Last week I had the opportunity to be part of USA Canoe/Kayak's first Talent Identification program held in Maryland. The goal of the program is to promote interest in the sports of canoe and kayak. The heyday of the program was 1988 - 1992 when the likes of Joe Jacobi, Norm Bellingham, Jon Lugbill, Scott Stausbaugh, and Greg Barton won gold medals. There have been tough times since then.
The Talent Identification program is open to anyone with an interest in the sports canoe and kayak. Check out PaddleforGold.com and the video below. It's time for the US to start paddling again!