Sweep Stroke

Forward and reverse sweep strokes are used to turn the kayak. These strokes are very effective when stationary and you can also adapt them to change course while on the move.

Technique Tips Safety  Common mistakes Practice drills


  • Failing to unwind the torso during the stroke can expose the shoulder on the working side to undue stress. To help prevent this, drop your elbow to your hip once you have reached the limit of your torso rotation.
  • If you rely on your arms to power the stroke, you are likely to become fatigued.
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