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PSUPA Flat Water Level 1 Certification ~

Hybrid one day practical water training + self paced online course

  • Started May 14
  • 450 US dollars
  • Atlantic Patapsco Marina - 2010 Knollview Ave Pasadena, MD 21122

Service Description

Become a SUP instructor! Coaches Nicky and Carleen are leading PSUPA Flatwater Level 1 Certification in Greater Annapolis Area, off the Chesapeake Bay. The certification covers the technique and teaching skills needed to lead SUP classes confidently and safely. The curriculum emphasizes water safety, leadership, and teaching risk management and rescue procedures. This course is a hybrid learning model with online coursework and one day of practical water training. Online Course: • Comprehensive digital manual & video content • Learn at your own pace • Complete the online exam from home • Only one travel day • Refer back to the course anytime to stay fresh on material Curriculum: • Water safety - emergency preparedness and rescue techniques • Understanding of weather and conditions • On-water group management and communication • How to teach the basic elements of stand up paddling • Approach and considerations of teaching students of varying ages, abilities, skill levels, and limitations • Lesson formats and preparation • Refining your own paddle stroke and maneuvering technique • SUP gear and equipment overview Certification is awarded upon completing the course. This includes passing the online test and achieving a satisfactory evaluation of your teaching, leadership skills and attention to safety. Below are the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION: • Participants will need to be a member of the PSUPA prior to attending the cert. Annual fee $85 • Participants need to have a current hands-on (ie., not Internet-based) First Aid/CPR certification or Wilderness First Aid or Lifeguard Training prior to taking the cert. A First Aid course will be offered by by root SUP & Fitness before training. • There will be some in-the-water safety training. Hopefully it will be somewhat warm by May, but you might want to consider getting access to a wetsuit or some neoprene pants & top. • If you do not have your own paddleboard you will be able to rent one. Contact Carleen at to arrange. Registration deadline: • April 23, 2022 to allow ample time to complete the online coursework and assignments Dates: • Online course access begins on April 23 • Water practical May 14. Rain date May 15 • Test deadline May 21 Location: Atlantic Marina Patapsco 2010 Knollview Ave, Pasadena, MD 21122 The marina offers a cottage rental on their grounds. View availability at >

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Annapolis, Maryland, USA