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 July 13-17, 2022

"This place will change your life"




Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium Coaches

Our coaching philosophy at Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Symposium is to develop independent paddlers. We achieve this through low student to coach ratios utilizing a variety of coaching styles.  The Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium caters to paddlers of all levels. Whether you are completely new to sea kayaking, want to refine some core skills or are an aspiring coach, GLSKS can meet your needs.

2021 GLSKS Coaches: (2022 coaches will be added when confirmed)

Jeff Adler 
Kelly Blades
Scott Fairty
Tara Fairty
Rebecca Merz
Doug Neal
Lisa Neal
Dave Olson
Trey Rouss
Matthew Sherrard
Keith Wikle


American Canoe Association
British Canoeing
Paddle Canada

coaches of the great lakes sea kayak symposium