– Howell, MI –

Pool Sessions

Escape the cold this winter and join us for a pool session.  Don’t lose your edge over the winter, stay sharp in the pool. 

2024/2025 Seasons starts December 

Dates and registration open fall 2024



All lessons are $60.   To register select the date under the lesson and follow the registration steps.

Suggested progression: Happiness Upside Down, Blade Awareness / Boat Control, Rescue/ Bracing,  Assisted Rescue, Rolling

If boats or gear are needed please let us know two days before your registered session.

Select the date on the bottom of the page then select the class or open pool option. 

Happiness Upside Down | $60

Being chill while hanging upside down is critical to every other paddling skill.  We’ve developed a great progression to get you feeling relaxed and unconcerned about being upside down in your kayak.  We will move along the progression at a rate that makes you comfortable.   Once you’re happy capsizing and hanging out there for a few seconds, you’ll be in the best place to learn the roll.

  • We will provide the boats needed for this course. 

First session of each month

surfing the wave at swimmers rapid
Self Rescue / Bracing | $60

The self-rescue is essential to being an independent paddler. We will work on safely and efficiently getting you back in your boat.  Not tipping over is almost always better than capsizing.  Bracing also is a component skill to learning to roll a kayak.  We’ll cover the essentials of connectivity with the boat, safe body positions, effective blade technique and putting it all together to stay upright.

Second session of each month


Blade Awareness / Boat Control | $60

Fine-tune your boat control and maneuvers with precision and grace.  We’ll explore a range of skills to help you go where you want to go.


Third session of each month

Assisted Rescue | $60

Being an active part in any rescue is essential. We’ll explore the role of the swimmer: gear management, what to do with their boat, where to be before the rescuer arrives, and options for re-entering the cockpit quickly and easily. We’ll also explore the role of the rescuer: safety considerations, how to approach the swimmer, gear management, emptying the kayak without lifting and effective stabilization techniques


4th session of each month

Rolling | $60

Structured rolling instruction is available at each pool session this season. Kayak rolling is on almost every paddler’s “want” list.  There’s not much about rolling a kayak that you will figure out on your own, so learning from a coach that can guide you through a progression is the fastest way to get a roll. Our semi-private rolling lessons are a great way to get started as you’ll have time to rest between one on one sessions with the coach and you’ll be able to learn from observing your fellow student.

Offered at each pool session. Select the date below to register.

Open Pool | $35


Have your own boat, gear, and a plan to play? Come and use the pool space without a lesson. This is free to all season pass holders. Select the day and follow the steps for registration.


Offered at each pool session. Select the date below to register.



Howell Aquatics & Fitness Center

1224 W Grand River Ave, Howell, Mi, 48843

Follow the PINNED location for Howell Aquatic and Fitness Center. The address is listed as 1224 W. Grand Ave but the actual pool is off Highlander Way. See Map image below. If coming from 59 there is a tricky turn off of Highlander Way that is easy to miss.

howell map pool sessions



For those who want to enjoy the pool sessions each week our Season Pass is an awesome all-access pass. In addition to open pool sessions each week pass holders get  50% discount off coaching.  There are a limited number of Season Passes available. 



We have formal coaching available for whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, and rolling as well as Open Pool time to practice and play on your own. Choose the lesson and dates that work for you or claim one of the Season Pass and have access to all pool session dates with 50% off classes.