Learn to Paddle- Kids courses

Takapuna Boating Club is offering “Learn to Paddle” courses for kids aged 10-14 years, delivering Canoe Racing New Zealand’s accredited “Try Learn Explore” paddling program.

This initial 8-week course introduces kids to surfski paddling and teaches them the skills to paddle their surfski effectively and safely.

This program is focused on participant fun and wellbeing, learning paddling skills and building water safety and confidence. The course will complete the first two stages "Try" and "Learn" of Canoe Racing NZ's Try Learn Explore program.

Boats, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided.

When: This is an 8 week course, with one 75 minute session each week.

Who:   Suitable for kids aged 10-13 years. No previous paddling experience is required. This course is particularly appropriate for intermediate school kids who wish to compete in kayaking at the AIMS Games in Tauranga in September.

Where: Takapuna Beach in front of Takapuna Boating Club. In cases where the conditions are not suitable at Takapuna, we may run the session at nearby Lake Pupuke.

Cost: $120 per child for an 8-week course.

Upcoming courses:

Sundays 8am-9.15am starting Sunday 1st November (running through until 20th December) SOLD OUT

If these times don't suit or you have missed out on this course, Register your interest now and we will keep you updated on other courses.

If you have any queries, please contact Danika at events@takapunaboating.org.nz or 0212026154

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