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Beginner

Our beginner kayaking river classes are structured into SIX progressive lessons, giving you all the skills you need to feel confident and competent on the river.

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Intermediate

Intermediate paddlers have a solid flat water roll, an emerging whitewater roll, and some class III whitewater experience. Students are expected to have their own boat and equipment.

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Advanced

Advanced paddlers have a solid whitewater roll and some experience on class IV rivers. We know you often serve as trip leaders with groups and friends. Work with us to expand these skills, paddle with a thriving community, and discover new rivers.

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Beginner Instruction

FOR ADULT PADDLERS

Our beginner kayaking river classes are structured into SIX progressive lessons, giving you all the skills you need to feel confident and competent on the river.

Zero to Hero: Month-long program, including all six river classes, three rolling classes, and Tuesday night Open Practice! 28 hours of instruction time, plus free open practice.

Classes are usually held at Anglers Inn in Potomac, MD or Riley’s Lock in Poolesville, MD on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

Rolling on the River: Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons in summer.

Pool Rolling: November to April, learn to roll when it’s cold– in an indoor pool!

Open Practice: Tuesday evenings at Lock 6, 6:15-8:15 pm. $5, Registration is required.

Private Lessons: Let us design the perfect program for you or your group!

Intermediate Kayaking

FOR ADULT PADDLERS

Intermediate paddlers have a solid flat water roll, an emerging whitewater roll, and some class III whitewater experience. Students are expected to have their own boat and equipment.

Winter Workout series: Sign up for this 8 class intensive focused on keeping you in shape through the winter and building skills through slalom, attaining, downriver, and speciality clinics.

Winter SlalomWorkouts throughout the winter focused on proper technique to make your paddling more efficient and effective.

Intermediate PLP: Four River Running classes, three weeknight evening classes, access to Open Practices and a two-day trip to the Lower Yough!

Advanced Strokes

Advanced Maneuvers (Paddling for Efficiency

Sweep Boof in your Half Slice

Rolling, bracing, hole escape

River Running

Intro to Playboating Clinic

Slalom Stroke Clinics

Open Rolling: Practice your roll during the winter in an indoor pool!

Open Practice: Free to students – Lock 6 on Tuesday evenings.

Lower Youth Trips: Join us on the Lower Yough the last weekend of every month

Private Lessons

Winter Slalom

Training Programs

FOR STRENGTH, ENDURANCE, AND CONFIDENCE

Cheat Lite

Cheat Training

Yough Lite 

Fall Training

Advanced

Advanced paddlers have a solid whitewater roll and some experience on class IV rivers. We know you often serve as trip leaders with groups and friends. Work with us to expand these skills, paddle with a thriving community, and discover new rivers.

Races