Kayak classes winter/spring 2011 Kayaking classes are taught by American Canoe Association certified instructors. All equipment is provided. Students should be comfortable in the water and bring a towel and swimsuit. A synthetic top for warmth and water shoes are recommended. Each class starts with one hour “dry” classroom subjects, followed by one hour on the water instruction and one hour free practice time. Register through Okemos Community Education (okemosonline.com). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-333-9716 for more information.
Kayaking I: Paddle Safe, Paddle Right This three-session course will introduce you to kayaking in a safe and warm environment and help you develop basic skills and safety awareness. You will learn about boats and gear and how to maneuver your boat with basic strokes. 6:30 – 9:30 pm. $65. Monday January 24 & 31; Feb. 7. or February 28; March 7 & 14.
Kayaking II: Tipping, Staying Upright, & Rolling This two evening course is for students with some kayaking experience who want to work on recovery skills (balance, edging, and braces) and learn how to roll. 6:30 – 9:30 pm. $45. Monday April 4 &11.
River Kayaking This course is intended to teach students the fundamentals of safely paddling moving water and whitewater rivers. Two Monday class sessions will be held in the classroom and the pool, focusing on river safety, trip planning, river maneuvers and rescues. The third class will be an all-day trip to a local river and the fourth class will be an all-day trip to a slightly more challenging local river. Students taking this course should have taken Kayaking I &II or the equivalent. 6:30 – 9:30 pm. $100. Monday April 25, May 2; river trips Saturday May 7 & 14.
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