Introduction to Moving Water Kayaking

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River kayaking made simple!

Stop "just thinking" about kayaking and GET STARTED! Whether you've never been kayaking before or you've got a few lake or river trips under your belt, these clinics are for YOU!

These introductory kayak experiences will focus on the essential skills you need to confidently and successfully navigate slow-moving rivers like the Catawba. Our American Canoe Association certified instructors will provide all the necessary equipment and personalized instruction to meet your specific paddling needs and goals.

This clinic is based on the American Canoe Association Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking  curriculum.

At the end of Introduction Moving Water Kayaking 1, you will be able to:

  • Confidently and successfully paddle your kayak without becoming exhausted and frustrated.
  • Navigate the river more easily and will be less likely to hit rocks.
  • Increase your chances of staying up right in your kayak while paddling in moving water.
  • Choose and fit a kayak, life jacket and helmet.

At the end of Introduction Moving Water Kayaking 2, you will be able to:

  • Confidently plan a kayak trip on rivers with rapids up to Class I.
  • Choose and pack proper group equipment for a river trip.
  • Get yourself out of the river and back into your boat after a capsize.
  • Get where you want to go on the river more easily and efficiently.

At the end of Introduction Moving Water Kayaking 3, You will be able to:

  • Evaluate Class I rapids and set appropriate safety for a group.
  • Size up common rescue situations and decide on a best course of actions.
  • Coach a swimmer through an efficient and effective self-rescue.
  • Execute a variety of boat-based rescues of swimmers, boats and, and equipment.
         
Trip Dates:
May 27, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
                 
  June 15, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
                          
  June 23, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
 
  June 30, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
 
  July 1, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
 
  July 6, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
 
  July 13, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 2
 
  July 14, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
 
  July 22, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 1
 
  July 28, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 2
 
  August 5, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 2
                                        
  August 18, 2018
 2 PM
 IMWK 3
 
         
         
Cost:
Save $5 per clinic when you register for two or more!
  $45 per person per clinic when you register for ONE clinic.
 
  $40 per person per clinic when you register for TWO or MORE clinics.
         
Skill Level/Age:
"Never-ever" Kayakers and Beginners/12+
 
Clinic Lengths:
4 - 5 Hours
     
Class Ratio:
1 Instructor to 5 Students
     
Location:
River Park, 1782 Quality Circle, Rock Hill, SC 29730
 
     
Prerequisites:
Courses must be taken in succession. Skipping courses is permitted
 
  with the permission of the instructor.
 
Suggested Next Steps:   
Step Up to Class II Series
 
 
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Waiver & Cancellation Policy

Please contact our Outdoor Education staff at alloutdoors@cityofrockhill.com or 803-329-5527 with any questions. 
To register online click here.

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