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REC 1505 — Kayaking


Kayaking teaches novice students the basic skills necessary to safely participate in entry-level whitewater kayaking on their own. The class visits local rivers to familiarize students with nearby paddling options they can explore after the course. Students learn about water safety, basic paddle strokes and craft maneuvers including how to roll, self-rescue, and hydrology and river navigation

Prerequisites & Equipment

Students must be able to swim prior to participating in Kayaking. Kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, PFDs and helmets are provided. Students must provide their own transportation, water and snacks, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

Schedule & Location

Kayaking is offered during the second block of the spring semester to take advantage of the spring snowmelt necessary to feed rivers for paddling. The course typically meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons both in the classroom and at the WSU pool in the Stromberg Complex. The course also meets on the river at sites near Ogden throughout the class.