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TCC adds watersports to its list of offerings

by A. Lee Graham | Feb 28, 2013
Kayaking, wakeboarding and paddleboarding are part of the lesson plan as Tarrant County College takes the classroom to the river.

Beginning March 19, the school’s Trinity River Campus will offer a physical education course focused on water sports. Registration has begun for the eight-week course featuring stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding and kayaking. The course is only open to TCC students.

Making the class possible is a partnership between the school and local vendors Aloha Paddleboards, Backwoods Kayak and Canoe, and Cowtown Wakepark.

“We are eager to bring this exciting opportunity to our students,” said Bill Greenhill, Tarrant County College District board president, commenting in a news release.

“TCC prides itself on providing its students with unique and valuable opportunities, and this watersport component of our conditioning class will allow us to do just that,” Greenhill said.

Calling the class a “game-changer” in how local educators approach physical education was J.D. Granger, executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority, overseeing the Trinity River Vision project that promises acreage north of downtown flood control, infrastructure upgrades, economic development opportunities and recreational development, including access to trails and riverfront.

“We have a wonderful recreation opportunity right in our own backyard, and it’s time that we start using the Trinity River to its full capacity,” Granger said.

The 10:25 a.m.-11:45 a.m. class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students can register for the course by searching “PHED 1107 – 57000” in WebAdvisor, an online enrollment resource.