Whitewater 101: Fundamentals

Overview

Our four-hour Whitewater Fundamentals lesson is a fun-filled, professionally coached kayaking lesson on flat water. We've eliminated much of the technical jargon so we can focus on comfort in the boat, comfort underwater, and rolling the kayak. By learning these skills in flatwater, you'll gain confidence and learn faster. Our mature, caring instructors are experts in teaching beginners and helping students overcome their fears in a non-intimidating environment. In this lesson you'll learn:

  1. Proper equipment fit and boat outfitting
  2. Comfort underwater
  3. Exiting the kayak after a capsize
  4. Rolling the kayak
  5. Paddling in a straight line

And don't worry: if the class ends and you find yourself wishing you'd signed up for the entire package, we make it easy to upgrade. See Whitewater Membership Package Upgrade for details.


WW 101: Fundamentals Course Description

WW 101: Fundamentals

Our four-hour Whitewater Fundamentals lesson is a fun-filled lesson on flat water. We've eliminated much of the technical jargon so we can focus on proper equipment fit and boat outfitting, comfort underwater, and rolling the kayak. By learning these skills in flatwater, you'll gain confidence and learn faster.


2019 Dates (Choose one):

  • May 4, 18
  • June 4, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 6, 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28

Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, skirt and helmet.

Location (link) : Pennyfield Lock, Potomac, MD

Time : 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM

Duration : 4 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

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