When it comes to kayaking, my experience level resides somewhere between “I know how to hold the paddle,” and “Don’t let me drown, ok?” It’s people like me who need classes like the ones offered by Lincoln Canoe and Kayak’s Outdoor School. On a sunny, cold Sunday morning in February, I was afforded the opportunity to videotape one of Lincoln’s Kayak Skills pool sessions, where students were taught basic kayaking self-rescue and escape techniques.

The students ranged in age and experience. Some were well traveled paddlers aiming to brush up on their skills. Others were novices with little or no experience at all. No matter their skill level, all the paddlers were there to have fun and learn. Take a look at the video to see what they did!

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