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Sunday February 01, 2015  

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Beginner's Kayaking Class 101 (Dillon Pool shallow end)
Sundays (1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.): Feb. 26, March 4, April 1, 15 & 22 (never been in a kayak)

Beginner's Kayaking Class 103 (Dillon Pool shallow end)
Sundays (2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.): Feb. 26, March 4, April 1, 15 & 22 (been in a kayak before)

This kayaking course will teach basic paddling skills with the goal to successfully paddle roll. Kayaking 101 or 103? Both courses start with basic instruction and build up to the roll, but 101 is suitable for absolute beginners. Those with some experience who already feel comfortable in a kayak and want to move a little more quickly can sign up for 103. 

OA will provide all equipment. Course fee: $35 for students; $60 faculty/staff. Sign up on TripStore

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OA Guide to Canoeing & Kayaking

OA Guide to Planning a Safe River Trip - an article about how to run a safe river trip that applies the Dynamics of Accidents Model to paddling situations.

OA Paddling Decision Tree - a checklist to help you decide "do I run this drop/paddle this or not?"

OA Guide to Hypothermia & Cold Weather Injuries




Kayaking Eskimo Rolling

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Local Paddling Areas and Gauge Information

Never run any whitewater river without accurate guidebook information, knowledge of how water levels effect the river, proper experience, proper equipment, rescue equipment and training, scouting, and good folks to paddle with. High water levels can significantly change the character of any river, even ones you have run dozens of times before.