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January
4

Winter ACA Quick Start Your Kayak – Youth Ages 7-13

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Winter ACA Quick Start Your Kayak – Youth Ages 7-13

Location: EmBe, 300 W 11th Street in downtown Sioux Falls

Sioux Empire Paddlers have teamed up with the Sioux Falls Downtown EmBe with kids winter kayak classes!  Kids will learn the basics of paddling and safety so that they'll be prepared for the upcoming season. We teach them skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

The class is a fun environment where you can watch your child grow as a paddler. Classes are conducted by an ACA Certified Kayak instructor who is up to date on CPR/First Aid and has years of paddling experience. Our kayaks and gear is are specially made for the smaller paddler.  Topics in this winter course include:

  • Life jacket fit
  • Hypothermia/hyperthermia
  • Wind, Waves, Weather
  • Water Strokes (forward and reverse), Draws (Abeam/Sideways), Sweeps (turns)
  • Wet exits
  • In water reentries (two styles)
  • Bulldozing
  • Launching
  • River Signals

We provide: Kayaks, Paddles, Life Jackets, Helmets, Games

Requirements:

  • Maximum 5 students per 1 instructor
  • Age: 7-13
  • Maximum Weight: 135 lbs
  • Ability to swim
  • Dressed to be immersed
  • Ready to have fun paddling
  • Dry clothes to leave in (Embe has locker rooms and bathrooms for students to change in) ​
  • Parent/Guardian signing waiver at the beginning of the course

Cost: $35.00 Per Class/Per Student (no refunds). Sign up at http://siouxempirepaddlers.org/winter-aca-quick-start-kayak-youth-7-13/ or email questions to info@siouxempirepaddlers.org

Sioux Empire Paddlers is a 501(c)3 education nonprofit. Our goal is to share our knowledge of paddling skills and safety to our community. We practice stewardship and getting more of the community on the water through paddling sports. Sioux Empire Paddlers offer kids kayak classes, teen kayak classes, adult kayak classes, fitness kayak classes, kayak racing classes, kayak fishing classes/tours and kayak tours. Kayak rentals will be available spring 2017.

January
18

Winter ACA Quick Start Your Kayak – Youth Ages 7-13

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Winter ACA Quick Start Your Kayak – Youth Ages 7-13

Location: EmBe, 300 W 11th Street in downtown Sioux Falls

Sioux Empire Paddlers have teamed up with the Sioux Falls Downtown EmBe with kids winter kayak classes!  Kids will learn the basics of paddling and safety so that they'll be prepared for the upcoming season. We teach them skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

The class is a fun environment where you can watch your child grow as a paddler. Classes are conducted by an ACA Certified Kayak instructor who is up to date on CPR/First Aid and has years of paddling experience. Our kayaks and gear is are specially made for the smaller paddler.  Topics in this winter course include:

  • Life jacket fit
  • Hypothermia/hyperthermia
  • Wind, Waves, Weather
  • Water Strokes (forward and reverse), Draws (Abeam/Sideways), Sweeps (turns)
  • Wet exits
  • In water reentries (two styles)
  • Bulldozing
  • Launching
  • River Signals

We provide: Kayaks, Paddles, Life Jackets, Helmets, Games

Requirements:

  • Maximum 5 students per 1 instructor
  • Age: 7-13
  • Maximum Weight: 135 lbs
  • Ability to swim
  • Dressed to be immersed
  • Ready to have fun paddling
  • Dry clothes to leave in (Embe has locker rooms and bathrooms for students to change in) ​
  • Parent/Guardian signing waiver at the beginning of the course

Cost: $35.00 Per Class/Per Student (no refunds). Sign up at http://siouxempirepaddlers.org/winter-aca-quick-start-kayak-youth-7-13/ or email questions to info@siouxempirepaddlers.org

Sioux Empire Paddlers is a 501(c)3 education nonprofit. Our goal is to share our knowledge of paddling skills and safety to our community. We practice stewardship and getting more of the community on the water through paddling sports. Sioux Empire Paddlers offer kids kayak classes, teen kayak classes, adult kayak classes, fitness kayak classes, kayak racing classes, kayak fishing classes/tours and kayak tours. Kayak rentals will be available spring 2017.