I just spent 3 weeks at OKC. OKC is the land of lego block rivers, conveyor belt shuttles, and fiberglass boats. It’s very different then what I am used to. I went there to train Slalom with Brendan Curson and Chilliwack Centre of Excellence. Mike Holroyd from Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak brought his team too. They came to train their athletes for Canadian Team Trials. And, wow, are they good. Like, really good. I’m sure several of them will make the team.
It was my first time on a man-made river and I thought it was hard. I swam a lot. But, my kayaking definitely improved. For me, the goal of the trip was to improve my kayaking skills to be ready for kayaking the Grand Canyon in a few weeks. And I feel ready.