We were very excited to partner with Endless Summer Paddle Co. in Louisville for a special event we hosted on April 30. Endless Summer Paddle Company was founded in 2016 by Mimi Hahn and Matt Sheehan to address a need in the the greater Kentucky area: access to exploring and enjoying the region’s diverse waterways.
Mimi, a former outward bound instructor and current yoga instructor, jumped at the opportunity to bridge her two passions: yoga and outdoor water adventures. Mimi has a lifeguard, first aid, and CPR training through the American Red Cross. She is a Baptiste-certified yoga instructor and has trained in SUP techniques and SUP yoga instruction. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience with the community!
"I can't be near water without wanting to be 'on water.' It started as a child, with a love of swimming and the outdoors. Leading canoeing expeditions in my young adulthood helped nourish this passion and creating Endless Summer Paddle Company this past year has given me the opportunity to spend a majority of my time on the water. One of my favorite paddling memories is a time I lead a course on Florida's Suwannee River. I was working with a group of college aged students who were strong paddlers and determined to make it to our last pick up on the river, Fanning Springs. Due to some weather delays we got to the point where we needed to travel 100 miles in around 3 days. The students had an opportunity to chose a closer take out or to go for it. They decided to go for it and ended up creating a plan of aggressive paddling during the day and lashing the boats together at night to create a float and paddling in shifts while the majority of the group slept. The students were also training for a half marathon so we spent those 72 hours entirely on the water and got off only to run and poop. It was epic to say the least!" - Mimi Hahn