Paddling during the summer months in Florida can be scary due to the daily rain and lightning storms. SFCKC takes extreme precaution regarding weather. After the daily morning stretches the athletes are taught/reminded what to do if bad weather (excessive rain, wind, storm warnings, lightning, etc…) approaching. Listen for the whistle and follow the coaches directions.
Each coach and staff member has a lightning APP on their phone that sends a text and an audible alarm to indicate that lightning is within 10 miles. Anyone of the staff members blows two toots on the safety whistle which tells the athletes to head to the dock. Boats are taken out of the water and the athletes go into the clubhouse. The lightning app is monitored and no-one is allowed to go outside until the lightning has moved outside the 10 mile mark or 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.