“Attention!” Jessica Fleming shouts from the bow of the dragon boat. All 10 paddlers lean in, ready. “Paddles up!” We each lift one arm over our heads and shoot one arm to the side, making a triangle shape with our heads. “Take it away!” And we paddle. We sit two by two, following the pacers…

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  Spring is ramping into summer this week, and with air temperatures jumping to nearly 80 degrees, you may be grabbing your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. First, put on your personal flotation device — and dress for the water temperature, which in Lake Erie Monday was about 38 degrees. Since 2010, 631 people have drowned…

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You can paddle a kayak. And with Hobie Mirage kayaks you can pedal. You pedal lightly with your feet, and two underwater flippers — modeled after penguin’s feet — push out beneath the kayak to propel you through the water. With a little effort, you could go 3-5 mph, said Buckeye Sports Center kayak expert…

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