Basic Kayaking Progression
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:30-7 pm
Session 1: June 14th – July 5th
Session 2: July 8th – July 26th
Session 3: July 29th – Aug 23rd
The River Otters program introduces athletes to kayaking 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.
Per Session: $400
All Sessions: $1000