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Kayak instruction from Denver's Kayak Headquarters

Indoor Pool Kayak Lessons

Winter time is kayaking "preseason" a great time to get started in the pool, or refresh your skills so you are ready to go when the runoff starts.  Indoor lessons are offered February - July at the University of Denver pool.   All lessons and equipment rental sessions require pre-registration..... 

Indoor Pool Lessons: Tuesday nights starting February 4, 2014 8:00-10:30pm

Our pool lessons are warm, fun and friendly!  We focus on skill building for beginners and experienced paddlers.  They are also a great way to stay in fighting shape over the winter. Take our condensed three lesson package for beginners. C'mon back for our open pool sessions for more practice.

Pool lesson #1 First time kayaker: You'll get familiar with a modern river running kayak and paddle gear. You'll adjust the outfitting and learn to enter and exit the kayak safely. Next practice the basics of boat control including balance, posture, paddle grip and simple strokes. Build confidence upside down by learning to stay in the boat, hip snap and flip the boats with assistance.

Pool lesson #2 Strokes and Balance: Refine your boat control by learning proper propulsion. Strong fundamentals are key. Improve your stability and balance through edging and bracing practice.  Continue to learn capsize recovery skills and right the boats with assistance.

Pool lesson #3 Rolling Requires Repetition: You'll learn what it takes to roll a kayak upright and get lots of practice. Rolling is complex and disorienting at first, but simple drills and practice will overcome initial fears. True mastery of the roll is a zen inspired process. While some students experience rapid success, most take several weeks to build their strength and agility. Many students repeat the class after additional practice time in our open pool sessions.

Open Pool: When you want simple practice time to "bombproof" your roll or work on strokes or playboating skills you should join our open pool sessions. Because of limited pool space at DU All open pool sessions require pre-registraation.

Open Pool: $15 No lesson no gear

Open Pool: $30  with gear No lesson

Single Lesson: $49 With your own boat

Single pool Lesson: $59 Lesson and Gear Rental

Three lesson Pool Package: $119 No Gear

Pool Intro Package: $149 Three lessons with gear

Pool Private: 1st person $100,  add'l people $50 plus gear at $15/ person

University of Denver   

Ritchie Center

2201 East Asbury Ave.

Denver, Colorado 80208

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