Kayaking - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Kayaking

Get your oars in the water and experience the outdoor beauty of the recreational sport of kayaking.

Kayaking Workshop
Kayak Workshop

Join us at Lynnville Park for your one-day introduction and initial training into the recreational sport of kayaking. The workshop teaches you to identify the parts of the kayak, paddling techniques/skills, and kayak/water safety followed by an introduction into the basic skills of kayaking (conducted first on land – 30 minutes).  After your initial introduction to the kayak you will then launch out onto open waters to begin applying your new kayaking skills (1 1/2 hours on the water).  All equipment is provided.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: SESSIONS:
DAY:
AGE:  
TIME:
FEES*:
Lynnville Park
Apr 24
May 8
June 26
July 31
Aug 28
Sept 25
SA
12 yr – Adult
10a-12p
$45 (YM)/$55 (NM)
  • Members must sign a waiver (on file for the season) prior to participating.
  • An equipment orientation and policy review is required prior to first time launch.
  • You must wear a coast guard approved type III PFD at all times (provided by the YMCA).  
  • No swimming from kayaks or paddle boards.
  • DO NOT purposely tip kayaks or paddle boards.
  • If you find yourself in the water, your first priority is to get back to your craft.  
  • Our kayak instructor will assist you if you are observed struggling to self-rescue.
Kayaking Club - 8 Week Program
Kayaking Club 

The YMCA Kayaking Club expands beyond the one-day workshop introduction into an 8 week kayaking journey.  On day one our experienced kayak instructor will begin by covering the skills needed to progress in the sport of kayaking by teaching you how to identify the parts of the kayak, paddling techniques/skills, kayak and water safety, and the experience of navigating the open waters.  Then you will hit the open waters to apply and develop your kayaking skills.  The subsequent weeks are dedicated to hitting the open waters with the application of the skills you have learned (always preceded by a safety briefing before every launch).  Our hands-on approach will assure a productive and joyful experience for all participants! Perfect for beginner to seasoned kayakers and a great program for the entire family.  Kayaks, life vests and instructor are provided.  Program locations will be provided with the release of the session schedule.  Space is limited!

Sign up, get outside and enjoy the beauty of the open water with our kayaking club.  First time participants receive a t-shirt.

LOCATION: SESSION:
DAY:
AGE:  
TIME:
FEES*:
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
  • Members must sign a waiver (on file for the season) prior to participating.
  • An equipment orientation and policy review is required prior to first time launch.
  • You must wear a coast guard approved type III PFD at all times (provided by the YMCA).  
  • No swimming from kayaks or paddle boards.
  • DO NOT purposely tip kayaks or paddle boards.
  • If you find yourself in the water, your first priority is to get back to your craft.  
  • Our kayak instructor will assist you if you are observed struggling to self-rescue.
Kayaking Business & Group Outings
Kayak Business and Group Outings

Are you looking for a new way to engage and grow with your employees? We are offering group outings for companies that would like to rent our kayaks for staff events. Start team building today! Email Coach Matt at laine@ymcaswin.org or call 812-491-7721 for information.

Kayaking for Scouts
Kayaking for Scouts – Badge Certification

Secure your Boy or Girl Scout troop kayak badges. Our instructor can help your troop complete the requirements needed. Contact Coach Matt at 812-491-7721 for more information.

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*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
(NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.