Chicago Sea Kayaking Instruction  area for all skills!    Learn to Kayak! Fun, informative kayaking classes from beginner to advanced. Learn how to launch your kayak, utilize your paddle for directional control and enjoy the wildlife refuge.  We focus on fun and safety with small kayak classes, excellent instructors in a beautiful location. Kayak Classes in the Chicago area for ages 12 and up

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Intro to Chicago KayakingThis class is a prerequisite to our club- About the CLUB
Cost  of class: $80   Length 3-4 hours

 This class is for beginners or those who would like a refresher!   This is an easy, fun class and a great way to get acquainted with kayaking in a beautiful wildlife area 30 minutes north of Chicago. You will learn the basic skills to have fun and be safe!
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What we cover:

Gear needed -
 Some stuff you use for safety, some for fun, find out the difference and what is really essential
Kayak Design - picking the boat that is best for you whether you are buying or rent them on vacation. Learn what to look for and how to not get a dud!
Stretching (on land and in your boat out on the water) a great way to warm up those muscles! Safety Procedures - how to properly fit your PFD, what precautions should you take, determining what conditions are appropriate for your skill level.  Communication methods on the water and what equipment should you have with you at all times?
How to chose proper kayak, paddle, pfd, and location/destination, as a new kayaker.

- How to make the kayak go where you want! Tour (forward), reverse stroke, sweep stroke, reverse sweep, and draw strokes
Hip Snap/J- lean -Techniques on  how to use your body  to control your kayak and enhance speed and maneuverability - This really helps a lot!
Wet Exit- What happens if you fall in?  Learn how to safely exit your kayak in the event of capsize.  This is learned on land and practiced on the water.
T-Rescue - How to get back in your kayak if you have capsized?  learn how to reenter your kayak in the event of capsize or how to help someone else who capsized.  This is practiced with an instructor and other students while out on the water.
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