Sebago Canoe Club's Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center Pool Sessions 2010 / 2011
Sebago Canoe Club is proud to announce the start of their winter kayak instruction program at the Aquatic Center in Flushing Meadows Park (next to Citifield). Easy walk from the #7 train or free parking is available.
Sebago Canoe Club membership is not required, but Sebago members will be given priority this year. Non-members will be allowed, but will be determined through lottery and non-members can not participate any two weeks in a row.
The sessions will take place most Sundays from 9am to 11am
starting December 5th, 2010 and will run until April 3rd.
There will be some cancellations and rescheduling of sessions, determined by swim meet schedules.
Sebago offers the ONLY program that allows full sized sea kayaks in the pool. Other kayak types are allowed as well. Our program usually has at least 2 ACA certified coaches each week. The program is for people who have never been in a kayak or are new to kayaking and those who just want to sharpen their skills or learn to roll. Many sessions will have use of the diving area for those experienced kayakers who just want to practice. This is especially good for practicing rescues.
For the beginner: learn how to do a wet exit, learn rescues, learn how to do avoid a capsize.
SPACE IS LIMITED and RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN EVERY WEEK. You must RSVP!!!
Boats, paddles, PFD's and all equipment provided if needed (see cost below). Swim caps are required for all participants. If you have one, bring it. If not, one will be provided.
We'll be washing the boats out thoroughly before they get in the pool. A hose will be provided.
PLEASE be early, late arrival takes precious pool time away from others.
Reservations or questions contact Steve McAllister, preferably via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If email is not an option call 917 496 1523.
Click for Directions. Be aware that we enter the facility from the rear entrance.
Thanks to Dorothy Lewandowski for this opportunity.