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Flatwater Rescue Course

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Flatwater Rescue Course

Ever wonder what to do if your kayak flips over? Wonder no more! Come learn rescue techniques from experienced Kayak Pittsburgh Excursionists certified by the American Canoe Association. This course will will have both out-of-water and in-water components, covering the following: personal preparation for kayaking, key swimming skills, self rescues, assisted rescues and tows, and important rescue equipment.

Trip Leaders: Kayak Pittsburgh Excursionists leading this course are certified by the American Canoe Association to instruct flatwater kayaking techniques in line with (at least) the ACA’s Level 1 curriculum. 

Activity level: Intermediate – participants in this course should have previously kayaking experience. While it does not need to be extensive, this course does not contain beginner-level instruction. 

What to Bring: This course will involve exiting your kayak into the lake multiple times. We recommend wearing non-cotton clothing that dries quickly. 

Distance: This is a skill building course rather than a distance-covering paddle. Our time on the lake will generally be spent in the same spot as we practice rescues and other techniques. 

Starting Location: We will meet and launch from Kayak Pittsburgh North Park located at the North Park Boathouse. Parking can be found in the boathouse parking lot or along Tennis Court Road. The google maps link is below:

Ticket Sales Close: Ticket sales will close 48 hours before the scheduled event time. 

Additional Information: 

Please email for any questions. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure that the trip gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (Venture Outdoors trips proceed rain or shine!), bring water and wear comfortable closed toe shoes. By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the activity described above. 


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Flatwater Rescue Course Ticket
Ticket for the Flatwater Rescue Course - Venture Outdoors members can enter their discount code at checkout!
$ 68.00
5 available


September 8
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kayak Pittsburgh – North Park
10301 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101 United States
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