Kayak Lessons

Intro Clinic (April 7 &14)

Intro Clinic (April 7 &14)

Based on the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak course, this is a shorter session for those that don't want to commit to a full Basic Kayak course, or aren't sure if kayaking is for them (and don't want to wait for warmer weather). It gives students an opportunity to try out kayaking for the first time in a controlled setting.

This course offers some of the most basic concepts used in recreational flatwater kayaking but is not designed to be a comprehensive course. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking rescue techniques (how to get back in your kayak after a mishap), will learn how to launch a kayak, and will be introduced to kayak strokes. All required equipment is supplied. 

The lessons are each a total of 5 hours of course time.

Course Dates & Times:

  • Pool Session (Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre (1110 Idylwyld Drive North):
    • Sunday, April 7th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon, and
    • Sunday, April 14th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon.

This is a skills-based clinic. These fun 5 hour clinics will focus on the following techniques (content will vary  depending on the group and as time allows):

Course Content:

  • Forward & Reverse Strokes
  • Manoeuvring Strokes
  • Forward sweep
  • Reverse sweep
  • Draw strokes
  • Wet Exits (without and with spray skirts)
  • Assisted Rescues
  • Self-Rescues (introduced)
  • Swimming with a swamped kayak


None. This course would be suitable for kids 12 or older.

Class Size:

Maximum of 6 participants (class will be cancelled if there are not at least 4 people 10 days prior to the course).

Event Properties

Event Date 07-Apr-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 14-Apr-2019 12:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 0
Cut-off Date 06-Apr-2019 10:00 pm
Price Per Person $115.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 5 hours (4 hours pool time)
PC Course ID 67704
PC Certification No
Location Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre

Group Rate

Number of Registrants Rate/Person($)
3 110.00

Venue Information - Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre

Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre (HBAC) is located just off of Idylwyld Drive in Saskatoon near Saskatchewan Polytechnic (1110 Idylwyld Drive North). Sometimes they don't allow us to enter the pool area too much before our pool time so if you show up quite early they may not let you in to the change rooms. We usually meet on the pool deck (look for the rack of kayaks). Since we are not into the water until for a bit of time, don't shower when you come out to the pool area. 

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- Pool Student

What our Students are Saying about Us

- Donelda Gowan-Moody, Saskatoon

"Thank you very much for the paddling instruction.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
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"You were very informative and I would recommend your class to
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