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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

Essentials of 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
51651 18 yrs+           Sa       1/7-1/28          7:30-9:30 a.m.           TTLM
51652 18 yrs+           Sa       2/4-2/25          7-9 a.m.          TTLM 


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. 480-350-8069
51653 10 yrs+           F          3/10    7-9 p.m.          TTLM


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
51664 18 yrs+           Sa       1/28-2/18       8-10 a.m.        TTLM

Boom Kayak
Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and beat the weekend warriors? Join us during the week and our certified instructors will focus on physical fitness and basic stroke technique in a low-stress/low-impact fun environment. Fee: $30. 480-350-8069
51641 50 yrs+           W        1/11    9-11 a.m.        TTLM
51642 50 yrs+           W        1/25    9-11 a.m.        TTLM
51643 50 yrs+           W        2/8       9-11 a.m.        TTLM
51644 50 yrs+           W        2/22    9-11 a.m.        TTLM
51645 50 yrs+           W        3/8       9-11 a.m.        TTLM 


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:
Water Bottles
Dry Clothes to change into