Beginner Kayak Roll - Seattle - 2019

Sea Kayaking Course

Beginner Kayak Roll Course

Beginner Kayak Roll Course - Seattle

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

The ability to roll up in your kayak  is a critical skill to improving your confidence and performance on the water. It is never too early or too late to learn to roll! If you have any questions about your suitability for the course please email Pat Carney 

There are three pool student sessions in the course -  Sunday November 3, November 10, and  November 17. The sessions will be held at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center: 606 SW 116TH ST   SEATTLE, WA 98146  from 2:45-5:45. Please sign up for all three Course Requirements activity below (Evergreen Community Aquatic Center).

Please check also the Required Equipment and Course Materials tab below.

Note: As swimming pool time is expensive, cancellation within three weeks prior to the start of the class may result in full forfeiture of the class fee. This will be at the class leader's discretion depending whether the spot can be filled with another person.

FYI: In order to successfully roll in conditions,  you have to be fairly committed of wanting to do it and put the time in. Some other branches and kayak organization have kayak pool sessions through out the winter months where you can practice rolling. In the end, time you put into it that makes the difference.


Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Must have a sea kayak or a white water kayak, paddle and pfd.  

To improve their comfort underwater, some participants have used nose plugs, goggles, and  neoprene cap.  

Strongly recommended that you watch "The Kayak Roll"  video by Ken Ford several times before starting the course.

Some of the available books are : "Rolling the Kayak" by Ken whiting, "Kayak Rolling" by Loel Collins , and "The Bombproof Roll and Beyond" by Paul Dutky.

Contact me if you have questions.

Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.