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Learn to: Whitewater Kayak (Kayak Polo)

July 31 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to Whitewater Kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning Whitewater Program.

Learn to whitewater kayak and practice your roll with Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. Rapid Learning provides formal kayak instruction, including all the equipment, for beginning and novice kayakers with the goal teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Outdoor Chattanooga has been teaching the Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayak program for almost 30 years, teaching people to paddle and building community.  Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified.

During the warmer months beginning mid- May, classes are held weekly on Wednesdays at Hamilton County’s Chester Frost Park on the Chickamauga Lake in Hixson, TN. There are 2 sessions from 6pm to 7pm or enjoy our 2nd sessions from 7pm to 8pm.


Starting this week and for July 31st, August 7th and August 14th, we are taking our Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayaking program to play Kayak Polo!

Kayak polo will be free for any current Rapid Learning members!  Friends are welcome to attend FOR FREE if they have their own boat, helmet, and paddle and if they have previous kayaking experience, no registration required.  Kayak polo is a competitive game with the objective to pass a ball to teammates in order to advance the ball down the pool to ultimately score points in the other team’s goal, similar to traditional water polo, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. These sessions are friendly for beginners as well as advanced kayakers. Due to the fast-paced nature of the game, all players should have some experience in effectively maneuvering a kayak.  Whitewater kayaks are recommended however, participants with recreational kayaks are also welcome to participate. Prior to play, participants will be briefed on safety and the rules of kayak polo. Teams consist of up to eight players and are matched based on skill sets.

Ages 10 and up.

Program at Chest Frost Park – 2277 Gold Point Cir N, Hixon, TN

About the Whitewater Instructional Course

If you’re interested in taking our Whitewater Instructional course, know that you can start any time with a FREE first class, learn the essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. Continue your instruction in the regularly offered classes which builds upon previously learned skills and at a pace according to comfort level. Instruction is provided within a group setting with an emphasis on proper equipment and gear fit, skill-building, goal-setting, and safety.

Click here today to sign up – your first class is FREE.

If it is your first Learn to Whitewater Kayak, Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Instructional Blocks
The instructional blocks are good for one season – either summer or winter.  Individual instructional blocks are $75.  The family instructional block is for $125/season.  If you would like to sign up your family, please call us.

Registration is required for the membership course!

Please Note
– If you are bringing your own kayak, it must be CLEAN (no dirt/leaves/debris/spiderwebs)
– Rapid Learning Members age 18 and under must have a signed release form from their parent or legal guardian and be accompanied by an adult.

Philip Grymes Outdoor Chattanooga Center
200 River Street, Chattanooga, TN

For questions or more information call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888 or email us at info@outdoorchattanooga.com.


*PLEASE NOTE* We changed our registration system on 3/4/2024 to a new software called Xplor Recreation.  Even if you have participated in our programs in the past, you will have to make a new account and sign the waiver.  If you need any assistance, check out this guide.



July 31
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM