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PoolPool Sessions

Pool sessions will begin Wed. December 4th, 2013, and continue Wednesday nights from 7:30 pm - 10:00pm through May 28th, 2014

Due to a filter issue at the pool, the pool will be closed on Wednesday April 16th.  Pool sessions will resume on April 23rd.

There will be no pool session on May 14th, due to a swim meet.  

Classes:

- Kayak 4-week progression

- Introduction to SUP (Stand-up Paddle Board)

Kayak Classes are held every week in a four-week rotation, Individual Classes $60 or 4-week progression $220.

Classes include all equipment needed. Just come prepared to get wet.

  • Week 1 Introduction to kayaking
  • Week 2 Intermediate skills and techniques
  • Week 3 Eskimo Rolling I
  • Week 4 Eskimo Rolling II

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

In this beginners class you will learn Types and parts of the kayak, Proper fit, paddle stroke techniques, wet exits ( how to exit the kayak in the event of a capsize) and assisted T-rescues and cowboy rescue.(how to get back in your kayak). This two hour class teaches you all the basics and is good for 1st time paddlers or seasoned paddlers who have never learned the necessary basics.

Intermediate Skills and Techniques

You will learn Braces ( capsize prevention), Draw strokes ( manuvering your boat side to side), theory of the hip snap (balance and body movement), Paddle Float rescue (self-rescue) and Bow rescue( partner assisted rescue).

Eskimo Rolling I

The Eskimo roll is a fun rescue that allows you to cool off and stay in your boat. Ding a roll is all in the technique. Part I is understanding the theory of the roll and breaking down each step into an individual technique. Learn each step and practice each technique.

Eskimo Rolling II

Once you understand and practice each technique, we will put them all together and execute the roll.

You can register for classes on-line at www.kayakchicago.com or by phone at (630) 336-7245, email questions to dave@kayakchicago.com. All classes will run from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Introduction to SUP

Come out and learn what the BUZZ is all about!  Stand up Paddle Boarding has become the fastest growing water sport on all waters of the world.  Combing surfing and paddling, SUP allows you to cruise the water with the feeling of walking on water.

Our Introduction class will teach you everything you need to know to get out on the water and have fun.  With some balance and paddling skills you will be off and paddling in no time.

Open Pool

The Open Pool session is not a class and you may do whatever you like during the session; meet old friends, make new ones, learn a new trick, revive a rusting old skill, or just mess around in the boat for a while. This is a great place to introduce a friend to canoeing or kayaking in a safe, warm water, controlled environment. The open pool fee is $15/person/session. Students and children accompanied by parents pay $10.

Open pool : $15 / person

students price: $10 / person

Season pool pass: $225 / person

You can bring your own boat & gear or rent a kayak and gear Rentals Whitewater or Sea kayak, with paddle and spray skirt only $10. (on a first come, first serve basis, or call to reserve)

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Upcomming events

Intermediate Skills and Techniques
Wednesday, April 23rd 7:30PM - 9:30PM Signup
SUP 101
Wednesday, April 30th 7:30PM - 9:30PM Signup
Introduction to Kayaking
Wednesday, May 7th 7:30PM - 9:30PM Signup
Intermediate Skills and Techniques
Wednesday, May 21st 7:30PM - 9:30PM Signup
SUP 101
Wednesday, May 21st 7:30PM - 9:30PM Signup

Progression events

Introduction to Kayaking, 4-week progression
Introduction Wednesday March 19th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Skills and Techniques Wednesday March 26th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll I Wednesday April 2nd 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll II Wednesday April 9th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Eskimo Roll I&II
Eskimo Roll I Wednesday April 2nd 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll II Wednesday April 9th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Introduction to Kayaking, 4-week progression
Introduction Wednesday April 16th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Skills and Techniques Wednesday April 23rd 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll I Wednesday April 30th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll II Wednesday May 7th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Eskimo Roll I&II
Eskimo Roll I Wednesday April 23rd 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll II Wednesday April 30th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Introduction to Kayaking, 4-week progression
Introduction Wednesday May 7th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Skills and Techniques Wednesday May 21st 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll I Wednesday May 28th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll II Wednesday June 4th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Eskimo Roll I&II
Eskimo Roll I Wednesday May 28th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Eskimo Roll II Wednesday June 4th 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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