The Boating Betties class is a series of four sessions for Intermediate and Advanced level women that is taught by women. Many women communicate and learn differently than men, and it can be intimidating to some to be in a co-ed class where there is an invisible undercurrent of competition, of rivalry more than mentoring. Last season the Colorado Whitewater Boating Betties became a force to be reckoned with and this year’s class will build upon that success and energy!
This series is designed for women who have mastered beginner level skills and are interested in taking their boating to the next level. The first session will take place at Meyers Pool and will focus on basic paddling skills and roll practice. The three following sessions will be taught at the Golden Whitewater Park on Tuesday evenings and will focus on building confidence, rolling in a current, river skills and surfing.
This is class one of four. The other dates for this class are June 3, June 10 and June 17 and will take place at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park in Golden. The dates in June are tentative depending on river flow levels.
Prerequisites: Participants should have their own equipment (boat, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, PFD, etc.).
Cost: $80 course fee plus pool admission for each pool session.
Instructors: Elizabeth Austen, Laurie Maciag and Amy White