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"Mother Nature has been throwing us a few curve balls and we've had a very challenging early season."
- Dave Morrison  
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The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers Kayak Club will be holding weekly drop-in sessions every week starting this Wednesday, January 11th at the Pincher Creek Swimming Pool.
The club has been running the program every year since the pool opened in 1999 and has helped more than 1,150 people learn to kayak in that time.
This year, the club will hold 19 drop-in sessions from January 11th to May 16th, with one free one-hour tryout session for anyone new to the club.
“That is more than enough time for you to get your roll down pat and be able to show off to all your friends,” said club instructor Chuck Lee.
According to Lee, the club is comprised of roughly 65 active members, and approximately 10 to 15 members - from beginners to experts - attend drop-in sessions every week.
“The pool is the perfect place to start to learn to paddle – it’s warm, there are people on hand to help out, and you can learn all the basics before the spring paddling season starts.”
Lee encourages anyone new to kayaking to start by taking formal beginner lessons, which allow instructors to give novice kayakers more time and attention and help them progress faster, before moving on to drop-in sessions.
At the drop-in sessions, club instructors will focus on teaching participants how to enter and exit the kayak, basic strokes, balance and propulsion, braces and how to roll.
“But the biggest thing that people learn is confidence,” said Lee.

“We can build the confidence and knowledge so that anyone can enjoy being on the water.”
“The kayak club is great for learning to paddle, whether you just want to use the kayaks at a beach resort, have your own kayaks for the lake, or really want to get out on the river” he said.
The fee for additional drop-ins will be $7 for one session, $35 for six sessions, or $90 for a season pass.
The sessions are open to all ages, although the club requests that children under the age of eight are accompanied into the pool by an adult.
Participants should bring a swimsuit and a towel - kayaks, paddles and spray skirts will be provided by the club.
Participants who wish to bring their own kayak are welcome, as long as they wash it down before it goes in the water.
Sessions are scheduled for youth and families from 5 to 6 p.m. and for teens and adults from 7 to 8 p.m.
The club will also hold formal beginner lessons on Monday nights, with the first block of lessons running from January 16th to February 6th from 7 to 8 p.m., and the second block running from April 23rd to May 14th.
The cost for four beginner lessons is $75, with class sizes limited to six participants so everyone gets one-on-one attention from instructors.
For more information on drop-in sessions or beginner lessons, contact Chuck Lee at 403-628-2336.
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