Introduction To Kayaking

Community Outreach at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

What People are saying:

"...now, I am going to get serious in looking for a kayak of my own. Thanks again for your time and willingness to do this." J.O., September 2010

Join the experienced Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi kayaking instructors for this 8-hour course that makes an absolute beginner a proficient kayaker and takes experienced kayakers to new levels of enjoyment and proficiency in one day!

The Introduction to Kayaking course is designed to teach beginner paddlers how to safely and enjoyably kayak on lakes, calm, protected, ocean environments and other flat water settings. Experienced kayakers will also benefit from instruction in advanced paddling techniques and other skills that will greatly enhance their enjoyment.

Participants in this course will be specially outfitted with top quality boats, paddles and life jackets for the day.

Things you will learn:

  • Proper selection and usage of safety equipment
  • Kayaking terminology
  • How to identify and reduce risks
  • Trip planning
  • All about kayaks and paddles
  • Carrying, launching and boarding a kayak
  • Maneuvering and controlling a kayak on the water
  • "Rules of the Road"
  • Rescue and Safety

Course Tuition: $100.00 per participant

Course Dates: Introduction to Kayaking courses are held on the last Saturday of every month, weather permitting, except Saturday's after major holidays.

Available courses are Saturdays:

March 1, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM  (Aransas Pass Aquatic Center)


May 31, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (TAMUCC)

June 28, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (TAMUCC)

July 26, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (TAMUCC)

August 30, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (TAMUCC)

September 27, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (TAMUCC)

October 25, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (TAMUCC)

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