New 2012 Kayak Classes

Hi Paddlers,

We finally have our winter/spring pool class schedule set! Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested. Remember, if you have your own boat and gear, there is free open pool time from 8-9 pm on any class day. There are a limited number of extra boats that can be borrowed on any given night; ask ahead of time. Call or email if you have any questions.
Thanks! Hope to see you at the pool.

Todd & Linda.

LAINST Kayaking Classes
Winter/spring 2012 at the 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. Preregistration required; email or call 517-333-9716.

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. Also good for paddlers with some experience but no formal instruction who want to improve their skills.
6:00 – 9:00 pm. $75. Two sessions available: Wednesdays February 15, 22, 29, or March 14, 21, 28.

Kayaking II: Tipping, Staying Upright, & Rolling
This two evening course is for students with some kayaking experience with basic strokes who want to work on recovery skills (balance, edging, and braces) and learn how to roll.
6:00 – 9:00 pm. $50. Wednesdays April 11 & 18.

River Kayaking
This course is intended to teach students the fundamentals of safely paddling moving water and whitewater rivers. Two Wednesday class sessions will be held in the classroom and the pool, focusing on safety, river kayaking maneuvers, rescues, and trip planning. The third class will be an all-day trip to a local river; 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.
6:00 – 9:00 pm. $125. Wednesdays April 25, May 2; river trips Saturdays May 5 & 12.

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