Texas School Buys Key Log to Start Log Rolling Program
Texas A&M University-Commerce bought a Key Log in 2019 with hopes of building a log rolling program at the school. The University’s new Aquatics coordinator, Walker Loyd, joined the team five months ago and enthusiastically embraced the responsibility of spearheading the program.
TAMUC Runs Log Rolling Clinic In Their Pool
TAMUC planned to run a set of four log rolling clinics to take place every Thursday in September, holding a tournament in the last clinic as a way for the participants to showcase their progress. COVID-19 required them to close their pool for the first three weeks of the month and therefore schedule just one clinic at the end of the month that attracted new students to the pool. Since there were not any previous clinics, the participants practiced for about 20 minutes to get a feel for the sport before competing in two challenges: 1) Who can stay on the longest by themselves? And 2) Head to head round robin.
Students Love Key Log And Want More
Even though it was a smaller group than expected prior to the pool closure, the students that attended gave stellar reviews and said they had a blast! Students enjoyed learning to log roll and were excited to get Key Log Rolling t-shirts and stickers. Even though circumstances threw a wrench in their plans, they’re very optimistic about the program and its potential. They plan to offer weekly clinics next semester and long-term hope to host a state-wide Texas log rolling tournament in their pool.
Possibilities for Log Rolling Partnerships
Walker notes his excitement for the possibilities of partnerships involving their log rolling program, including various groups on campus that could use the logs for fun team building activities. Additionally, he hopes to connect with the Outdoor Adventure Program at the University to plan a kayak rolling and log rolling clinic. Walker looks forward to the opportunities this program will provide and is eager to watch it grow at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Are you interested in adding log rolling to your school’s activities? Contact us to learn more about starting a log rolling program with Key Log Rolling.