Kayak Foundations

This is the clinic that creates the base for your kayaking skills.

The Foundations Clinic is for beginners who would like to learn the parts of their kayak and paddle strokes. This course is for those who want to learn how to do the basic wet exit. Learn to get in and out of your kayak fast with ease. We can help you learn those skills. The Foundations Clinic is also a course where you can learn basic strokes and learn how to easily maneuver a kayak.

This is a 4 hour Clinic.

Don’t have a kayak? No problem the kayak rental is included with the clinic. If you want, bring your own kayak!

Early spring clinics are in the Tillsonburg Community Center pool.
Summer clinics are at Deer Creek Conservation area.

Taught by a Paddle Canada certified instructor.

Paddle Canada Focus

Here we will cover the foundations of kayak and paddle design, safety and seamanship as well as the basic strokes used in kayaking.

  • Lifting and carrying a kayak.
  • Boat design
  • Paddles
  • Safety Equipment
  • Clothing
  • Injury prevention
  • Equipment care
  • Boat out fitting
  • Rafting
  • Forward and reverse paddling.
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes.
  • T-Draw Stroke
  • Wet Exit opportunity
  • Kayaking resources

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