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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 September 10th

Tuesday September 17th     

Wednesday September 18th

Tuesday September 24th            

Wednesday September 25th

Tuesday October 1st                

Wednesday October 2nd

Tuesday October 8th

Tuesday November 5th



  • 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.