Pool Sessions


Season December – April

Friday Evening | Howell 

Saturday Afternoon | Eaton Rapids (every other week)



Pool Sessions run the first week in December through the first week in April.

Suggested progression for lessons: Happiness Upside Down, Blade Awareness / Boat Control, Rescue/ Bracing, Rolling.

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.

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.  .

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.

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.

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.



 Think you want to come every week? The Season Pass are are great way to take advantage of every pool session each week and get a 50% discount off coaching. There are a limited number of passes each year. 



We have formal coaching available for whitewater kayaking and sea kayaking as well as open pool time to practice and play on your own. Choose from one of our lessons, Happiness Upside down, Blade Awareness/Boat Control, Self Rescues/Bracing, and Rolling then pick the date that works for you.   Contact us with any questions.