Arkansas Canoe Club

Physical Preparation

The weekend school is strenuous and requires physical and mental effort.  Adequate rest, proper nutrition, and several weeks of exercise are recommended for the best experience. 

Minors may have trouble in this type of school. While we will accept those as young as twelve years, it is critical that the parent or guardian make an honest assessment of their child's readiness for a physically and mentally challenging class. 

A fundamental safety rule is Be a Competent Swimmer, with the ability to handle being underwater.  This information is important to your Instructor to insure your safety and the safety of others while on the river.


Special arrangements for some physical limitations may be possible if you will discuss special needs with us well in advance. There is a question on the registration form to indicate if you have a physical limitation...let us know so we can make arrangements!

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