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Kayak Club 2015

Kicks off Saturday 27th June for 6 weeks 

Ballyhass Lakes are pleased to offer a six week ICU certification in kayak skills course for anyone interested in participating in kayaking for the first time in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The price of this six weeks course is just 75pp (6 x 1 hr sessions). This course will benefit your self-confidence, fitness, coordination, balance as well as giving you the opportunity to meet new people in a safe, fun and controlled environment. All aspects of the course will be run and supervised by fully trained and qualified instructors who have great enthusiasm for the sport.

All equipment is provided( kayak, wet suit, helmet )and you will have the opportunity to try out lots of different equipment and get valuable information and guidance on personal equipment. As the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to achieve ICU certification at level 1 and level 2.

To book please call the office on 022 27773 or email info@ballyhasslakes.ie. Course runs every Saturday morning from 10.00 to 11.30 starting on 27th of June


Level 1 skills


The basic safety rules of canoeing.

An ability to enter and exit correctly.

Forward paddle, reverse paddle, and stop.

An ability to turn while stationary using forward sweep Stroke, reverse sweep stroke and a combination of Forward and reverse sweep strokes.

Capsize drill.


Level 2 Skills


An understanding of the Basic Safety Rules of canoeing.

An ability to Enter and Exit a kayak correctly.

Forward Paddle, Reverse Paddle, and Stop.

Simple Draw Stroke.

Low Brace.

Low Brace Turn.

Edging while the kayak is moving.

Capsize Drill.

An ability to assist in an Assisted X Rescue 

and /or an H Rescue

Lower Body Rotation.

BALLYHASS ADVENTURE GROUP