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Kayak Class in the Pool
February 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jump Start your Paddling Season
Learn to kayak or improve your kayaking skills this winter while dreaming of warm summer paddling. This kayak class is entirely indoors and will utilize the pool at Muletown Rec in Columbia, TN to practice water skills.
Pool at Muletown Rec where the kayak class will practice skills
The pool is a great place to practice getting back into a kayak from the water and practice strokes
Description of the kayak class: This is an indoor class utilizing the pool at Muletown Rec in Columbia, TN. The first half of the session is classroom based and will cover these and other topics: PFDs (lifejackets), safety equipment, weather/water considerations, and trip planning.
The second half of the session is in the pool with a focus on strokes and self-rescue. Enjoy the clean, clear water and controlled environment to practice these kayaking skills.
What to Expect: The pool session of the kayak class is physically active. You should plan to get in the water; however, we use a challenge by choice philosophy so if you are uncomfortable or incapable of practicing a certain skill just let your instructor know. Our instructors are Level 2 certified Kayak Instructors with the American Canoe Assocation.
What to Bring to the Kayak Class:
- For the classroom session wear comfortable, casual clothes
- For the pool session dress to get wet such as a swimsuit, swim trunks, or shorts.
- We will have lifejackets for the pool; the pool chemicals can be hard on lifejackets so we will have life jackets available.
- Lunch, snacks, water
- Clothes to change into after the pool session and toiletries if you want to shower after the pool session.
Minimum Class size: four participants
Minimum Age Requirement: 10 years old and up
Cost of Class: $100 per person. This includes classroom instruction, kayaks for the pool session, use of the pool for the class, and pool instruction. Lunch is not provided.