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by Jay Wild


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Jay Wild is a paddler, a coach, co-owner of Waterman’s Landing on Lake Lake Tahoe, and co-founder of the Lake Tahoe Waterman Association. He leverages his own experiences to help others discover what it means to live and train like an athlete while living a real-life, and uses creative training patterns to bring out the best in both himself and his clients.

Since Jay has picked up a paddle he has qualified to compete with some of the top men’s outrigger canoe crews in California helping clubs win numerous races, represented the USA at the stand-up paddle World Championships (bringing home individual and team medals), pushed his boundaries as a paddler and water athlete by placing 3rd overall in the prestigious and rigorous Ironmana race in Bora Bora. 


These days, Jay still dominates Northern California paddling events and religiously holds true to the lifestyle he dreamed of and made a reality. Now added to that dream is the ever-changing role of being a father and husband. But truth be known, while Jay does his best to break up training routines with skiing and biking he surfs the challenges of life, he finds constant sanctuary on the waters and in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. “Paddling is where I feel most alive,” he says. “Working my body with nature is freedom".

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