Kayaking

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Whether your interested in learning how to kayak for the first time, brushing up on your skills or taking your skills to the next level, we have the class for you! The City of Tempe offers several kayaking opportunities for youth and adults as well as novices and experienced paddlers.

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Adult Classes

Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Lake Pleasant 
Fall 2016

Click here for a further review of the difference between Kayak Fitness and Kayak Touring 

Kayak Touring 
Taught by ACA-certified kayak instructors, this class will refine your kayak touring skills and is perfect for all levels of experience. Instructors focus on basic, intermediate and advanced strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-in” touring kayaks. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. Register early. Fee $80. 480-350-8069
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Summer Dates
49554 18 yrs+           Sa       6/4-6/25          6:30-8:30 a.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49555 18 yrs+           Th       6/9-6/30          5:45-7:45 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49556 18 yrs+           Sa       7/9-7/30          6:30-8:30 a.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49557 18 yrs+           Th       7/7-7/28          5:45-7:45 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49673 18 yrs+           Th/Sa 8/4-8/13          5:45-7:45 p.m./6:30-8:30 a.m.        550 E. Tempe Town Lake

Kayak Fitness
Taught by ACA-certified kayak instructors; this is a perfect class for all levels of paddling experience. This class will focus on basic strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-on-top” kayaks. All necessary equipment will be provided. No experience necessary. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069
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Summer Dates
49581 18 yrs+           Sa       6/4-6/25          8:30 -10:30 a.m.       550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49582 18 yrs+           T          6/7-6/28          5:45-7:45 p.m.          550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49583 18 yrs+           Sa       7/9-7/30          8:30-10:30 a.m.        550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49584 18 yrs+           T          7/5-7/26          5:45-7:45 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49681 18 yrs+           T/Sa    8/2-8/13          5:45-7:45 p.m./8:30-10:30 a.m.      550 E. TTL 

Glow Kayak
The wildest and brightest Glow Paddle on Tempe Town Lake. Join us for a night under the stars while we glow and glide across the water. In addition to all necessary kayaking equipment, participants will receive glow in the dark accessories. Feel free to wear glow in the dark clothing items that you don’t mind getting wet. Register early. Adult Fee: $35; Youth Fee: $20. 480-350-806

Summer Dates
49558 10 yrs+           F          6/10    7:30-9:30 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49559 10 yrs+           F          7/8       7:30-9:30 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49560 10 yrs+           F          8/5       7:30-9:30 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake

Moonlight Kayak
Spend an enjoyable evening on Tempe Town Lake while paddling in the moonlight. No experience necessary. Bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet, a towel, dry clothes and prepare to howl at the moon. All necessary equipment will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Fee: $30. 480-350-8069

Summer Dates
49585 18 yrs+           Sa       6/18    7:30-9:30 p.m.          550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49586 18 yrs+           F          7/22    7:30-9:30 p.m.          550 E. Tempe Town Lake
49587 18 yrs+           F          8/19    7:30-9:30 p.m.         550 E. Tempe Town Lake

What to Bring and Wear for a Paddling Day 

What to wear:
Clothing that the participants do not mind getting wet.
Some sort of water shoes or sneakers the participants do not mind getting wet. Sandals are permissible as long as they are not open back, flip-flop type sandals.
Hats or Visors
Loose fitting comfortable t-shirt. Depending on the participants sun tolerance they may want to wear an SPF coated top shirt, or a long sleeve t-shirt.
If a participant wants to wear long pants, it is permissible, however they should not be cotton or denim, they should be Polyester or Lycra.
Not Allowed:  Jeans of any kind, including Jean shorts
Long pants that are non-athletic type pants; jeans, cotton or corduroy are not allowed. Hiking boots or dress shoes

What to Bring:
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Water Bottles
Towel
Snack
Dry Clothes to change into
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