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Advocate, Director Rancocas Pathways

Rancocas Creek Tidal Energy Phase 1 Recon

Rancocas Creek tidal segment is a possible and highly probable untapped natural resource for tidal, hydro-power, geothermal, solar and wind energy. Historically tide mills were found at a few different locations along the Rancocas in early 1700’s. Water drove the Rancocas Creek Watershed Mill economy from man’s first incursions into the Watershed up into the early 1960’s. Alcott/Risdon in Mt. Holly in the 1870’s invented a vertical shaft horizontal water turbine, another powered Smithville’s mills. Navigation continued up into the 1920’s and more. Man captured Rancocas Creel tides for commerce. Today a renaissance of alternative energy opens the doors to alternative energy and creek side microgrids. As research advances further information will be posted. Please the enclosed presentation on alternative energy’s of NJ’s exemplary and historic Rancocas Creek

Kayaking Excursion

Afternoon Kayaking Excursion. South Branch through Hainesport to Confluence up the North Branch to Melpine Landing. Joined by Eagle, Otter, Muskrat, Heron, Egret, Warblers, Swallows, Killiefish, Silence, Relaxing, Chillin’, Enjoying the Sun Splashed Summer Afternoon. Guided Kayak Excursions and Kayak Rentals. Contact Pathways 609-456-9344

Injuries Associated with the Practice of Calm Water Kayaking in the Canoeing Modality

  • Manuel Isorna-Folgar,
  • Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez,
  • Rubén Paz-Dobarro,
  • Jose Luis García-Soidán

Affiliations DOI Journal volume & issue Vol. 10, no. 902
p. 902


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Knowing the most frequent injuries in canoeists is important, considering the consequences for the athlete’s sports career, health, and labour, social and economic life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe the most frequent injuries among high-level canoeists and the intrinsic variables of the sport’s practice (years of practice, number of training sessions per week, and stretching habit) that can influence the appearance of such injuries. An observational, transversal, and retrospective epidemiological study was carried out with 122 canoeists that completed a sport injuries questionnaire (number, body area, type, and severity of injuries). The ratio of injuries per participant was 1.1 injuries/year in men; and 1.5 injuries/year in women. Shoulder injuries were the most frequent, followed by knee injuries (in women) and lower back (in men), and the other segments of the upper limbs. In men, injuries occurred more frequently in the central period of training sessions and in women during the last 15 min of training sessions. Then, there is a common profile of injuries in canoeists: Being a female, having more years of sports practice, and never executing stretching exercises are associated with predisposing factors to injuries.