2018 Beginner Kayaking Class

This introductory course is comprised of 5 separate sessions to provide a safe, gentle introduction into the world of whitewater kayaking. The classes progress through topics over the course of three 2-hour sessions in the warm pool and conclude in early May by applying the same skills outside on a lake (fourth day) and (fifth day) an easy river (Flat Water/Moving Water Weekend). This progression over the course allows you to comfortably build on your skills and gain confidence by the time you kayak a river for the first time.

The beginner curriculum is based on well-established ACA standards that assume no previous experience in a kayak. You will learn about boats, essential gear, basic paddle strokes, river safety, and we'll introduce you to the kayak roll.

Beginner Kayaking Class Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Cost:  $120 Early Bird (Group A) or $150 course fee plus $10 pool admission for each pool session. Includes three 2-hour pool sessions, the flat-water/moving water weekend and rental equipment (boat, spray skirt, and paddle) for the three pool sessions.

Group A will meet from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on February 18, February 25, & March 4 plus the Flatwater/Moving Water Weekend on May 12 & May 13. 

Register now for Group A Beginner Kayaking classes. FULL!

Group B will meet from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on March 25, April 15, April 22 plus the Flatwater/Moving Water Weekend on May 12 & May 13. 

Register now for Group B Beginner Kayaking classes. 

Please direct any questions to our Instruction Coordinator

If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you may request a refund by contacting the Instructions Coordinator.  If cancelled 7 days before the first day of the event, the refund amount will be the cost of the event less processing fees. If cancelled less than 7 days, refunds are at the discretion of the Instructions Director.

Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  455 Sherman Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80203

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