Announcing Kayak Classes and Pool Sessions for 2022!
The Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club will be offering classes this year during the spring and early summer. CDC Covid-19 protocols will be in effect for all classes. The safety of our instructors and students is paramount. These classes will be conducted via Zoom Meetings, pool classes and in person classes on local lakes, rivers and bays.
We will be offering classes in Introduction to recreational kayaking, Open water kayaking and Introduction to Moving water kayaking .
All classes are lead by American Canoe Association certified instructors with years of experience in kayaking and teaching.
Below are class descriptions, costs, and contact information.
Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club Pool Sessions 2022
Rodale Aquatic Center
Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive Allentown PA.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The main pool will be open for use until the Moving Water Class is ready to get into the pool.
The Smaller pool will be available for use unless there are Rolling Classes in session.
Cost: $15 per Adult / $5 per child under 18. $120 If you pay for all ten sessions in advance.
Dates: January 8,15,29
Times: 9 AM until 1 PM Must be out of the building by 1:15pm Can stage as early as 8:30 in the lobby.
Your boat must be clean inside and out. No boat will be allowed in the pool area until it passes inspection.
Remove float bags, sand, leaves, river grit AT HOME. Vacuum and wash out your boat especially under the seat area. Float Bags will not be allowed for the pool sessions.
No seal launches from pool deck.
Everyone will be required to wear a mask whether you are vaccinated or not when not in the pool.
Everyone will be required to wear a helmet and PFD while in the pool.
Everyone will be required to sign a Rodale Aquatic Center pool waiver for every session.
Everyone must be a dues paying member of the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club. You can join on line here or join at the pool: $25 for a family, $20 for an individual.
Everyone will have access to bathrooms and showers.
Everyone must follow pool rules which will be posted at the pool and can be found online here.
If you have any of the following symptoms you will not be allowed to participate:
- Fever >100 (Temperatures will be taken before entering the pool area)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- Head aches
Introduction to Recreational Kayaking
Dan Rempp- ACA L1 Introduction to Kayaking Instructor 30 years paddling experience
Linda A. Martin-ACA L2 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor 12 years paddling experience
Contact Person: Dan Rempp
Class Dates: June 4, 5, and 11
Class Times: 10 AM to 4 PM
Class Limit: 10
Location: Leaser Lake
More Information and application: email@example.com
This class will consist of three sessions. Each will include outdoor in person classroom instruction and on water practice.
This class provides participants with skills needed to safely paddle a recreational kayak on lakes, and easy rivers by learning how to: choose a boat and equipment, select the proper clothing, plan a safe trip and learn effective paddle and rescue techniques.
Using classroom demonstrations and on water practice sessions, participants will learn the best and safest way to enjoy the recreational paddling experience.
Introduction to Moving Water Kayaking
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!
Lead Instructor: Scott Douglas – 40+ years paddling experience. 16 years whitewater, ACA L4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor, L2 Instructor Trainer
Cost: $180 per person
Contact Person: JC Rankin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Dates: 7 sessions of classroom and in-water pool instruction Saturday mornings starting January 29. (Plus Beginner Series of 8 day trips on the Lehigh River this summer)
Class Times: 9 am – 1 pm
Class Location: Rodale Aquatic Center, 100 College Drive, Allentown PA.
This course provides participants with the skills needed to safely paddle on a variety of rivers by learning how to choose a boat and equipment, selection of proper clothing, river safety, and effective paddle and rescue techniques. This course includes both classroom instruction and practice sessions in the pool . Your registration in this class includes an additional Summer “Beginners Series” of 8 day trips of instruction and practice of increasing difficulty on the Lehigh River.
Previous experience helpful, but not required. Swimming ability required.
Learn to roll your touring kayak
Winter Courses at the Rodale Aquatic Center
Saturday mornings, January through March, 2022
The Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club is offering training on how to roll a touring kayak as part of the 2022 winter pool program.
These one-on-one courses are open to anyone who has a touring or sea kayak and wants to learn to perform the basic layback roll. This is also known as the standard roll in Greenland kayak terminology.
Students will sign up for two 45-minute sessions with a trainer. The sessions will take place in a separate, shallow pool that will be set aside for the course at the Rodale Aquatic Center in Allentown. After the training period, students will be free to use the small pool for the balance of the 4-hour period it will be open.
Students do not need any prior experience, but they must have the following equipment:
- Touring kayak with thigh braces, at least two bulkheads, one at each end of the cockpit
- Life jacket
- Spray skirt
We recommend wearing a nose clip and goggles. If you have a kayaking helmet, bring it. If not, the club has loaner helmets in various sizes.
Cie Stroud – ACA Level 3 paddler, ACA Rolling Endorsed Instructor, and head of Cie Kayaks Instruction
Dave Dawson – ACA Level 1 paddler and kayak and paddle builder
Sheldon Linn – Experienced sea kayaker
The training will be entirely in-water, hands-on exercises. We will start with making sure the student is comfortable in the water in an inverted boat. If they are not proficient with the wet exit, that will be taught first. The course will then proceed to learning the basic dynamics of the layback roll and running through a series of exercises to acclimate the body to the mechanics and feel of the roll. This will include bracing and sculling maneuvers. The final stage will be to take on the roll itself. Success is not guaranteed, but anyone who completes the two sessions will have a solid grasp of the technique and will be able to continue working by themselves until they perfect the maneuver.
The fee is $30 for the two sessions, this includes use of the pool for the morning.
The Rodale Aquatic Center, on the campus of Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-4471
Four course times are available. If you want to sign up, please select a first and second choice and email your selections with your name and phone number to Dave Dawson: email@example.com
Course one: Jan. 15 and 29
Course two: Feb 5 and 12
Course three: Feb 26 and March 5
Course four: March 12 and 26
The pool opens at 9 a.m. After signing up, students will be given a start time, either 9 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. The pool will remain open until 1 p.m.
After signing up for a class, you will be sent a PayPal invoice for $30. It can be paid with a PayPal account or by credit card.
Learn to roll your whitewater kayak
This clinic is now full!!
- Whitewater kayak
- Personal flotation device (life jacket)
- Spray skirt