TRAININGS & CLASSES
Further your knowledge and skill of paddling in our dynamic trainings for all levels of experience.
Our classes are taught by highly experienced, ACA certified instructors.
Seven Rivers Paddling provides the paddle equipment necessary for your training,
but you are of course welcome to bring your own.
FUNDAMENTALS OF KAYAKING
ADVANCED COASTAL PADDLING
SUP INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
This intensive 3-day course will help you develop the SUP skills and technical understanding needed to teach others to paddle board safely & effectively. It is a great course for anyone who teaches SUP now or plans to in the future. Also suitable for anyone who desires total immersion into the sport of stand up paddling. This fast-paced workshop includes sessions on personal skills, teaching & learning theory, leadership, paddling concepts, trip planning, incident management and much more. Candidates will be assessed on their personal paddling skills, teaching skills, communication, demonstration skills, leadership and technical knowledge. 70% of the course will be on water, 30% on land. Successful candidates will be certified by the American Canoe Association at Level 1 or 2, but completion of the course does not guarantee certification. Intermediate SUP experience suggested.
This course is for those seeking a higher level of open ocean paddle instruction. Focusing on knee and hip movement in combination with proper paddle techniques to keep you upright and confident while paddling coastal waters. We will also practice deep water rescues and learn about tides, wind, water movement, and how to use the currents to your advantage.
Equivalent to ACA level 3
For beginner to intermediate paddlers. This course focuses on key techniques and maneuvers that will solidify your fundamental paddle strokes and also learn new ones. Edging techniques as well as self and assisted rescues skills will be learned, giving you the confidence to take your paddling to the next level.
Equivalent to ACA level 2