Adult Classes

Introduction to Canoeing

Minimum age is 16, or 10 if accompanied by an adult. Join us for a fun, on-the-water course designed to build paddling skills for safe solo and partner canoeing. Our menu includes more than 20 paddling strokes used to control a canoe in a variety of situations. We provide all equipment. Weekday classes are 2.5 hours; weekend classes are 3.5 hours long.

***This course requires a float test taken prior to class and a signed Risk & Release form on file. Those under 18 need a completed medical form. Float tests are available at our pools, www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp ***

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Spring Registration Begins 3/7/17 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode
Intro to Canoe 6/6 - 6/15 Mon/Wed 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 4 $100 153860
Summer Registration Begins 4/4/17 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode
Intro to Canoe 7/9 - 7/23 Sun 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3 $100 158796
Intro to Canoe 7/17 - 7/26 Mon/Wed 6:00 - 8:30 a.m. 4 $100 158797

Introduction to Kayak

Minimum age is 16, or 13 if accompanied by an adult. This course is for the beginner or novice, emphasizing good paddling technique. We will help you get your feet wet (so to speak), answer your kayak questions, and make sure you have lots of fun! We provide all equipment except the optional wet suit. Weekday classes are 2.5 hours; weekend classes are 3.5 hours long.

***This course requires a float test taken prior to class and a signed Risk & Release form on file. Those under 18 need a completed medical form. Float tests are available at our pools, www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp ***

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Spring Registration Begins 3/8/16 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode Excluded Dates
Intro to Kayak 5/30 - 6/8 Tue/Thu 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 4 $100 153861 --
Intro to Kayak 6/17 - 7/1 Sat 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3 $100 153862 --
Summer Registration Begins 4/5/16 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode Excluded Dates
Intro to Kayak 7/6 - 7/18 Tue/Thu 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 4 $100 158798 --
Intro to Kayak 8/8 - 8/17 Tue/Thu 6:00 - 8:30 a.m. 4 $100 158799 --
Intro to Kayak 8/19 - 9/9 Sat 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3 $100 158800 --

Adult Sprint Paddling

The Adult Sprint Team Program offers the same racing skills development opportunities of the Youth Sprint Team to all adults including post high school, intermediate, senior, and masters paddlers. Individual and team boat competitions at regional and USACK Nationals regattas can be in your future! You will also participate in conditioning, stroke improvement (via video taping), wake riding, starts and watercraft skills in sprint boats and surfskis. Events include 1K, 5K, and 10K distance races. This is a formally coached program open to all skill levels. Racing is not required, but opportunities will be offered.

***This course requires a float test taken prior to class and a signed Risk & Release form on file. Float tests are available at our pools, www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp ***

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Spring Registration Begins 3/7/17 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode
Sprint Paddle 2/26 - 5/21 Sun 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 13 $78 153652
SCKC Members Free
Sprint Paddle 6/4 - 8/27 Sun 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 13 $78 153721
SCKC Members Free
Summer Registration Begins 4/4/17 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode
Sprint Paddle 6/21 - 8/25 Tue/Thu 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 20 $100 142176
SCKC Members Free
Fall Registration Begins 8/8/17 at Noon
Course Date Days Time # Classes Cost Barcode
Sprint Paddle 9/4 - 11/16 Sun 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10 $60 142236
SCKC Members Free

Paracanoe/kayak

Paracanoe/kayak will make its debut at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016. The Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club is at the forefront of this exciting new sport and is offering the only sport-specific paracanoe program in the United States. Boats, paddles and coaching are offered for all competitive and recreational-minded individuals with physical disability. All ages are welcome. Come enjoy the freedom of paddling. Gain strength, fitness and confidence. Be a part of the Paralympic movement! If you would like more information, please email Jason Frisk at jason.frisk@seattle.gov.

Duck Island Race Series

The Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club runs an informal, fun time-trial every Friday evening in July and August. Race registration starts at 6 p.m., with the race starting between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The club provides hotdogs as part of a potluck dinner after the racing. This is open to the general public free of charge. You can bring your own boat, or use club equipment. To use club equipment you must have first complete a float test, and sign a risk and release form.

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