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Kayaking

In partnership with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, we offer Flatwater Kayaking to encourage physical fitness, nature exploration, and adventure.

Who Can Play

The Flatwater program is open to those ages 13 and up.

Athletes MUST meet the following Essential Eligibility Criteria:
1.      Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing)
2.      Independently maintain sealed airway passages while under water
3.      Independently hold head upright without neck / head support
4.      Manage personal care independently or with assistance of a companion
5.      Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance
6.      Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with assistance of a companion
7.      Independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket

When & Where

Session I

Occurs every: Tuesday
05/12/2020 6:00 pm
thru
05/19/2020
FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=05/19/2020
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Session II

Occurs every: Tuesday
06/09/2020 6:00 pm
thru
06/16/2020
FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=06/16/2020
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Session III

Occurs every: Tuesday
07/14/2020 6:00 pm
thru
07/21/2020
FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=07/21/2020
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Session IV

Occurs every: Tuesday
08/11/2020 6:00 pm
thru
08/18/2020
FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=08/18/2020
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Equipment

Included

  • Sportable and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation provide all of the necessary equipment for athletes to participate in this program.
  • If you need specific adaptive equipment, please coordinate with the Program Manager to ensure that equipment is available for you to use.

Not Included

  • N/A

Recommended

  • N/A

Program Leadership

Forrest Lodge Program Manager

Forrest Lodge

Program Manager

Forrest@sportable.org
Greg Velzy Kayaking Coach

Greg Velzy

Kayaking Instructor

Testimonial

Kayaking with Sportable allows me to get out into nature, something that can be extremely difficult for a wheelchair user. Once I’m in a kayak, I can explore all that the James River has to offer while getting a great workout.
-Josh