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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Kayak Lessons - Colorado Springs, ACA, rolling, indoor pool

Underwater Connection is offering kayak lessons in Colorado Springs!

Kayak Lessons

 We are ACA certified!

Whether you just want to learn how to safely and efficiently tour in peaceful lakes and enjoy the outdoors, or you are the adventure soul that wants to take advantage of the best whitewater rivers in the US, we have the right course for you!

We conduct our classes in a relaxed, fun, safe, and efficient manner. At UWC you will receive the attention required for maximum comprehension, enjoyment, and effective performance of critical skills. Enjoy learning the core skills in our comfortable, state of the art indoor pool facility. No unpredictable weather conditions or rapids can hinder us!

All classes are conducted using the American Canoe Association (ACA) curriculum. The ACA is the sanctioning body for all paddle sports instruction conducted in the United States of America.


Introduction to Kayaking.

This basic kayak course is designed for entry level individuals to learn to kayak. Instruction is conducted in our classroom and indoor heated pool and all equipment rentals are included. $149


Essentials of River Kayaking

This course is designed for beginner paddlers to kayak on gentle rivers of no more than Class I difficulty. 
All equipment rentals are included. $179 


Combination Introduction and Essentials Kayaking

This is our most popular course and designed for entry level paddlers who want to take what they learned in the Introduction to Kayaking and apply it to a gentle river. All equipment rentals are included. $299 


River Kayaking

This course is designed for intermediate paddlers to kayak rivers of Class I-II difficulty. All equipment rentals are included. $179

 The Pueblo Whitewater Park has Class 1, 2, and 3 features.

The Pueblo Whitewater Park has Class 1, 2, and 3 features.

Whitewater Kayaking

This course is designed for intermediate paddlers to kayak rivers of Class II-III difficulty. All equipment rentals are included. $179 (8 hours of instruction).


Note: UWC can often accommodate a variety of individual schedules and private group instruction. Meet our Kayak Program Director for details on developing a course of instruction tailored to your unique schedule and desired outcome.

Kayak Open Pool Sessions

Our pool sessions cost:

  • Hourly - $25 per hour
  • Rates are based on using your own equipment
  • UWC rental equipment is available
  • Please call us ahead of time to check for pool availability.


Kayak Rolling Course and Tune Up Clinic

The Kayak Rolling Course is designed to introduce paddlers to the technique of rolling a kayak. Wet exits and swimming can be a hassle, so it's time to learn how roll your boat back up on your own. A qualified instructor will walk you through the proper paddle technique and body mechanics. You will then be introduced to the C to C and sweep roll. This is a half day class in our heated indoor pool: $140.

The Roll Tune Up Clinic is designed for those who already have a roll, but that roll is not 100% effective. Our ACA instructors will dial in your roll and find one you may have lost. This clinic is conducted in our heated indoor pool: $25 per hour / $40 for two hours.