I’m glad I went.
— Melissa Coursey Hess (@melissachess) November 21, 2010
Two people were there getting personalized instruction. Another woman was there to practice and a bunch of tweens were there as part of their kids program. I practiced my roll a few times and ended up having bail TWICE. Very frustrating. I also felt exposed as there were lots of people in boats in a relatively small pool — definitely a little different from being on the Potomac. The head guy watched me struggle with my roll and gave me some refresher help; he reminded me that 90% of rolling a boat is mental. By the end of the session, I’d completed nine rolls and now have a goal of completing 11 the next time I go. I was definitely tired on my drive home last night, but it was nice to know that I can still roll a kayak.