Kayak/Canoe/SUP Practice at Bender Pool
- 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Ages 10+
The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with Linn County Conservation is offering kayakers, canoeists and stand-up paddle boarders, ages ten and up, a chance to practice their skills such as strokes, rolls and safety and rescue moves in the controlled environment at Bender Pool. Drop-in pool sessions for paddlers are being offered each month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on November 19, December 17, January 14 and 28, and February 11 and 25. The sessions are practices, not lessons, but experienced paddlers will be available to help. The fee is $10 per person per visit. No advance registration is required.
Participants bring their own kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddle boards and equipment and wear proper swim attire and clean life jackets. A helmet is required for those practicing rolls. The kayaks must be rinsed, inside and out, with the hose just inside the door before they can be placed in the pool. Youth must be supervised by an adult.