Whitewater Kayaking: An Introduction
Lifelong Learning

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Despite its arid climate, Utah offers some of the most beautiful, fun, and challenging whitewater in the country. Join your instructor - a seasoned long-distance paddler, kayak guide, and self-proclaimed river rat - for an introduction to whitewater paddling. Participants will learn the proper equipment to bring on the river and how to prepare for a successful float. You'll learn about the common hazards found on moving water and how to avoid them. Participants will be taught basic safety techniques and what to do if your boat (or a fellow paddler's) overturns on the water.

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

Class Sections For Whitewater Kayaking: An Introduction (LLREC 935)

Summer 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 06/29/2024

**Prerequisite: LLREC 935 Testing the Waters or equivalent experience.** This class takes place outdoors; students will be notified of exact location before class. Students are required to bring an inflatable whitewater kayak or packraft capable of navigating class III rapids, helmet, pump, paddle, and PFD type III life jacket. Supplemental gear such as throw bags, sprayskirts, drysuits and pin kits are NOT required for this course. Please dress appropriately for sun exposure and cold water with moisture-wicking pants or shorts, long-sleeve shirt, brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring at least one liter of water and snacks or lunch for the class. 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. Special fee covers shuttle costs.

Date(s) Day Time Location
06/29/24 S 10:00 am -3:00 pm SLC UT
Tuition: $75.00 + Special Fee: $5.00 = $80.00      


Registration for this class will close on 06/28/2024 at midnight


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