Compilation of Local Kayak/Canoe Rolling Sessions

April 9, 2014

River and Trails, Knoxville, MD; 301-695-5177 or

Dates for Summer 2014:
..Manidokan Campground Pool (meet at 6pm at River & Trail)
When:...Every Monday, June 16th thru August 4th.

Per session: $30.00 (if we provide the boat), $20.00 (if you provide the boat).

Liquid Adventures Kayak School - INDOOR POOL ROLLING INSTRUCTION!

Lessons for absolute beginners: our friendly instructors take you through careful learning steps.

Lessons for Intermediate and Advanced paddlers who want to improve their technique: C-C roll, sweep roll, off-side, hands-only roll, combat roll, and rodeo roll.

Lessons for youth, ages 12 - 16 yrs. - Private Instruction Available - ask us about our Play-Boat Instruction in the pool.

Winter pool rolling 2013 - 14: Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Jan 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, Mar. 22, Mar 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 19, April 26.

When: Saturdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, November thru April. See Calendar.

Where: Piney Branch Pool, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912.

Cost: For adults, Three, 2 hour lessons for $195 ($65/lesson). A single, 2 hour lesson for $75.
         For youth, sessions are $30.00 each
         Open rolling practice sessions: $20 for single session. Equipment rental for an open session is $20 per session for
         a boat, skirt, life-jacket and helmet (Equipment for instruction class are included in the price of the class).

Prerequisites: Being a competent swimmer.

To Register: Please consult the
calendar for dates.

Instruction by Tom McEwan, Ashley Nee, Sandrine Deglin, Todd Henry, Sarah Park and other professional staff.

Pool Rolling with Potomac River Outfitters    (See .pdf)

Pool Rolling instruction and practice sessions in Alexandria, VA provided by
Nathan Nahikian and a talented team of ex NOC instructors. Open practice sessions
with tips from other paddlers and staff. Lessons for beginner through
advanced paddlers, kids and adults. Our goal is to teach the roll that suits
you, not the one that suits us; whether that be a sweep roll, c-c, sweep to
back deck roll and others. A small class size of 3 students per instructor in
an un-crowded and relaxed pool setting helps to maintain the highest quality
lessons and ensures that you get plenty of attention on your roll. Our expert
instruction will help you meet your goals quickly and effectively.

We hope to see you this winter!

2013-14 Dates: November 16; December 7, 14, 21; January 11, 18 February 1,8 March 1,8
Time: 3:00pm to 5:30 pm

Package rates available. Open Rolling Season Pass $150, 4 practice Sessions
$80, Small Group Lesson $65, Season Pass holders can bring a friend for
$10, Walk on for Open Session $30

Location: Chinqaupin Rec Center
3210 King Street Alexandria VA 22302

Contact: Potomac River Outfitters - Nathan Nahikian
703 338 9790; Email:

Potomac Paddlesports - Expert instruction-- DC area kayak school & shop.

Looking to improve your bracing or rolling technique and make more friends somewhere besides Facebook this winter? Potomac Paddlesports invites you to join us at the world-class Audrey Moore Recreation Center Saturdays from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM for either lessons or coached practice time in a toasty-warm 300' pool. Our Founder and ACA award-winning instructor Sunny Pitcher will be personally coaching the practice end of the pool, offering video analysis and placing extra-special emphasis on proper bracing technique. The rest of our top-notch team of ACA instructors will be teaching lessons in the shallow end in a 1:5 ratio, structured lesson format. We guarantee that you'll make progress and meet friendly people at our indoor sessions!

Be sure pre-register and then arrive at the back door of the pool with a properly sized and outfitted kayak, paddle, pfd, skirt, helmet, and completed Waiver no later than 6:45 PM.

All boats must be clean inside and out.

Also be sure to get permission to join us for the post-pool libations at Killroy's!

Click the links below for more details and visit our Potomac, MD shop for assistance with proper outfitting of your kayak where necessary.

Whitewater Kayaking

Sign up here:

Sea Kayaking

Sign up here:

Our goal is not to offer the cheapest indoor rolling lessons - just the best! We hope you'll join us on the water on Saturday!

Potomac Paddlesports Incorporated
Paddling School and Specialty Store
In the Mall next to Citibank
9812 Falls Rd.
Potomac, Maryland 20854
301-881-BOAT (2628)

Valley Mill - indoor pool sessions Saturdays, at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center at 355 Martins Lane.

PRACTICE SESSIONS: $20 per session (with own gear), $30 per session if renting VMKS gear.
(This DOES NOT include instruction.)

Buy a package of 6 PRACTICE SESSIONS for $100 (with own gear), or $150 (renting gear) (This
DOES NOT include instruction). You MUST use all sessions by the end of our schedule - no carry
overs into next year.

PRIVATE LESSIONS can be arranged by calling (301)840-7388. The cost for a private 2hr lesson
is $150(one student) or $100 each (two students). You will be one on one (or two on one) with one of
our veteran ACA certified instructors, which is the best quality of instruction you can get anywhere.

Space is limited, so call to sign up and pay be credit card over the phone -- (301)840-7388.
Payment in advance is required -- DO NOT just show up without reserving your space ahead of time

All boats must be cleaned out before entering the pool (there is a hose there at the pool for your use if needed).

Session times vary. See the full schedule of pool sessions up on our kayak school
website at:

See you there!
Valley Mill (301)840-7388

Outdoor Excursions 1-800 77-KAYAK;

Complete details and online reservation on our website at:

Please remember, your boat must be clean, inside and outside, when attending these sessions.

This problem has caused us to lose the use of pools in the past.

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