Kayaking Classes

Colorado Whitewater offers a variety of kayaking classes for beginners, intermediate, women only, and even kids.

Our classes are taught by volunteer instructors, who are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA). ACA-certification is the national standard for professional kayak instructors. We charge a fee for each class, which is used to pay for expenses such as class costs, instructor certification fees, and liability insurance.

NOTE: 2018 Classes and open pool sessions have concluded. Our next round of courses will start in January 2019. Please check back at the end of this year and watch the newsletter to be notified when registration will begin. 

2018 Course Schedule:

Click on the links below to learn more about our courses.

Pool Sessions will be held at  Meyers Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, Arvada unless otherwise indicated.  There will be a $10 pool entry fee for all classes. Please direct any questions to our Instruction Coordinator

2018 Open Pool Sessions

You can also come to our open pool sessions at Meyer's Pool to practice and tune up your roll, brace, tricks, and other skills for the upcoming season on your own without instruction. The pool will be open for kayaking practice from 1:00 - 5:00 PM Sundays, starting January 14, 2018 through May 6, 2018, except for February 11, March 11, April 1, April 8, and April 29th 2018.

There are other open pools in the area as well. Please always check the related website or call to verify that the session is still available! 

  • Sundays 1-5 PM at Meyer's Pool in Arvada. Check CW's Calendar and social media for closures and updates.
  • Sundays 6-8 PM at EPIC in Fort Collins. $12, no pre-reg required. Every Sunday in 2018 through April except Easter. (Also available kayak polo on Thursday nights)
  • Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM at Carmondy Rec Center near Belmar in Lakewood. Call 720-963-5360 for details.
  • Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 at Clear Creek Recreation in Idaho Springs. $5.25 Website
  • Fridays 5:30 - 7:30 PM Centennial Pool in Longmont.  $15 residents, $18.5 non-residents. Call for open dates.
  • Fridays 5:15-7:15 PM at Golden Community Recreation Center in Golden. Reservations are required. $15 Website
  • Saturdays 1-4 PM at Broomfield Community Center in Broomfield. 

Rates and dates may change at any time. 

Refunds: If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you may request a refund by contacting the Instruction Coordinator.  If cancelled 7 days before the first day of the event, the refund amount will be the cost of the event less processing fees. If cancelled less than 7 days, refunds are at the discretion of the Instructions Director.

Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  455 Sherman Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80203

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