Kayak Classes and Open Pool Times

Hey paddlers,

Maybe you are interested in a pool class, or know someone who is – please share this information.

LAINST kayak classes fall 2011 at East Lansing High School pool:

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. Please preregister: 517-333-9716 or lainstkayaking@gmail.com

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.

6:00 – 9:00 pm. $70. Wednesday November 9, 16, and 30 (no class Thanksgiving week)

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.

6:00 – 9:00 pm. $40. Wednesday December 7 & 14.

Also, there is free pool practice time from 7 – 9 pm (no instruction) if you have your own boat. Our classes depend on volunteers for equipment and help, so if you have a boat you can lend or would like to help out, please let us know.

 

There will be open pool paddling time at the East Lansing High School pool on Wednesday November 2 from 7-9 pm.  There is no class this night; just show up for some fun and practice in the pool.  The pool is really big, so any kind of boat is OK.  Enter the high school by the west drive (not the football one) and continue around to the left all the way, for access.  There will be a limited amount of extra boats and paddles.  We will be passing the hat to help defray the cost of the pool, so if you can donate a few bucks, that would be a big help.

Also, on class nights throughout fall 2011, there is free pool practice time from 7-9 pm if you have your own boat.  Our classes depend on volunteers for equipment and help, so if you have a boat you can lend or would like to help out, please let us know, 517-333-9716 or lainstkayaking@gmail.com, or if you have any questions.

Class nights:  Wednesdays November 9, 16, 30 (no pool time Thanksgiving week), December 7 & 14.


This message was sent by Linda Savage (savage@msu.edu) from Lansing Oar and Paddle Club.

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