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Rapid Learning- Beginner Whitewater River Instructional Trip
August 1 @ 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
This is a beginner class on moving water for participants in the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program who have attended an introduction class on the lake and exhibit solid fundamental skills. (example: comfortable with the wet exit and boat control)
The Rapid Learning Whitewater Program provides formal kayak instruction and guided practice for beginner paddlers to learn how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III+ whitewater.
River trips are offered in a small group setting with an emphasis on building skills according to the pace of each individual paddler. Our experienced instructors have paddled a variety of rivers worldwide, and follow American Canoe Association (ACA) standards when instructing. Paddlers will learn to "read water", which is the ability to see and react with various river features, as well as ferrying, peel-outs, eddy catching, and safety. Equipment is provided if needed.
Paddlers are eligible for river trips once they have attended a kayak skills class and demonstrated essential skills such as confident wet exits, basic self-rescue, and can effectively maneuver the kayak with paddle strokes. Registration is required in advance and limited to keep the group size small.
Cost: $35 for Rapid Learning members / $45 for non-members. All kayak equipment is included in the price. There is no discount if you have your own equipment or transport yourself.
Pre-requisite: Have participated in at least one fundamentals of kayaking and skills practice through the Rapid Learning Program at Chester Frost Park Wednesday nights from 6-7 or 7-8 pm. The skills practice is free your first time (see if you like it), then we ask for you to commit to an annual membership to continue formal instruction— because it takes time to master these skills!
To register for this instructional whitewater river trip, call Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888 to talk to the Rapid Learning manager or register at the weekly kayak skills classes.