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PE 1681: Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater kayaking

CANCELED Fall 2021

This introductory course starts out in the pool where you will learn boat control and wet exits and progresses to moving water where you will learn the dynamics of a river and basic river safety.  During the course you will practice boat handling skills including edging, bracing, rolling, and paddle strokes. Kayaking on the river will give you the opportunity to learn how to read the water and practice maneuvering across current with ferries, eddy turns, and peel outs. River destinations will be dependent on river levels. This class culminates in a weekend camping trip with two days of paddling on class II/III whitewater.

Details

Course Fee

Students: $475
Community: $595
CU Faculty/Staff: $525

Fee Notes

All paddling equipment and discounted basic camping gear.

Attendance

Participation in all class sessions is required in order to receive PE credit.

Prerequisites

Strong recreational swimmer

Drop Deadline

N/A

Enrollment

N/A

Links

Syllabus
Equipment List
Medical Form

Schedule

Day

Date

Time

Thursday N/A 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday N/A 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday N/A 7:00am to 10:00pm
Tuesday N/A 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday N/A 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat-Sun N/A 7:00am to 10:00pm