Our Fun Start Kayak Class is designed to give students the fundamentals of kayaking through a fun and safe environment. Students will learn basic kayaking skills for recreational and sea kayaks. Start with proper kayak and gear fit and how to launch your kayak from shore. The instructors will guide each student through the steps of a wet exit (how to get out of your kayak in case of a capsize.) Work on the basic kayak strokes: going forward, stopping, reversing and turning. Self and assisted rescues will be introduced. The Fun Start Kayak Class at the Downriver Family YMCA is held on Sunday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All participants must shower at the pool before the class. Wear synthetic bathing attire and any optional synthetic over-garments for additional warmth. Cotton is prohibited in public pools. All Kayaks for Pool Classes must be CLEAN inside and out.
If you have beginner skills and you would like a lot more boat control, safety and confidence, or would like to learn prerequisite skills for rolling; this is the class for you.
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