Summer Beginner's Clinic
Final Registration Date: May 26, 2008
Tennessee Whitewater Club offers an intensive
one-week course for beginner kayakers. The purpose of the clinic is to
teach basic whitewater techniques and safety. The clinic is appropriate
for individuals with no whitewater experience.
Deadline: May 26, 2008
Clinic: June 2-7, 2008
6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Monday
6:00 P.M. until dark, Tuesday through Friday
Saturday - to be announced Friday
MONDAY: Social Room, Oak Ridge Civic Center, Oak Ridge
Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY: Clark
(Carbide) Park swimming area.
THURSDAY: Meet at the Civic Center
parking lot for
trip to Nemo Bridge on the Emory River (water level permitting).
SATURDAY: River trip location to be
MONDAY NIGHT: Registration, whitewater
safety, instructional video, and skills checklist.
Bring boats and equipment for fitting adjustments and inspection
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY NIGHTS:
in-the-water instruction on kayaking techniques, including paddling
strokes, Eskimo rescues and Eskimo rolls.
THURSDAY: Introduction to moving water
SATURDAY: Supervised trip on local
and party afterwards.
FOLLOWING WEEKENDS: Check the forum
page to find
beginner trips to local rivers.
FEES: The cost of the clinic is $50.
EQUIPMENT: Each student is responsible
furnishing all of their own equipment. Required equipment is: kayak
with flotation, spray skirt, life vest, paddle, and helmet. Nose clips
Some equipment may be available from the club on a first come basis
with a $15 use fee and a $40 deposit. Rental equipment is also
available in Knoxville from River Sports, 523-0066 or Earth Traverse,
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration required, class
To register: Contact David Fox at (865) 483-5914 or
, or print out our online