Introduction to Core Skills

Introduction to Core Skills online resource

Welcome to the NSWSKC Core Skills online resource.  This resource sets out video demonstrations, text and photographs of key skills at the Core Skills level for sea kayaking. This resource has been written and compiled by NSWSKC instructors and paddlers. 

                             Filming Core Skills at Pittwater

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About this resource 

NSWSKC has developed this online resource to demonstrate skills and inspire our club members to constantly improve and progress their sea kayaking. Promotion of safe sea kayaking is a core aim of the club and this resource.

The majority of our club membership are at the Grade 2 (Core Skills) level. We identified that the biggest ongoing training need in our club is to equip Grade 1 -2 paddlers with Core skills.

Over half of our membership live outside of the Sydney region, making it hard for some members to attend the largely Sydney-based training.

This online resource is not intended to replace practical on-water training. It is intended to support our volunteer instructors and help ‘spread them further’. It should inspire and help members to improve and correct their techniques.  At any level, paddlers will find something here.

Put simply, the more competent you become, the more you will enjoy sea kayaking. Of course the best way to use this resource is to watch the video clips, study the text, and get out on the water and put the skills into practice in a safe and enjoyable way.

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