From: Lifetime Fitness, Skokie, IL
Price:$ 199
Duration: Four 2-hour sessions one per week.

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Four 2-hour sessions one per week.
Skill Rating:
Lifetime Fitness, Skokie, IL
$ 199
Included: Instruction and equipment

This 8-hour, four-evening class covers the basic progression of Eskimo rolling and deep-water rescues. Each class includes classroom instruction followed by exercises in the pool. Three evenings will focus on rolling while one focuses on rescues. A high instructor to student ratio (1:3) will ensure a steep learning curve.

2014 Session Dates

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Clothing & Equipment:
  • Swimsuit or shorts and T-shirt

  • Water

  • Shoes- Flip-flop sandals are not useful as they will come off in open water. Water booties are ideal and sport sandals can also work. Shoes with laces are not appropriate.

  • Extra warm layers- Remember that cotton will not keep you warm if it is wet (it will actually make you colder), so bring some extra layers that are made out of a synthetic material (such as fleece, Coolmax®, polypropylene, etc.)

  • Dry clothes to change into after

  • If you have a wetsuit, paddling jacket or booties, bring them along. We will have wetsuits available for rent for $5 per session. Please contact our office in advance if interested in renting. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to provide adequate time to change into the wetsuit.

We will provide all other necessary paddling equipment.

What happens if there is bad weather?

Our kayaking programs run rain or shine.  Rolling classes are held indoors, therefore weather conditions are irrelevant.

What money should I take?
None. You will have settled your balance prior to the outing.
Tipping is always appreciated but not required.

What do I need to bring?
Check out the equipment list under planning- or feel free to contact us if you have questions. Be sure to dress appropriate for the weather and with adequate footwear.

How can people reach me in an emergency? Can I call home?
Our guides carry cell phones and marine radios.

What kind of equipment do you use?
We use rotomolded single and double kayaks.

How many people are on this trip? How many guides? Who are the guides / what are their qualifications?
Our lead guides are ACA or BCU certified kayak instructors and all our guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid.

How much prior experience is needed?