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Introduction to Kayaking – ACA Level 1 Course

August 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Introduction to Kayaking Course is designed to provide you the foundational skills to introduce you to kayaking as a lifetime sport!  This comprehensive 6-hour, ACA-certified course will cover paddling equipment, strokes, paddling technique, capsizing your kayak, dealing with a swamped kayak, and kayak re-entries.  Whether you have kayaked for years or are new to kayaking, come ready to get wet and have a good time in this skill and confidence building course! 

Here are some of – but not limited to – the skills we will cover: 
• On Land Skills 
• Loading and unloading your kayak 
• Parts of a kayak 
• Launching and Landing your Kayak 
• On Water Skills 
• Proper paddling posture 
• Rocking and Balance 
• Strokes: 
— Forward Sweep 
— Reverse Sweep 
— Forward Stroke 
— Reverse Stroke 
— Out of Water Draw 
— Low Brace 
• Controlled wet exits without spray skirts 
• Emptying your kayak on shore after capsizing 
• Emptying your kayak and re-entering in deep water 

Blue Lake at Eastwood MetroPark 
1401 Harshman Rd., Dayton, OH 45431

Eastwood MetroPark is a hub of outdoor recreation.  With a variety of water-based recreational activities as well as land-based recreational and leisurely activities, the park offers visitors many opportunities to actively experience nature without leaving the city. 


August 4, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Eastwood Metro Park
1385 Harshman Rd.
Dayton, OH 45431 United States