Family Day

Location:
Rio Grande Indoor Pool
2312 Arenal
Albuquerque, NM, 87105
See map: Google Maps
Directions:
From I-40 & I-25, head West on I-40 to Coors. Take Coors South. Go past Central and Old Coors. Turn left on Arenal. Go approximately 1 mile to the Rio Grande High School. The pool is easily identified by the multi-colored waterslide coming out of the building on the West side.
Start Time: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come join us EVERY 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY for a variety of fun skills building games, socialization and practice. Each month will feature a different game or theme to keep things fun, fresh and interesting!

This event is open to all experience levels.  Those new to kayaking come just to try it out.  Beginners use this time to practice skills and control, and to meet others to paddle with.  Experienced paddlers enjoy the skills-building games.  Parents bring their kids to kayak in a safe, controlled environment.

Kids of all ages love kayaking.  To them, a kayak is like a big floating water toy!  Many kids associate kayaking with learning to drive, because of the freedom and responsibility as well as the mobility and control they acquire.  Kayaking is also a perfect social activity for kids, as it get them outside, away from video games and around others kids with similar interest.

While this event is open to anyone, the emphasis should be on uniting families and creating an opportunity for kids to paddle.  Please sign up only if you're bringing kids along with you.

Not only is this a great way to build your skills, it's also a great way to meet other kids and families to paddle with.

What to expect:
8:15 - 8:30pm; Arrive and unload gear
8:30 - 8:40; sign in, pay entry/use fee, change clothes, enter pool
8:40 - 9:00; warm-up & practice
9:00 - 10:20; Pool divided. 1/2 for games, 1/2 for recreational use
10:20 - 10:30; Pull swimming lanes back across pool, exit pool, exit building

See you there!

Kelly

A quick note about times:

We realize the time is late for many kids, which is why we chose Jnue as Kids month vs. a month when school is in session. The city pools are available to us only after-hours, so we hope your kids can rest a little before the event, come join us for an awesome time in the pool, and sleep well after the event.

Price: 
$5.00 Before Tax
Kelly is a great tactician with a keen ability to break the rivers' energy into a series of teaching moments that were both appropriate for our varying skill levels and allowed each of us to build confidence at every stage throughout the weekend.  My goal is to be able to manipulate the river, and all of its energy, with the grace and finesse that Kelly has!
Chip Berglund  -  semi-retired
Special thanks to New Mexico Kayak Instruction and Kelly Gossett for a great weekend up in Pilar last month for the beginner lesson on the white water. My family had a fantastic time. Pictured is my 12 year old son who is profound deaf paddling the river. Kelly truly is a master kayak instructor that can teach at all levels of ability and provide hours of fun for the whole family.
Matt Painter  -  Retired Fireman

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