Monthly Archives: October 2012

New Pool Classes

Below find information about fall kayak pool classes. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested. Note that free open pool time for all paddlers is 8:00-9:00 pm on any class date!

LAINST Kayaking Classes

Fall 2012 at the East Lansing High School pool

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. Classes are taught by American Canoe Association trained and certified instructors.

Kayaking I: Paddle Safe, Paddle Right

This three-session course will introduce you to kayaking in a fun, safe, and warm environment and help you develop basic skills and safety awareness. You will learn about boats and appropriate 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. Wed. Nov. 14, 28 & Dec. 5. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.

Kayaking II: Tipping, Staying Upright, & Rolling

This two evening course is for students with some previous kayaking instruction or experience who want to work on rescues and recovery skills – balance, edging, and braces – and to progress to the kayak roll. Wed. Dec. 12, 19. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. $50.

Pre-registration required:

Email or call 517-333-9716

25th Annual Club Business Meeting Tuesday October 23


Our 25th Annual Lansing Oar and Paddle Club Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday October 23 at 7:00 pm at Jimmy’s Pub in East Lansing. We will report on the past year’s activities, finances, elect officers, and make plans for the future.

Please arrive before 7:00 to order food before the meeting begins!

Map to Jimmy’s Pub:

Jay Hanks


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