The Basic Level is designed to introduce the novice or relatively inexperienced canoeist to paddling. The Emphasis is on mastering the fundamentals of canoeing along with a strong grounding on water safety and safe canoeing practices.
There are no canoeing prerequisites for the Basic Level although participants are encouraged to follow the progression in order to experience success.
Minimum Course Length
Safe canoeing program (upon which private and family lessons are based) – 4 hours
Basic 1 or 2 or 3 (each course done individually) – 5 hours
Basic Tandem (1,2 and 3 combined into one course) – 12 hours
Basic 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 – 9 hours
Basic Solo (4) – 12 hours
Basic (1, 2, 3 and 4 combined into one course) – 24 hours
Course content will cover Safety, Theory and Skills. The amount of content covered, and the level of performance outcomes, will be based on the level of course taken.