Intro to Paddling Clinic

The Introduction to Paddling Clinic is a one-day clinic held during the summer in late July or early August, usually at Lake Catherine or Lake Ouachita. More details will be added later for the 2010 clinic...

The Introduction to Paddling Clinic is designed to introduce basic paddling techniques and paddling safety. You can take instruction in either kayak or canoe. This is an American Canoe Association-sanctioned event. 

The clinic will cover basic paddling safety, types of boats, personal equipment and gear, strokes, maneuvers, and basic rescue techniques. It is for any beginning paddler in any type of canoe or kayak.  

It is perfect for those who might have recently purchased a canoe or kayak, but we will also make arrangements to provide boats and gear for those who need them. Boats of all types are welcome – touring, recreational, or even whitewater. In fact, if you have just bought a whitewater boat or intend to paddle Arkansas rivers, learning good stroke techniques and drills to practice on flat water is an excellent way to start preparing for Arkansas Canoe Club’s School of Whitewater Paddling or for the School of Recreational Paddling next Spring!

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