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Postponed: Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class
August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 and the rapid number of rising cases in Hamilton County, we have decided to postpone this program until further notice. Teaching the kayak roll requires very close contact. This is one of our favorite programs so we do wish to return ASAP!!
Learn to whitewater kayak with us! Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning Whitewater Program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginning and seasoned kayakers.
To begin, participants should attend an Introduction to Kayaking Class to learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. These classes are offered regularly throughout the year and can be joined anytime. Instruction is provided in a group setting with the emphasis on building skills according to the pace of each individual and paddling goals. Equipment is provided, or paddlers may bring their own.
This dynamic program aims to get paddlers safely and comfortably paddling up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of instructional experience, on a variety of rivers worldwide and are nationally certified. Kayakers are eligible to attend instructional river trips once they have demonstrated essential skills such as confident wet exits, basic self-rescue, and effective maneuvering of the kayak during a Skills Class at the lake or pool.
Join any time of the year; no prior experience, reservations, or equipment required to attend a skills class. Your first visit is free! If you’re hooked after the first free session, sign up to become a Rapid Learning Member to access instruction and equipment for an entire year! $75 individual membership or $125 for a family membership.
Kayak skills classes and the Rapid Learning Program are most appropriate for ages 8 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Skills classes occur every Wednesday, May through September (except July 4 week) at Chester Frost County Park, at the far end of the swimming beach by the first boat ramp.
Pick a session time.
Session 1 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Session 2 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All equipment provided. No reservation or prior experience required to attend.
Inclement weather may delay or cancel the classes. We do our best to continue classes in the rain, but not lightning. Cancellations are posted on the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program Facebook page for immediate communications.
Visit our Rapid Learning program page to learn more.