OAP Kayak Safety Clinics

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool! Sign up now for the OAP Kayak Safety Clinics and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. We will cover topics including kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. Focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get! All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event.

  • February 17
  • March 24
  • April 21

8:00-10:00pm
SDC Lap Pool

No kayaking experience necessary. Participants must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. Secure fitting, appropriate swimwear required (no 2 pieces or speedos). A parent must be present for participants under age 14.

The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed before every class session. Masks are required throughout the building except while swimming or showering. There are no provisions for medical intolerance reasons or medical waivers. Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited and based on social distancing.

Michigan Tech Students Free
SDC Members $5/clinic
General Public $10/clinic

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. Participants must have a current signed SDC waiver of liability, OAP release and concussion awareness form on file at the SDC Ticket Office prior to participation.

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