3/12/2020: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Meyers pool has closed at least until April 5. We have suspended all enrollment in Colorado Whitewater pool classes as we monitor the situation. Students who have already registered and paid for classes will receive additional communication via email. We do not know, at this time, how the remainder of the pool season will be affected. At this time we are planning for Training Camp to be held as scheduled. Please monitor your email, the Colorado Whitewater Facebook page, and this website for additional details. If you have any questions, please direct them to our Instruction Director. Please understand that responses may be slower than normal as we are an all-volunteer organization.
This page will be updated by April 1, 2020
For additional information on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, please reference the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and your local health department.
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.
Instructor: Greg Parker
As a Team Jackson paddler, Greg is one of the top playboaters in the world and a dedicated instructor and teacher. As 13-time competitor of the FibArk Pro Rodeo, he put in a personal best score for a dominating win at the 2018 FibArk Pro Rodeo. On the instructional side, Greg was an instructor at RMOC for 6 years and put together the instructional videos "Anybody Can Kayak." Greg is a teacher in Denver and an all-around great guy.
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 $10.50 pool admission for each pool session.
Class Times & Dates:
Watch the Spray newsletter for any summer clinics. And as always check back in December/January for next year's clinics!
Please direct any questions to our Instruction Coordinator
Refunds: Effective March 1, 2019, we will not be offering refunds for our pool instruction classes. We may be able to accommodate transferring your registration to another class. Please contact the Instruction Coordinator with questions.