Private/Group Lessons

WHY DO PRIVATE LESSONS WITH US?

  •  To learn how to kayak and/or canoe in our sprint boats or your personal boat.
  •  To improve your paddling technique.
  •  To develop fundamental skills and feel confident paddling on your own!
  •  Have private one-on- one lessons with our certified coaches.
  •  Make life-long memories of paddling around on Kootenay lake! 

Details:

Private lessons are available starting June 1st 2019. 

A minimum of 1.5 hour lesson is required.

1-12 participants for a group lesson.

Registration:

The Nelson Paddling Club will be offering two options for Private lessons. 

The first option is appropriate for youth aged 8-16 of all levels (beginner-expert) and adults of any paddling experience.  These sessions will be taught by the Head or Senior coach. 

Typical class of boats and paddlers coached:

-ICF Sprint/Marathon Kayak and Canoe

Private lessons: 

1:1 Lesson for 1.5 hours $60

Group lessons:

2 participants, 1.5 hours $40 each 

3 participants, 1.5 hours $35 each 

4-6 participants, 1.5 hours $30 each

8 participants or more, 1.5 hours $25 each 

The second option is appropriate for Intermediate Adult Paddlers who are interested in improving their paddle stroke efficiency and boat handling skills.

Prerequisites include:

1) Tread water for 1 minute
2) Previous season of paddling experience 

These private lessons will be taught by Jason Rusu. Jason is an NCCP Level 3 Certified coach with over 20 years of coaching experience. Jason has competed in Sprint Racing Kayak and Canoe for over 30 years and has raced at the international level and represented Canada at the 1992 Olympics.

Typical class of boats and paddlers coached:

-ICF Sprint/Marathon Kayak and Canoe
-Surf-ski
-Outrigger Canoe
-North American Marathon Racing Canoe
-Stand Up Paddle Board

Private lessons: 

1:1 Lesson for 1.5 hours $90

Group lessons:

2 participants, 1.5 hours $60 each 

3-4 participants, 1.5 hours $45 each 

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information or to book your Private Lesson. 

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Nelson Athletic Association for the loan of Buoy markers to set up
our sprint distance courses! And thank you to Hellman Canoes and Kayaks for their continued support of our sprint team with boat repairs and Tech apparel ware!