Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Pool Paddling

Pool Paddling

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking in the controlled environment of the pool. This class will give you a solid progression of skills that will be easily transferable to an open water or river experience. Learn and practice a wide range of skills in whitewater kayaks including fundamental paddling strokes, bracing, rolling and boat handling skills like edging and carving. Paddling games, a slalom gate course, and focused exercises will provide a fun and interactive group learning experience. NOTE: this class time may conflict with prelims. Please check your exam schedule before enrolling. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance at the first class is mandatory. Of the other scheduled classes, only one absence is allowed to still get PE credit for this class.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Tue Oct 8 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Oct 22 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Oct 29 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Nov 5 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Nov 12 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Nov 19 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool
Tue Dec 3 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pool

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: swimming ability
Course Fee:
FREE (credit students only)
$215.00 (non-credit students)
$235.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$270.00 (community)
This course is free for credit students with full attendance; otherwise the full course fee of $215.00 applies. Free courses are reserved for credit students until PE Registration day has ended, at which point non-credit participants may enroll. Non-credit participants will be billed the full tuition rate of $215.00.
More info
Drop Deadline:
Monday, September 2, 2013
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1680 (ID #10078)
Course Coordinator
Sarah F. Myers
(607) 255-3802

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Swimsuit, towel, water bottle

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.