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Kayak Classes


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.

Each class is $5.00 for current VRWC members and $15.00 for non-VRWC members.  Registered participants must remit payment at the front desk of the VRWC upon arrival and will not be allowed into the class without a “Kayak Class Pass”.

Payments of cash, check, or the Vanderbilt Card will be accepted. Please stop by the front desk of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center to pay and sign in.


You may register for each class up to two week in advance.  I.e  June 26 class (registration is open on June 12). Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate in these classes.

In order to register, e-mail outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu with your desired date(s) of attendance.  Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. email address
  4. Affiliation with Vanderbilt or general public
  5. Desired date of attendance

Cancelations – You must call (615) 936-8527 no later than 4 PM the day of the workshop to cancel your spot. Those who fail to show up for a workshop after signing up, risk future participation in the workshops.

For more information, call Steven Rubin, Activities Coordinator,  with any questions @ (615) 936-8527.

Spring 2015 Kayak Class Schedule


Roll class participants should be on the pool deck ready to get in the water by 6:55.  Our instructors will outfit you with the proper equipment and go over class structure prior to getting in the pool at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Tuesday, Feb. 24
Tuesday, March 10
Wednesday,Mar. 11 (Closed class for Clear Creek Trip)
Tuesday, Mar. 17
Wednesday, Mar. 18 (Closed class for Clear Creek Trip)
Tuesday, Mar. 24
Tuesday, Mar. 31
Tuesday, April 7
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, April 21