Tornado on the waves 

Last class was really wavy, and it was only my second time taking out the Tornado (one of two transition boats between the trainer and racer). 

I fell in just seconds after pushing off the dock, then almost went “swimming” again when the instructor in the motor boat went right in front of me. She was trying to move away from oncoming rowers… I slapped the water with my paddle a couple times and used my hips to stay upright. 

During balance training Alex capsized, then someone else almost immediately after. Everyone did (except one) by the end of the class. 
A band was playing on the lake so we got to practice balance drills to trumpets and tubas. The Mario theme song played as we paddled back. 

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