What does it take to dedicate oneself to developing paddling skills and the training required to be an Olympic champion paddler? Dan Henderson, head Coach of Cascade Canoe & Kayak Racing Team based in Bothell, Washington, will share his experiences on what’s required to achieve Olympic-level competitive paddling at the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club general meeting presentation on January 27 from 7-9 p.m.

For 47, years Henderson has immersed himself in paddling. His writing includes the book “Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills, Paddling Techniques, and Trip Planning” from Mountaineers Press and the “International Canoe Federation Coaching Manual,” 1st Edition. His graduate level research in biomechanics focused on the kayak forward stroke. As a Level 2 International Canoe Federation and American Canoe Association Coach Trainer, he actively supports coach and club development nationwide. Dan is a world leader in writing, research, and understanding of forward stroke efficiency.

The presentation, “Path to Becoming an Olympic Champion Paddler,” will be held at Mountain Gear Headquarters at 6021 E Mansfield Ave in Spokane Valley. More info at Sckc.ws. The presentation is free and open to the public.