Why attend the WWS? ~ Quote of the week by Jerry McAward

“A Whitewater Meeting of the Minds” ~ this was the slogan on the original Whitewater Symposium T-Shirt – and that says a lot. The Whitewater Symposium is a stage where every type can be a participating character. Non-professional, intermediate and advanced whitewater kayakers can learn a lot from the top names in the sport. Just as importantly – the top people in the sport can learn a lot from the non-professional, serious paddler. There’s no other place in the world where so many dedicated paddlers come together to trade ideas and raise the bar in our sport. The list of seminars is varied and all are taught by recognized professionals – all in an easy, open, and approachable format.
By attending the Whitewater Symposium, people will sharpen every tool in their toolbox of paddling skills. Where else can you learn from and talk to the people who currently shape the sport of whitewater boating? The surprise for me was that not only did I talk to these people, but they eagerly listened to me. Go find that in some whitewater paddling DVD!
The best bit of professional development I’ve done for myself was attend these Whitewater Symposiums, and I know hundreds of people who feel the same way. I hope people cater to their own development enough to attend. That’s why paddling people should be part of this, whether they are amateur or professional. In the world of whitewater paddling there’s no better place to get all fired up than this Whitewater Symposium.”
Jerry McAward

Jerry having fun!

Jerry has been involved heavily in the movement of the industry, specifically by developing teaching styles that get more people interested and involved in paddling. Jerry will be leading a presentation/discussion topic on “Methods that bring composure to men and women to ensure a better learning environment”. Jerry has been developing this topic over the last few years and is a brand new topic on our presentation schedule. We are so excited to have him on board.

Whitewater Symposium Team

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