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Kayak Clinics

Kayak Clinics at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Join our trained kayak instructors on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and select Wednesday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m. 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 kayak roll.

Each class is independent of 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.

Kayak clinic participation is for Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff, as well as VUMC employees. Each class is $5 for current Rec members and $15.00 for non-Rec members.


Fall Kayak Clinic Dates

Tuesday, February 18

Tuesday, February 25     

Tuesday, March 10

Tuesday, March 17         

Wednesday, March 18

Tuesday, March 24                

Wednesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 31

Tuesday, April 7




  • Classes are limited to the first 7 people who sign up each week.
  • Registered participants must check in at the Rec's Welcome Desk upon arrival.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
  • Cancellations – Email Claire at least seven days before your class to receive a refund. Cancellations made after that time will not receive a refund.

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For more information, call Claire Dzierzak, GA for Outdoor Recreation, with any questions at (615) 616-7007.