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    From: Rob Taylor Expanding Horizons Kayaking is now offering classes in three locations- Brighton, South Lyon, andFenton - and on
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2009
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      From: Rob Taylor <taylorrj@...>

      Expanding Horizons Kayaking is now offering classes in three locations- Brighton, South Lyon, and Fenton - and on various days of the week.  No excuses!  Shake off those winter blues and get into a local indoor pool to work on your kayaking skills. 

      Rob Taylor-ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor

        Phone: (810) 225-3652  --Mobile: (810) 355-6381

      Email: taylorrj@ameritech. net

      www.expandinghorizonskayaking. com

        Winter/Spring2009 Class Schedule

      Location

      Class

      Day

      Time

      Dates

      Cost

      To  Register

      Brighton High School

      7878 Brighton Road, Brighton, MI 48116

      Beginning Kayaking Session 1

      Thursdays

      (4 weeks)

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      1/29, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

      $145/person $260/couple

      Call Brighton Community Education,

      (810) 299-4130

       

      or online at,

      brightoncommunityed .com

      Beginning Kayaking Session 2

      Thursdays

      (4 weeks)

      8-10pm

      (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

      $145/person $260/person

      Beginning Kayaking Session 3

      Thursdays

      (4 weeks)

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

      $145/person $260/couple

      Rolling

      Sundays

      1:30-5:30 pm

      2/1, 3/15, 4/5, 5/3

      $80/person

      Call Rob Taylor at

      (810) 355-6381 or email taylorrj@ameritech. net

      "Over Easy" Open Pool Sessions

      Sundays

      2:30-5:00 pm

      2/15, 3/22, 4/19, 5/10

      $30/person

      Fenton High School

      3200 West Shiawassee Ave., Fenton, MI 48430 

      Discover Kayaking

      Tuesdays

      7-10 pm

      2/3, 3/3, 5/5

      $60/person $100/couple or parent & child

      Call Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation,

      (810) 591-0080

       

      or online at,

      www.slpr.com

      Beginning Kayaking Session 1

      Tuesdays

      (4 weeks)

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/17

      $145/person $260/couple

      Beginning Kayaking Session 2

      Tuesdays

      (4 weeks)

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21

      $145/person $260/person

      Beginning Kayaking Session 3

      Tuesdays

      (4 weeks)

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

      $145/person $260/couple

      Rolling

      Saturdays

      12:30-4:30 pm

      3/21 & 5/9

      $80/person

      "Over Easy" Open Pool Sessions

      Saturdays

      12:30-3:00 pm

      4/4

      $30/person

      South Lyon High School

      1000 North Lafayette St.,
      South Lyon, MI 48178

      Intro to Kayaking

      Fridays

      7-10 pm

      1/30, 3/6, 5/8

      $60/person $100/couple or parent/child

      Call South Lyon Recreation Authority,

      (248) 437-8105

       

      or online at,

      www.slrec.com

      Beginning Kayaking Session 1

      Wednesdays

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      2/4, 2/11 2/18, 2/25

      $145/person $260/couple

      Beginning Kayaking Session 2

      Wednesdays

      8-10pm (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      3/11, 3/18 3/25, 4/1

      $145/person $260/person

      Beginning Kayaking Session 3

      Wednesdays

      8-10 pm   (classroom 7-8 1st night)

      5/13, 5/20 5/27, 6/3

      $145/person $260/couple

      Rolling

      Fridays

      6:30 -   10:30 pm

      2/27 & 4/3

      $80/person

      "Over Easy" Open Pool Sessions

      Wednesdays

      8-10:30 pm

      1/28 & 3/4

      $30/person






      Class Descriptions


      Intro to Kayaking or"Discover" Kayaking:Already own a kayak or thinking of buying a kayak and would like to paddle insafety with some basic skills?  Then thisintroductory kayaking class is for you. This 4-hour course is oriented to beginners with minimal or no priorexperience. Topics will include safety & rescues, equipment, and basicmaneuvers.  Students will learn how toexit their kayak in the event of a capsize. Several techniques for rescuing someone who has come out of their kayakwill be demonstrated.  Paddling techniquefor moving a kayak in a straight line, turning a kayak, and moving a kayaksideways will be taught.  Minimum of 3,maximum of 10 students per class. 


      Beginning Kayaking: These classes are an excellent complete beginner'scourse held in the safe and warm confines of an indoor pool.  The class is a series of four weekly two hoursessions.  The first session, be dressed for the pool session and at poolside onehour before the scheduled pool time for a safety/orientation session.  Attendance at the first day is mandatory.  This course will focus on basic kayakingstrokes that are applicable to both sea kayaking and white water kayaking.  We will also work on self and assistedrescues, recovery strokes, sweep strokes and the beginning elements ofself-rescue techniques.  Studentsshould bring swimming goggles, nose plugs and a towel along with swimming apparel.Participants under 16 must be approved in advance by the instructor. 


      Kayak Rolling Classes: This class will focus on the elements of hip snapdevelopment, high and low bracing and the Kayak Roll.  Either the "C to C" or Sweep Roll will betaught depending upon student's capabilities. Strength is not important in learning to roll… it's all about boat fit,flexibility, and most importantly, proper technique. So if you are ready tolearn to roll that boat, here's your chance. The class will be scheduled for four hours, but please arrive 30-60minutes in advance to be outfitted with gear. 

       

      "Over Easy" Open Pool Sessions: Here's a chance to practice allthat you've learned in the Basic Kayaking and Rolling classes in the friendlyenvironment of the Brighton High School pool. Perfect all those different strokes, practice rescues, and work on that"bomb-proof roll" or just come hang-out with other paddlers and swap warstories.  Certified instructors will beon hand to provide pointers if needed.


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