The Aquatic Center offers classes in basic kayaking, river kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddling and a Great Race Clinic for those interested in competing in the triathlon.  We also offer a Sunset Paddle, paddling membership and private lessons.

The Aquatic Center will be offering the following courses in 2021 during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Basic Kayaking, Sunset Paddle, Stand Up Paddling.  Registration will open March 1, 2021 for these classes.  As restrictions ease we will offer more class dates and will make updates if we are able to add programing for Basic Canoeing, River Kayaking, Adaptive Kayaking.

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Paddling Membership

This membership includes access to the weight room and indoor rowing machines. Paddle Members are entitled to the use of single, tandem, and yak sit on top kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards.

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Stand-up Paddling

Our small group SUP courses are designed for all skill and ability levels and will give advanced paddlers an opportunity to hone their techniques.

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Sunset Paddle

Come join us for a beautiful sunset on Lake Natoma and the rise of a full moon.

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Basic Kayaking

This course is designed to introduce the beginning paddler to the three most widely used recreational kayaks, correct paddling techniques, navigation and safety on Lake Natoma.

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Paddling Private Lessons

Private lessons are designed for those that have experience but would like to sharpen there skills or become certified on our equipment.

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Basic Canoeing

This class is for all of those people who have sat in a canoe and paddled around in circles making the sport of canoeing look like a chore.  We will teach you to paddle straight and rescue yourself in the event of a capsize. 


River Kayaking

This course is designed to give the adventurous novice kayaker a taste of downriver paddling and there is no better place than the lower American River Parkway. Thousands of people float this calm section of the river each summer making it the perfect playground for beginners to develop sound paddling, navigation, and safety skills.


Adaptive Classes

This program is designed to support a safe and fun adventure for individuals with physical, development, or mental health diagnosis.