.laquintastpetersburgflorida.com

Fort DeSoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Park Office: (727) 552-1862
Campground Office: (727) 893-9185
Automated Info Line: (727) 582-2267
waterfront camp sites
www.pinellascounty.org

St. Petersburg / Maderia Beach KOA
5400 95th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Office: (800) 562-7714
Automated Info Line: (727) 392-2233
koa.com/campgrounds/st-petersburg