Kayak rescue classes to be held at pool

Vashon Adventures will host two kayak rescue classes at the Vashon Pool, one in March and one in April.

Vashon Adventures co-owner Erin Kieper said both basic self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques will be taught, along with information provided on important safety gear for paddling in Puget Sound.

The class is intended for people who are fairly new to kayaking or never learned how to get back in should their kayak flip, not for those wanting to learn how to roll.

Kieper stressed the importance of knowing rescue skills while kayaking in Puget Sound.

“With the water being so cold, you can die in 15 minutes,” she said. “You need to understand how to get back in.”

Class size is limited to eight students.

Classes will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 16 and April 6, at the Vashon Pool, under the dome.

The cost is $70 per person; call 206-259-3978 or register online at vashonadventures.com.

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