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.
Level 1 - Introduction to Kayaking. $149 (details below)
This basic kayak course is designed for entry level individuals to learn to kayak. Instruction is conducted in our classroom and indoor heated pool. You will learn about equipment fitting, safety in the water, paddling techniques as well as wet-exits and t-rescues, all in the comfort of a confined water environment, to give you the confidence to apply your skills at the river on the next level! Rental equipment is included for Level 1 students.
Level 2 - Essentials of River Kayaking. $179 (details below)
This course is designed for beginner paddlers, who already learned the introductory skills, to kayak on gentle rivers of no more than Class I difficulty. Rental equipment is included for Level 2 students.
LEVEL 1 - May 16, Jun 7, Jul 12, Aug 9, Sep 13 (from 6pm to 10pm at Underwater Connection)
LEVEL 2 - May 19, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 15 (all day, location TBD)
Level 3 - River Kayaking. $179 (details below)
This course is designed for intermediate paddlers to kayak rivers of Class I-II difficulty.
Level 4 - Whitewater Kayaking. $179 (details below)
This course is designed for intermediate paddlers to kayak rivers of Class II-III difficulty.
Scheduling for Level 3 and Level 4 will be released early 2019.
Cost as shown above includes instruction in the pool or river, depending on level, in group classes as scheduled.
Rental equipment is not included, unless specified. If you need any equipment, please find our rental rates here.
Does our schedule not match yours? Or would you prefer instruction one on one? Call us for private lessons rates!
Kayak Rolling session
The Kayak Rolling Session 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 two hour class in our heated indoor pool.
If you need tuning on your technique, you are also welcome to join the rolling session on the scheduled dates!
Scheduled dates: Apr 17, May 9, Jun 4, Jul 10, Aug 13, Sep 5, Oct 8
(from 6pm to 8pm at Underwater Connection)
$99 - rental equipment included
$75 - if you bring your own equipment
Call us for private rates!