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July 17 - 21, 2024

"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.


2024 coaches will be announced soon. If you’re interested in coaching please contact us at [email protected]

2023 GLSKS Coaches:

Jeff Adler 
Mark Anderson
Gary Balint
Erik Binder
Ray Boucher
Ashley Brown
Brian Castillo
Mike Gairdner
Doug Van Doran
Tara Fairty
Deb Gelderblom
Daniel Howes
Paige May
Doug Neal
Lisa Neal
Paul Redzimski
Trey Rouss
Megan Tomlinson
Phil Salvador

Lori Stegmier
Nate Williams


Todd Johnstone-Wright

RIP | Scott Fairty

American Canoe Association
British Canoeing
Paddle Canada

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