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Basic River Kayak Paddling Strokes & Boat Control (Rec K Clinic #1)

  • 30 May 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 4900 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2


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Basic River Kayak Paddling Strokes and Boat Control (Rec K Clinic #1)

Laura Lipkin - Lead Instructor

This clinic will address both proper recreational kayak seating position and stroke form for good ergonomics, efficient paddling, and preserved stamina on the river. We will work on a solid forward stroke to power the kayak and a reliable backward stroke for slowing down, navigating moving water in twisty streams, and stopping the boat. We will be using sweep strokes to turn the boat and draw strokes to move it sideways as we efficiently move our kayaks through the waters by the Philadelphia Canoe Club.

Students should arrive by 5:30 to get their equipment and be fitted to boats so all can be on the river by 6:00.

Note: Paddling is a wet sport. Please bring a towel and change of clothes. Do not wear cotton clothing. Cotton absorbs water quickly, becomes heavy and will chill you. A swim suit under synthetic shorts is preferable.  Protect your feet with river shoes or close toed shoes that fit securely, no sandals. Bring drinking water in a plastic bottle. 

ACA Members $20

Non-AACA Members $30

Boat Rental Free.

NOTE: All participants must sign a waiver. Please use link below. 

Online waiver for non-ACA Members

Online Waiver for Current ACA Members

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