Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (earn Kayak Lake Rating!)

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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Leader: Emily Masterson

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This is the first lesson to begin whitewater paddling! We will meet in front of the boathouse at Memorial Union at 3:00pm. We will cover equipment and safety then head to the lake to practice wet exits, strokes, and rescues. Be comfortable in the water (you will get wet!). I am very flexible with the time of this class. Let me know if you have any time conflicts and we can adjust accordingly.

Why: You will need this lesson, regardless of previous experience, to attend kayak trips with the club. By the end of the lesson, you will earn your R0/kayak lake rating which allows you to then take R1 lessons (slow, moving water).


Please bring: 

shoes that will stay on your feet when swimming. While I prefer closed-toed shoes, a sport sandal like Chacos will work as long as it has a sturdy sole and stays on

clothing that is appropriate for being in and out of the water frequently (bring warm-when-wet layers if it is cold or windy)

- a towel 

- a change of dry clothing, including shoes if needed

- a bag to contain your wet stuff


As always, weather permitting.

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Lesson / Training (ratings may be achieved)
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