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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 8:00 am

FIBArk will expand on previous year’s kayak sessions starting Oct. 28 by offering a seven-week kayak course for beginners/advanced beginners at the Hot Springs Pool in Salida.  The course will consist of weekly structured pool instruction until Christmas.

FIBArk will provide all the gear, instruction and insurance and pay for the pool rental.  The cost of the full course will be $60 and registrants should commit to all seven sessions.  They’re inviting kids ages 8 to 18 to participate.

FIBArk’s intention is to give quality instruction on a consistent basis, developing skills so these youth are river-ready in the spring.  Each class will build on the skills learned in the previous week.  

Skills learned will include basic familiarity with equipment and nomenclature, basic strokes, basic balancing, boat and river safety, advanced strokes, advanced balancing, wet exits, T-rescues, river hydrology and rolling.  Each class will include instruction on the day’s lesson mixed with fun, team-building activities as well.

Registration will be limited to the first 12 who sign up.  To register:

1)  Call Jennifer Fritz today at 719-221-9094 to reserve a spot.    

2)  After she confirms your registration, print out the attached registration form and waiver, fill it out and mail it to Jennifer Fritz, 12878 CR 195, Salida, CO 81201.  Include a check made out to FIBArk Boat Races, Inc. in the amount of $60.

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