eStore   |   Donate   |   Join
Quickstart Your Kayak
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: 2/9/2013
Where: Lady Bird Lake - Expedition School
34 Robert Martinez Drive
AUSTIN, Texas 
United States
Contact: Kim Sorensen

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

This 3 hour course is designed to introduce/expose the participant to sufficient skill and knowledge so that they can enjoy the sport of kayaking on flatwater. This course is for those individuals who have already taken a Smart Start Paddling Orientation course or have some previous paddling experience. Topics covered will include: personal preparation (swimming ability, water comfort/confidence, fitness, safe paddling, safety/rescue considerations, and personal equipment), launching and landing (how to carry to/from water, entry/exit from shore and dock, and boat stability), rescues and emptying kayak (responsibility of group/individual/victim and instructor demonstrations of specific rescues), basic strokes/maneuvers, paddling in a straight line, stopping within reasonable distance, and spinning and turning the kayak.

This course will take place within a protected cove near the Camacho Center and Fiesta Gardens. Depending on participants’ skill and comfort levels, we can progress towards a less-protected area of Lady Bird Lake.

Recommended additions to this course include our Flatwater Kayak Safety & Rescue Course (4+ hours) or our more advanced Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking

Two or more individuals: $75 per person

Private lesson: $95

Included in cost: PFD, Kayak, Paddle, and Instruction

What to bring: weather appropriate clothing (no cotton clothing), closed toed shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, water/snacks, notepad and pen.Instruction available by appointment or join a scheduled class.

Minimum of two participants required for the per person fee. 

ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

ACA on Facebook Follow the ACA on Twitter ACA on YouTube ACA Daily Water Blog
Follow us on Pinterest Connect on LinkedIn


Contact Us
ACA | Canoe-Kayak-SUP-Raft-Rescue
503 Sophia St. Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-907-4460
Contact Staff
Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal