Playboating Fundamentals

In our Freestyle Fundamentals classes, we will focus on the skills that will help kayakers of all levels learn to move their boats in every direction including the use of edges, trim and balance for play boating. Participants will be introduced to techniques that will lead to cartwheels, double pumps, bow and stern stalls.

These clinics are really fun and will not only work on specific freestyle skills, but will give students a pathway to improve the movements that make EVERY freestyle trick happen. This way they can build the strength and skills necessary to learn any trick much more quickly. This will also be a great work-out--you will be sore after! These drills typically become part of daily warm-up and practice routines, even for the best kayakers in the world.

Prerequisites: Ability to comfortably maneuver your kayak at an intermediate (Level B) level. Participants must have a reliable roll and a properly outfitted play boat.

Cost:  $50 course fee plus $10 pool admission for each pool session.

Location: Meyer's Pool, 7900 Carr Dr, Arvada, CO 80005

Class Times & Dates:
There will be four separate clinics divided between youth and adult classes on the following dates & times:

Adult:

  • Mathieu Dumoulin - March 19th 3-5 PM
  • Peter Holcombe - April 2nd 3-5 PM

Youth:

  • Mathieu Dumoulin - March 19th 1-3 PM
  • Abby Holcombe - April 2nd 1-3 PM

Click here to register for the Youth March 19th Clinic.

Click here to register for the Adult March 19th Clinic.

Click here to register for the Youth April 2nd Clinic.

Click here to register for the Adult April 2nd Clinic.

Refunds:
If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you may request a refund by contacting the Instructions Director.  If canceled 7 days before the first day of the event, the refund amount will be the cost of the event less processing fees. If canceled 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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