Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 23, 2020  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHED 137 - Whitewater Kayak I


Introduction to the basics of flatwater and river kayaking with rapids of moderate difficulty. Instruction covers paddling skills, equipment selection, water reading, river tactics, trip planning, safety practices, and rescue techniques. Includes three Saturday or Sunday field trips to Potomac and/or Shenandoah rivers. PREREQUISITE(S): Basic swimming ability and water confidence. Assessment Level(s): AELW 940 /ELAI 990 /ENGL 002 , AELR 920 /ELAR 970 /READ 095 . Two hours each week. Formerly PE 145.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify procedures used in proper selection, adjustment, and sizing of basic paddling equipment.
  • Develop proficiency in the basic strokes and maneuvers used in kayaking.
  • Develop self-rescue skills and basic techniques for assisting in the rescue of other kayakers.
  • Identify common hazards associated with the sport of kayaking and utilize various strategies to minimize the risks.


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