Students in this class learn the fundamentals of safely paddling moving water and whitewater rivers. Two Tuesday class sessions will be held in the classroom and the pool, focusing on safety skills, water reading, river paddling maneuvers, and trip planning. The third class will be an all-day trip to a Michigan river with light rapids suitable for practicing skills learned in the pool. Students taking this course should have taken Kayaking I &II or the equivalent. Graduates of this class will have the foundation needed to continue practicing their skills by joining local club trips!
6:30 – 9:30 pm. $110. Tuesdays April 28, May 5; river trip Saturday May 9.
Also, new dates added at Mason High School pool through Mason Community Education!
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, what to do in case of a capsize, and how to maneuver your boat with basic strokes.
6:00 – 9:00 pm. $84. Thursdays May 7, 14, 21.
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. $58. Thursdays June 4, 11.
Registration for the East Lansing class is through this email or 517-333-9716.
Registration for the Mason HS classes is through Mason Community Education, by calling 244-6416 or online at https://mason.revtrak.net.
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