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WKC Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Course: March 9 - 31

Shanna Gachen  | Published on 12/6/2018

Wanna give the gift that keeps on giving?!

The annual WKC Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Course opens for registration Jan 1st!

If you have been wanting to learn how to Whitewater Kayak, this course is for you!  

The course is designed for the person with no prior boating experience.  You will learn basic paddle and bracing strokes, how to roll a kayak, river hydrology, and safety, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We teach this course annually in late winter/early spring, with the hopes of having consistent water levels before the snow melts and the spring rains start. 
Last year this class filled in 3 days!  In order to expedite the sign-up process, you can register to be a member of the club beforehand and then register for the course on Jan 1st.
Registration opens Jan 1st.  
2019 Schedule:
The class combines 8 sessions of classroom, pool, and river instruction, held in the South Seattle area and nearby rivers.  Each session is a progression of skills, therefore participation in all sessions is required.
3/9 (Sa) 11:00am - 5:00pm
Classroom & Pool
3/10 (Su) 10:00am - 2:30pm River
3/16 (Sa) 3:00pm - 5:15pm Pool (roll night)
3/17 (Su) 10:00am - 4:30pm River
3/23 (Sa) 3:00pm - 5:00pm Pool
3/24** (Su) 10:00am - 4:30pm
3/30** (Sa) 10:00am - 4:30pm River - Graduation Paddle!
** NOTE: IN the event of high-water, River 3 and River 4 may occur the same weekend (3/30 & 3/31)

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