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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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Spring Class registration begins Feb 21 for Tempe Residents and Feb 27 for Non-Residents

Adult Classes

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.
Spring Classes
53504 18 yrs+           Sa       4/1-4/22          8:30-10:30 a.m.
53506 18 yrs+           T          4/4-4/25          5:30-7:30 p.m.
53512 18 yrs+           Sa       4/29-5/20       8:30-10:30 a.m.
53507 18 yrs+           T          5/2-5/23          5:30-7:30 p.m.

What is the difference between Kayak Fitness and Kayak Touring?

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.
51652 18 yrs+           Sa       2/4-2/25          7-9 a.m.
Spring Classes
53502 18 yrs+           Sa       4/1-4/22          7:30-9:30 a.m.
53503 18 yrs+           Th       4/6-4/27          5:30-7:30 p.m.
53505 18 yrs+           Sa       4/29-5/20       7:30-9:30 a.m.
53511 18 yrs+           Th       5/4-5/25          5:30-7:30 p.m.

What is the difference between Kayak Fitness and Kayak Touring?

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.
Spring Classes
53562 10 yrs+           F          4/7       7:30-9:30 p.m.
53566 10 yrs+           F          4/21    7:30-9:30 p.m.
53570 10 yrs+           F          5/5       7:30-9:30 p.m.
53574 10 yrs+           F          5/19    7:30-9:30 p.m.

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.
51642 50 yrs+           W        1/25    9-11 a.m.
51643 50 yrs+           W        2/8       9-11 a.m.
51644 50 yrs+           W        2/22    9-11 a.m.
51645 50 yrs+           W        3/8       9-11 a.m.
Spring Classes
53542 50 yrs+           W        4/5       9-11 a.m.
53543 50 yrs+           W        4/19    9-11 a.m.
53544 50 yrs+           W        5/3       9-11 a.m.
53545 50 yrs+           W        5/17    9-11 a.m.


Spring Class

Youth Paddling Expo

Don’t miss this fun spring splash as we prepare to kick-off our Youth Summer Paddling Program. Participants will have the opportunity to try paddling in kayaks, dragon boats and stand-up paddleboards. Fee: $15. 480-350-8069
53589 10 yrs+           Sa       5/6       10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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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