Basic Kayaking Progression for teenagers
- Ages: 12-18
- Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-5
- Session 1: 6/25/18-7/13/18
- Session 2: 7/16/18-8/3/18
- Session 3: 8/6/18-8/24/18
The River Otters program introduces first-time kayakers to the sport through a standard river-running progression. The focus is on the basic, technical aspects of kayaking while incorporating FUN and SAFETY. Sessions in flat water, moving water and river-running will evolve throughout the program as athlete skills and comfort levels progress. Individualized and focused attention will build athlete confidence in their ability to comfortably navigate Class II & III whitewater. All an athlete needs is competent swimming skills and the desire to learn and be on the water.
Specific Skills Focus
River safety & awareness; wet exiting an overturned kayak; maintaining a strong, balanced body position; learning edge control and boat stability; proper paddle strokes; techniques for paddling straight and turning; learning and identifying river features and hazards; swimming in whitewater; mechanics of rolling in moving water (hip snaps, T-rescues, body & paddle position); whitewater navigation; and introductory surfing techniques.
PROGRAM FEE - INCLUDES USE OF KAYAK, PADDLE, SPRAYSKIRT, HELMET and PFD
Single Session: Before May 1- $425, After May 1- $450
Summer (all 3 sessions): $1100