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Whitewater Kayaking Lessons in the City

Whitewater kayaking lessons have been canceled for the summer 2013 season due to instructor’s health. 

If  you have a desire to learn whitewater Kayaking in a safe and fun setting, Rochester Canoe and Kayak Park (Rock Park) has all youKayaking in the Genesee River lower gorge. need and more.  Kayak Adventures and Rochester City Recreation host three-day whitewater Kayaking clinics in July and August. These clinics are free to city residents! 

The clinics are designed for students that have never been in a kayak before or have very little experience. Students must be at least 10 years old and be able to swim. All essential equipment is provided; all students need to bring is a smile and a readiness to hit the water!  The clinics are run by Kayak Adventures of Rochester, an official Olympic Development Training School for the sport of whitewater kayaking.

The clinics start on flat water in the John Marshall High School Pool, where students  will learn all required safety procedures, including wet exits, assisted and unassisted rescues and more.   Once the safety procedures are mastered, the students will learn how to hold and use a paddle.  Reverse and forward sweeps, reverse and forward strokes, the bow draw, and the Eskimo roll will all be covered.

The second and third days of each session are on moving Genesee River water, at the Rochester Canoe and Kayak Park off Seth Green Drive in the heart of the city's gorgeous Genesee Gorge. Map  

Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to this location 

Check back in 2013 for the Summer 2013 lesson schedule.  


For more information and registration

For more information and to register, contact Kayak Adventures at 585-704-2372 or email kayakadv@rochester.rr.com. You can also visit www.kayak-adventures.org.


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