Summer kayaking classes at Lake Lansing
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Learn paddling basics and more – discover kayaking at these fun, information-packed workshops at the MSU Sailing Center on Lake Lansing. You will learn:• All about types of kayaks, equipment , appropriate clothing, and safety gear• Launching, landing, and transporting kayaks• How to efficiently maneuver a kayak in lakes and quiet rivers• Common hazards faced by kayakers and how to avoid them• What to do in case of a capsize: safety and rescue skills on the waterEach class is a 3 ½ hour one-session workshop, including dry land topics and lots of on-the-water paddling. All equipment provided: the latest new demo kayaks from Summit Sports, paddles, and life jackets.Beginner sessions: for those with little or no experience, or who have never had any formal instruction.Women’s Clinic: a uniquely supportive and fun special session taught by and for women.Advanced Strokes: for those who have taken the beginner session or other formal instruction and want to improve their technique, and learn more advanced strokes and maneuvers.Recovery and Rescues: for students with some experience with basic strokes who want to work on recovery skills (balance, edging, and braces), and learn assisted and solo deepwater rescues. Plan on getting wet!DATES:Wednesday, May 23, 5:00 – 8:30 pm: Beginner sessionWednesday, May 30, 5:00 – 8:30 pm: Beginner sessionSaturday, June 9, 3:00 – 6:30 pm: Beginner sessionWednesday, June 13, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Beginner sessionSaturday, June 16, 3:00 – 6:30 pm: Women’s ClinicWednesday, June 27, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Advanced StrokesWednesday, July 11, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Beginner sessionWednesday, July 25, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Recovery and RescuesWednesday, August 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Beginner sessionWednesday, August 22, 5:00 – 8:30 pm: Recovery and RescuesCOST: $50 per one-evening 3 ½ hour session.Class location: MSU Sailing Center, on Lake Lansing in HaslettStudents should bring: water shoes, a windproof jacket or raincoat, and a synthetic shirt for warmth - not cotton. Be prepared to get wet! Also recommended: sun hat and/or sunglasses, eyeglass retainers if needed, and water.