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Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course
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7/20/2014
When: 7/20/2014
Where: Lake Ahquabi State Park
Iandianola, Iowa 
United States
Contact: Shireen Cave

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A course for paddlers seeking their first instruction or first-time kayakers looking to learn their basic skills. We discuss the various types of kayaks, introduce risk reduction, hazard identification, and other safe paddling practices. We teach how to perform a proper wet exit, how to land your kayak, and how to launch your kayak. In addition we introduce the fundamental strokes and the proper technique to develop sound paddling habits.

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