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Kayak Classes


Registration: To register for a class, please refer to the class schedule listed below and click here.

Join our trained kayak instructors on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the pool for our weekly kayak roll classes.  Participants will be trained in a variety of introductory whitewater kayaking skills including: equipment introductions, paddling strokes, wet exits, assisted rescues, and the mother of all personal skills… the kayak roll.

Each class is independent from the others. Knowledgeable kayak instructors and kayaking equipment are provided for class participants.  Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, however, it MUST be thoroughly rinsed prior to entering the pool.

Nose clips are available for sale at the front desk for $2.00

Each class is $5.00 for current VRWC members and $15.00 for non-VRWC members. Registration and payment is available online here!

Registered participants must check in at the front desk of the VRWC upon arrival and will not be allowed into the class without a “Kayak Class Pass”.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate in these classes.

Cancelations – You must email sean.wilkinson@vanderbilt.edu before 4PM one week (7days) before your class to receive a refund. Cancelations made after the 7days prier too your class will not receive a refund.

For more information, call Sean Wilkinson, Activities Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation,  with any questions at (615) 936-8527

Spring 2016 Kayak Class Schedule


Roll class participants should be on the pool deck ready to get in the water by 6:55 pm. Our instructors will outfit you with the proper equipment and go over class structure prior to getting in the pool at 7:00 pm.
The class size is limited to the first 7 people who sign up each week.
Click here to sign up!


Tuesday – Jan 26, 7PM – 9PM (CLASS FULL)

Tuesday – Feb 2, 7PM – 9PM (Canceled due to lightning)

Tuesday – Feb 9, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Feb 16, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Feb 23, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Mar 1, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Mar 15, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Mar 22, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Mar 29, 7PM – 9PM

Wednesday – Mar 30, 7PM – 9PM (for WW kayak trip participants)

Tuesday – Apr 5, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Apr 12, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Apr 19, 7PM – 9PM

Tuesday – Apr 26, 7PM – 9PM