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Program: Coastal Kayaking: Skills, Rescues, Safety
Park: Off-site
Meeting Place: Three Meadows Pond: 700 Three Meadows Drive, Perrysburg
Public Reservation Closes: 6/23/19
Date: 6/27/19 - 6/30/19
Meeting Days: Sun., Thu., Fri.
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $75.00  Register
Friends of the Park District Price: $ 65.00  Register -- Friends of the Park District
# of people: 8
Openings: 8
Class Leader: Craig Spicer
Program Type: Adventure
Age Range: Adults
Description: Join American Canoe Association instructors to advance your kayak safety and rescue skills in an open water/coastal environment. Kayakers with novice to intermediate ability are encouraged to participate in this three-session class. June 27 & 28 (6-9 pm) June 30 (8 am-2 pm) The first two classes include basic stroke instruction, practice, and rescues on inland waters at Three Meadows Pond in Perrysburg. The third class will take place on open water in the Woodtick Peninsula area of Maumee Bay where students can practice in a coastal/open water environment. Must be 18 years of age or older. This course will include water submersion and basic rescue techniques. All kayaks and gear provided; personal equipment welcome, check with leader beforehand. Dress for the weather and for frequent swimming. Student must be comfortable and confident in their kayak paddling ability, with thorough experience and/or have successfully completed a previous kayak paddling skills course and meet Essential Eligibility Criteria (abilities and characteristics deemed fundamental for participation). EEC includes: 1. Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing) 2. Independently maintain sealed airway passages while under water. 3. Independently hold head upright without neck/head support 4. Manage personal care independently or with assistance of a companion 5. Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance 6. Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with assistance of a companion 7. Independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket 8. Get in/out of a paddlecraft independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance 9. Independently get out and from under a capsized paddlecraft* 10. Maintain a safe body position while attempting skills, activities and rescues listed in the Course Outline, and have the ability to recognize and identify to others when such efforts would be unsafe given your personal situation* Please make arrangements with program leader for special needs. Kayaking programs made possible with ODNR Division of Watercraft.


 

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