Testing the Waters: An Introduction to Kayaking
Lifelong Learning

Despite being the second driest state in the nation, Utah offers a surprisingly enjoyable array of reservoirs, lakes, and rivers to explore in the warmer months. Join your instructor - a seasoned kayak guide and long - distance paddler-to learn the fundamentals of kayaking. You'll learn the different parts of a kayak along with safety tips for being out on the water. Then, you'll venture out onto flatwater to learn basic strokes and what to do if your boat overturns. You'll leave this class with the confidence you need to enjoy Utah's beautiful water. Students should be comfortable on open water and be prepared for potential immersion in cold water.

Questions? Call Lifelong Learning at 801-587-5433 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Testing the Waters: An Introduction to Kayaking (LLREC 934)

Summer 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 07/13/2024

This class takes place outdoors; students will be notified of the exact location before class. Students are responsible to bring an inflatable or hard-shell kayak, paddle and PFD type III life jacket. Students are responsible for transportation of their own kayak and $5 entry fee to Little Dell. Supplemental gear like bilge pumps, paddle floats and sprayskirts are NOT required for this course. Dress appropriately for weather conditions with sun-protective clothing such as a moisture-wicking long sleeve shirt or jacket, hat with a brim and sunglasses. Wetsuits or drysuits are welcome, but not required. Inflatable kayak packages can be rented from the University of Utah Campus Recreation Services or a sporting goods shop; please reserve early. We hate canceling classes, but sometimes there are forces outside of our control. Please keep this in mind as you purchase supplies and hang onto your receipt. Email our office at lifelong@continue.utah.edu to inquire about the status of a class.

Date(s) Day Time Location
07/13/24 S 10:00 am -2:00 pm SLC UT
Tuition: $75.00 + Special Fee: $5.00 = $80.00      


Registration for this class will close on 07/12/2024 at midnight


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