CLEVELAND ROCKs. KAYAKERS ROLL.

Learning to successfully roll a kayak is an essential skill for paddlers who want to paddle in more challenging conditions.

Our 2-hr kayak roll clinics are designed to teach paddlers the proper technique and develop the muscle memory necessary to master this skill.

This course is taught indoors in winter and spring.  In summer months, this course is taught in an outdoor pool.  Additionally,  private roll instruction is available.

LOCATION FOR THIS COURSE

Spring & Winter Courses: 

Summer Courses:

SPRING 2022 Course Dates

  • Kayak Rolling I meets 3:15-5:15pm on Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, and Mar 19
  • Kayak Rolling II meets 5:15-7:00pm on Feb 5, Feb 19, and Mar 19

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SUMMER 2022 Course Dates

  • Kayak Rolling I meets 7-9 pm on July 28;  Aug 4;  Aug 11; and Aug 18
  • Kayak Rolling II meets 7-9 pm on July 28;  Aug 4;  Aug 11; and Aug 18

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SKILLS TAUGHT IN THIS COURSE  

There's more to rolling than just flipping over. Our rolling clinics follow a logical progression to maximize your potential for success.

KAYAK ROLLING I

In this course, participants will work with an instructor an other students to develop the foundational skills for the kayak roll. In this course, students will practice and develop the following skills:

INSTRUCTOR:STUDENT RATIO 

Kayak Rolling I = 1:6
Kayak Rolling II = 1:3

PREREQUISITES

PRIOR COURSES: 

  • KAYAK ROLLING I: None! Just a willingness to get challenge yourself and get wet!  However, students with prior experience will benefit most from this program.
  • KAYAK ROLLING II: Prior participation in Kayak Rolling I or an equivalent course
  • AGE LIMITS:   14 and over only, please.    Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.   Participants over 16 but under 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. 

    HEIGHT & WEIGHT LIMITS:  In order to ensure your comfort and safety, participants should be between 5' and 6'4" tall and 95 lbs to 235 lbs.

    NON-DISCRIMINATORY ESSENTIAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    In order to participate in this program, each participant must satisfy the following essential eligibility criteria:

    • Be able to independently participate in all individual skills and activities while also maintaining an appropriate and safe body position.
    • Be able to hold their breath while under water and, while in the water wearing a properly fitted lifejacket, be able to independently turn from a face down to a face up position keeping their head above water.
    • Be able to effectively communicate with the instructor and other program participants.
    • Be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion.
    • Be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion.