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Rapid Learning Intro to Kayaking- Winter Pool Classes

April 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Your first visit is free! 

This class is the first step in learning to kayak as well as building and maintaining essential skills necessary to be successful and safe in whitewater.

Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning program offers formal instruction in the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. Course content follows American Canoe Association standards and our certified lead instructors provide what is necessary to get started in this exciting sport. Equipment is provided. The program is appropriate for ages 8 and up and is family friendly. During the summer season, instructional river trips are also provided.

Introduction to Kayaking and Skills Practices are held during the winter months at Southern Adventist University’s Hulsey Wellness Center in the indoor swimming pool on Tuesdays with two sessions 7 pm to 8 pm and 8 pm to 9 pm. Current members also have the opportunity to visit UTC’s lazy river for a unique skills practice.

During the warmer months May through end of September, classes are held weekly on Wednesdays at Hamilton County’s Chester Frost Park on the Chickamauga Lake in Hixson, TN. Come early for session ONE  from 6pm to 7pm or enjoy our SECOND sessions from 7pm to 8pm.

Become a Member
Enrolling in our Rapid Learning Program includes the use of program equipment and all instruction at practices. Purchase our yearly individual membership for $75 or the family membership for $125. It takes time and guided practice, therefore the membership format.

www.outdoorchattanooga.com for more information on this program
Jan 17, 2023  at Hulsey Wellness Center
Feb 21, 2023  at  Hulsey Wellness Center
March  21, 2023  at  Hulsey Wellness Center
April  18 2023   at  Hulsey Wellness Center
May, June, July (except July 5), Aug  is at Chickamauga Lake/ Chester Frost County Park
Sept  is typically an outdoor pool/ with Kayak Polo games after practice
RIver Instructional Trips in June July and August

Winter Location at SAU
Southern Adventist University Hulsey Wellness Center
4870 University Drive
Collegedale, TN 37315
First Session 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and
Second Session 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm

The Hulsey Wellness Center’s 75 x 40-foot pool is 3 – 10 feet deep and is maintained at 81 to 85 degrees.
One-piece swimsuits are required.
Pool admission is required: $2 per adult/$1 per child aged 15 and younger and is paid at the Hulsey Center pool entrance.
First time participants do not have to be Rapid Learning Members, but they still must pay pool admission.
All first time participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Rapid Learning Members age 18 or under must have a signed release form from their parent or legal guardian.

Map to pool

Additional program information is listed on the Outdoor Chattanooga webpage under Learn/ Rapid Learning Whitewater Program

Contact Us
423.643.6888 or info@outdoorchattanooga.com


April 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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