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945 W Broadway, PO Box 1205
Jackson, WY, 83001

3073630044

To provide all with the opportunity to safely enjoy the waterways of the greater Yellowstone area through youth programs, competitive events, conservation and education.

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Otters

Basic Kayaking Progression for teenagers

  • Ages: 12-18
  • Meeting Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30-7 pm and Fridays 9am-5pm

2017 Dates

  • Session 1: 6/19/16 - 7/7/16
  • Session 2: 7/10/16 - 7/28/16
  • Session 3: 7/31/16 - 8/18/16

 

Program Description

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