Roll Clinic - Tacoma - 2015

Sea Kayaking Course

Beginning Kayak Roll

Kayak roll class

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Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22, Sundays – Roll Class.  Being able to roll is very cool.  Not only will you be able to get back up in 2 seconds after a capsize, it’s fun!  Plus, your confidence level in general will soar.

We’ll start with a short classroom session on October 30 to review the basics of rolling, watch some excerpts from a very good roll video, and learn some exercises you can practice to help you get the feel of a roll before you even hit the water.  The classroom session is October 30, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, at the Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 North 30th Street, Tacoma.

We’ll hit the water on November 8, 15 and 22, in a heated pool for our afternoon Roll Class sessions from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.  Students will be split into two sessions, one from 1:00 – 2:15 pm and one from 2:45 – 4:00 pm.  Each session has an optional additional 30 minutes of pool play time at the end for students who want more practice on their own.  The Roll Class pool sessions are at Peninsula High School Pool, 14015 62nd Ave NW, Gig Harbor.

Talk with Gary about whether your boat is properly fitted. Call Gary Peniston for permission to sign up, 253-851-8348 or   Mostly this is to insure that you get the information packet.

We recommend that you consider purchasing the video, "The Kayak Roll" by Mary and Phil DeReimer, directed by Kent Ford.  We will be watching selected segments during the classroom session, and feel that this is an exceptionally good video that covers the fundamentals of kayak rolling very well.  It also has a nice trouble-shooting section, if you find you have difficulty with your roll. You can purchase it in various locations, including Amazon, for around $30.

There are no prerequisites for this class. In fact, if you are considering taking the Intro to Kayaking Class next spring, I would recommend taking this class first. If you get a reliable roll, you'll be fearless!

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Kayak Roll - Pool Session (optional)
Peninsula High School Pool
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Registration closed Nov 18
4 participants
4 instructors
Required Equipment

I will send an email to you when you register as to what to bring. And what exercises to do in preparation.