Kayak Lessons

An 8 hour course to introduce the novice paddler to kayaking following the Paddle Canada nationally-certified course. No prerequisites. Those that successfully complete the 8 hour course will receive a certificate of completion.

In the Basic Kayak Skills course we will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin kayaking and set the foundation for many years of efficient, healthy, and safe paddling.  We conduct a portion of some of our courses in the pool at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre so that you can learn in a comfortable environment.  The remaining portions of the course are conducted at a nearby lake where you get to practice what was learned in the pool and pick up a few new paddling skills as well.

 

Recovery skillsPaddling skillsKnowledge
Wet Exit
Retrieving a swamped kayak
Assisted Rescue
Rafting
Lifting and carrying a kayak.
Forward and reverse paddling.
Forward and reverse sweep strokes.
Draw stroke
Low brace
Boat design
Boat outfitting
Clothing
Safety Equipment
Paddles
Injury prevention
Equipment care
Kayaking resources

PC Basic Kayak Skills (May 22 & 25)

Learn efficient paddle strokes, basic recovery techniques, maneuvering, edging, bracing and more in a fun and safe environment. This is a Paddle Canada certified course.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre
  • Saturday, May 25th, 9:00 AM - ~4:00 PM at Pike Lake (this course is early in the season and an alternate location will be considered if it's a late spring)

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Event Date 22-May-2019 8:30 pm
Event End Date 25-May-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 1
Cut-off Date 22-May-2019 6:00 pm
Price Per Person $170.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 8 hours
PC Course ID 67749
PC Certification Yes
Location Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre + Pike Lake

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PC Basic Kayak Skills (June 5 & 8)

Learn efficient paddle strokes, basic recovery techniques, maneuvering, edging, bracing and more in a fun and safe environment. This is a Paddle Canada certified course.

  • Wednesday, June 5th, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre
  • Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 AM - ~4:00 PM at Pike Lake

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Event Date 05-Jun-2019 8:00 pm
Event End Date 08-Jun-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 2
Cut-off Date 05-Jun-2019 6:00 pm
Price Per Person $170.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 8 hours
PC Course ID 67751
PC Certification Yes
Location Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre + Pike Lake

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registration for this event

PC Basic Kayak Skills (June 12 & 15)

Learn efficient paddle strokes, basic recovery techniques, maneuvering, edging, bracing and more in a fun and safe environment. This is a Paddle Canada certified course.

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre
  • Saturday, June 15th, 9:00 AM - ~4:00 PM at Pike Lake

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Event Date 12-Jun-2019 8:00 pm
Event End Date 15-Jun-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 6
Cut-off Date 12-Jun-2019 6:00 pm
Price Per Person $170.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 8 hours
PC Course ID 67752
PC Certification Yes
Location Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre + Pike Lake
PC Basic Kayak Skills (June 19 & 22)

Learn efficient paddle strokes, basic recovery techniques, maneuvering, edging, bracing and more in a fun and safe environment. This is a Paddle Canada certified course.

  • Wednesday, June 19th, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre
  • Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00 AM - ~4:00 PM at Pike Lake

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Event Date 19-Jun-2019 8:00 pm
Event End Date 22-Jun-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 6
Cut-off Date 19-Jun-2019 6:00 pm
Price Per Person $170.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 8 hours
PC Course ID 67753
PC Certification Yes
Location Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre + Pike Lake

A Paddle Canada 8 hour kayak course on a summer Monday! Learn basic rescue techniques, maneuvering, edging, bracing and more in a fun and safe environment while enjoying the beauty of our river. This course will take place on Monday, July 8th, at Gabriel Dumont Park with paddling portions done on the South Saskatchewan River. 

Event Date 08-Jul-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-Jul-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 3
Cut-off Date 07-Jul-2019 8:00 pm
Price Per Person $150.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 8 hrs
PC Course ID 68590
PC Certification Yes
Location Gabriel Dumont Park, South Saskatchewan River

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registration for this event

What our Students are Saying about Us

"You were very informative and I would recommend your class to
anyone considering taking up kayaking."

- Marvin Doepker, Saskatoon

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.
Our son says that kayaking is AWESOME!"

What our Students are Saying about Us

"I wanted to stop and tell you that you are among
the best instructors I've ever had."
- Pool Student

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