It is important to know how to do an emergency stop to avoid collision. For example, in a rescue situation you will need to be able to stop effectively and promptly when approaching someone who has capsized. 

Technique Tips and safety Practice drills 

Tips and safety

  • This stroke can lead you to capsize if you put the blade into the water too deeply in the first 2 strokes. 
  • Maintain a neutral wrist position with each stroke.
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