What we're about

Tri-State-Kayakers is intended for both beginning and experienced recreational kayakers from the Cincinnati, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky areas to share their passion for the sport of kayaking. Again, all skill levels are welcome!

Our agenda is to safely promote the sport of kayaking, relieve the apprehension that beginners always have, and help familiarize kayakers with the beautiful natural world and fun that kayaking offers. We kayak our favorite lakes and slow-moving rivers, increase our skills, demonstrate and share our equipment with novices, encourage our children and grandchildren to take up our favorite pastime, and have fun with old friends and new!

TSK consists of a wide variety of members...novices to experienced. Several have volunteered to become assistant organizers which always opens up new ideas for fun and enjoyment on the water. These folks post events on our calendar and lead the outings. Anyone can become an assistant organizer by contacting the TSK moderator.

Here are some basic guidelines that TSK members must remember:

1. New members must read and agree with our liability waiver.

2. All TSK participants are required to wear a Coast Guard approved life vest / PFD (Personal Flotation Device) properly and securely at all times while kayaking on the water. If not, that participant will not be a part of that TSK event. The PFD must be worn and not just available.

3. TSK members must obey the event leader's directions and requests. If they do not, they are no longer a participant in that TSK event. If an event is filled, please do not "Crash" the event. In other words, do not attend if uninvited. However, you can always check with the event organizer and often times there is a waiting list.

4. Safety is most important in all of our events. Leaders ensure to the fullest extent of their abilities that all safety measures and considerations have been provided for that event and implemented as much as can be expected. Participants must remember that safety is a personal responsibility. Unsafe and irresponsible acts will not and should not be tolerated by any TSK member. Please, report any such acts to the TSk group leader or the moderator. Remember, in case of any emergency during any TSK event, use the public 911 system to seek emergency assistance.

5. Accountability. During paddling and / or other TSK outdoor events in which you are participating, please let the event leader know if you are leaving the immediate group. It is important for everyone to watch out for each other. Please do not assume someone is "just falling behind." Make sure that everyone is accounted for and in good condition to participate in the event.

6. Do not exceed your comfort, health limits, physical endurance, skill, or experience levels. Ask for assistance or guidance when you need help or do not "feel good". Common health issues to look for are heat exhaustion, insect bite reactions, chest pains, and blisters to just name a few.

7. Assistant Organizers are solely in control of planning and implementing events. Please contact the event leader if suggestions or changes are needed. TSK events that are invitation only or not open to the general TSK membership on a "first come, first served" basis should not be posted on the TSK calendar. In those type of closed events, they should be planned, scheduled and implemented as a private and personal event outside of the TSK web site.

8. When you RSVP for an event, please cancel yourself from the sign-up list if you cannot attend, even at the last minute. Many times others are waiting to attend.

9. Finally, TSK members are known for their courtesy, politeness, and manners. We ask that all TSK members be their best around each other. If any problems are encountered, please report this to any assistant organizer or to the TSK moderator.

Besides all that, we are here to have fun. Enjoy TSK and we are glad you are here!

Upcoming events (5+)

$10. Pool Practice. West Clermont Mercy Health Plex

Clermont Mercy Healthplex

We have the pool reserved for kayakers for Sunday afternoon's from 2-4 pm at the West Clermont Mercy Healthplex / West Clermont High School (NW corner of Clough Pike and Bach Buxton). - Pay as you go, as your schedule permits. No commitment. -Please clean your kayaks. inside and out. - $10 per Sunday afternoon session, pay the front desk -Practice your rolls, your bracing, Your boat maneuverability, assisted or self-rescue... -Long boats, short boats, red boats & Blue Boats! -Last year, Kathy took the Grand kids twice, practiced steering the boats, jumping out and climbing back in! It gave their parents peace of mind, before hitting the lake. :) -Or if you just miss your yak! Please let Tony know by Thursday afternoons / Friday mornings if you'll be attending so I can give the folks at Mercy a heads up [masked] There will not be a pool session on 11/10 & 12/1 Hope to see some of you there! Tony & Nikki

Learn the kayak Eskimo roll in about 10 minutes.

Countryside YMCA | Lebanon

We are teaching the fastest technique in the world, every Sunday 3 pm to 5 pm Practice $10 YMCA pool fee First roll lesson $75 (includes $10 pool fee) Please bring cash, easily separated into $65, and $10. Roll is guaranteed. All tune ups are free for life. No equipment needed for first lesson. If you do bring equipment, it must be clean! Interested parties please contact us for two reasons. 1) So we have an idea about numbers of boaters. 2) So we can send you instructions for entering the complex. We do NOT use the front door. It is the largest YMCA in the US, and there are building entry options. But only one for us Kayakers! Call if you have any questions. Here is our contact information. Bill Cacciolfi New World Expeditions 830 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs Ohio[masked] [masked] George Davis[masked] [masked] Gwen English[masked] [masked]

$10. Pool Practice. West Clermont Mercy Health Plex

Clermont Mercy Healthplex

We have the pool reserved for kayakers for Sunday afternoon's from 2-4 pm at the West Clermont Mercy Healthplex / West Clermont High School (NW corner of Clough Pike and Bach Buxton). - Pay as you go, as your schedule permits. No commitment. -Please clean your kayaks. inside and out. - $10 per Sunday afternoon session, pay the front desk -Practice your rolls, your bracing, Your boat maneuverability, assisted or self-rescue... -Long boats, short boats, red boats & Blue Boats! -Last year, Kathy took the Grand kids twice, practiced steering the boats, jumping out and climbing back in! It gave their parents peace of mind, before hitting the lake. :) -Or if you just miss your yak! Please let Tony know by Thursday afternoons / Friday mornings if you'll be attending so I can give the folks at Mercy a heads up [masked] There will not be a pool session on 11/10 & 12/1 Hope to see some of you there! Tony & Nikki

Learn the kayak Eskimo roll in about 10 minutes.

Countryside YMCA | Lebanon

We are teaching the fastest technique in the world, every Sunday 3 pm to 5 pm Practice $10 YMCA pool fee First roll lesson $75 (includes $10 pool fee) Please bring cash, easily separated into $65, and $10. Roll is guaranteed. All tune ups are free for life. No equipment needed for first lesson. If you do bring equipment, it must be clean! Interested parties please contact us for two reasons. 1) So we have an idea about numbers of boaters. 2) So we can send you instructions for entering the complex. We do NOT use the front door. It is the largest YMCA in the US, and there are building entry options. But only one for us Kayakers! Call if you have any questions. Here is our contact information. Bill Cacciolfi New World Expeditions 830 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs Ohio[masked] [masked] George Davis[masked] [masked] Gwen English[masked] [masked]

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Kayak Eskimo roll practice ONLY

Countryside YMCA | Lebanon

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