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River Kayaking Progression

Event Cancelled

River levels are too high

Jun 26 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (PDT)  •  kayaking •  Public Event
Debbie Pierce
Jun 26 10:00 AM
This class will be taught by club member David Gilbert, an ACA Certified Level IV Whitewater Kayak Instructor who has been teaching kayakers since 2011. Please check out his website at www.spokanepaddling.com for more information about him.

This session is built on the Intro to River Kayaking on June 25th and would be open to anyone who takes the first class or who has run class II whitewater previously and is looking to develop their skills. Topics are essentially the same as day one, but with greater depth, more nuance and more individual coaching. We will also be introducing rolling concepts and workshopping this day. We would hope to run a class II section of whitewater three times.

Overview of the Day 1, June 25
• Equipment, Outfitting, and Adjustments
• Safety and the River Environment
• Warming up
• Wet Exit
• The Sweep (Turning) Stroke
• The Forward Stroke
o Reverse Stroke
• The Big Four
o Posture
o Paddler’s Box
o Core Rotation
o Tilt and Lean
• Bracing
• Entering and Exiting the Current
o Eddy Turns
o Peel Outs
o Ferrying
• Basic Rescues

These topics and many more would be sprinkled throughout the day where appropriate given the group and the different locations on the river. This class would be approximately 7 hours. Exact location for the class will depend on river levels. David can provide boats and gear to those who need it.
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Event is cancelled

Refund Deadline: June 24, 2022 10:00 AM (PDT)

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