Join us for some warm water kayak pool sessions this winter. We have formal coaching available for whitewater kayaking, sea kayak rescues, and rolling as well as Open Pool time to practice and play on your own. Winter pool sessions help get you sanely and safely to spring! We have kayaking sessions in Brighton and also Eaton Rapids Pool Sessions
Brighton High School Pool 9:00 -11:00 Sunday mornings Open Pool Season Pass. The Season Pass is by far the best way to enjoy the benefits of winter pool time. The Season Pass allows you to come to all of the Sunday morning pool sessions AND gives you a 50% discount off coaching at the pool! The season consists of 12 scheduled mornings from December through March and is $250.00 to the paddling public and $125.00 for current ACA or BCU certified coaches. You only need to attend 5 of the 12 sessions for the season pass to pay for itself, almost a 60% discount off the daily rate! There are a limited number of Season Passes available, don’t wait!
Adventure Quest Package $275.00:
This 4 session package is designed to develop a solid foundation from which to grow or continue to improve your kayaking through focused, fun and experiential activity. Course fee includes: all gear, 2 hours of pool time with a 45 minute classroom debrief each day and professional coaching from ACA Level 3-5 Instructors in a 4 class progression. Video analysis will also be included where appropriate. Participants also receive a 50% discount off any open pool sessions or additional class.
Session 2: 2/12, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 Each session package contains 4 courses.
Course 1) HAPPINESS UPSIDE DOWN – Learning a controlled wet exit. If you are not comfortable here, you will never become the paddler you can be. Classroom session to follow on body and paddle dynamics. 2/12
Course 2) GOING WHERE I WANT TO GO – Effective boat handling techniques. Moving your kayak sideways, forward, reverse, turning with and without momentum. Classroom session to follow on rescue concepts and priorities. 3/5
Course 3) 30 SECOND KAYAK RESCUE – Getting your partner back in a dry boat in under a minute! Everyone can do this if you learn how. Classroom session on the 4 W’s … Wind/Waves/Water/Weather 3/12 Register Now
Course 4) TIPPING OVER OR NOT TIPPING OVER – Introduction to bracing and the kayak roll. Classroom session to follow with video analysis and the next step. 3/19 Register Now
Open Pool sessions $50 with your own boat (free to Season Pass Holders)
March 12, Register Now March 19, Register Now
Rolling Lessons $75.00 or 50% off for Season Pass Holders Kayak rolling is on almost every paddler’s “want” list. There’s not much about rolling a kayak that you will figure out on your own, so learning from a coach that can guide you through a progression is the fastest way to get a roll. Our semi-private rolling lessons are a great way to get started as you’ll have time to rest between one on one sessions with the coach and you’ll be able to learn from observing your fellow student. March 19, Register Now
30 Second Kayak Rescue $75.00 or 50% off for Season Pass Holders Can you get someone back into a dry sea kayak in under 30 seconds? If not, let us help you become safer, faster and more efficient in assisted rescues.
River Kayaking Course $200.00 with your own boat or $250 with ours. There’s lots of great river paddling in Michigan and beyond, join us for 3 pool sessions and a graduation day on the river. We’ll cover essential boat control, river safety and rescue and maneuvers that we’ll then transfer to the moving water on the river. Final river venue will be selected based on water levels but will be within 90 minutes of Lansing.
Kayak Fresh Start $150 or 50% off for Season Pass Holders Kayak Fresh Start is for those with some prior kayaking experience but with little or no formal training and for those brand new to kayaking. We’ll build off what you already know and refine it and add to it to make you a more efficient paddler in greater control of your kayak. If you want to paddle further with less effort, turn your kayak with ease or move sideways effectively then Kayak Fresh Start will get you going.
Happiness Upside Down $75.00 or 50% off for Season Pass Holders If you are going to learn to roll or even be relaxed about putting your boat on edge, being comfortable being upside down in your boat is essential. We’ve developed a great progression to get you feeling relaxed and unconcerned about being upside down in your kayak. We will move along the progression at a rate that makes you comfortable. Once you’re happy capsizing and hanging out there for a few seconds, you’ll be in the best place to learn the roll.