Basic Kayaking Progression for teenagers
- Ages: 12-18
- Meeting Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30-7 pm and Fridays 9am-5pm
- Session 1: 6/19/16 - 7/7/16
- Session 2: 7/10/16 - 7/28/16
- Session 3: 7/31/16 - 8/18/16
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: $425
Summer (all 3 sessions): $1050