whitewater school

Welcome to the DC Kayak Whitewater School. Located on the shores of the Potomac River just a few miles from the Nation's capitol. Whether your a seasoned paddler or just looking to try something new, we've got the right program for you. We've built a comprehensive curriculum of on and off water exercises to help strengthen and solidify your paddling skills.

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Swift Water Rescue

Swiftwatear Rescue Class- A one day basic swiftwater rescue class.  Learn all of the basics of swiftwater rescue.  Self rescue, boat based rescues, rapid swimming, throw ropes, wading, foot entrapments, boat pins, other topics. Everything you need to know for basic river rescue situations on the river.

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Afternoon Kayaking

Did you know that there is world class kayaking in your own backyard?  In this Introductory course, you will learn to become comfortable on the river with fundamental whitewater kayaking skills such as a wet exits, bow rescues, eskimo rolling, and more.

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Int/Adv Classes for Kids

Have you ever been playboating?  If you have a roll in class I/II whitewater this is for you.  We will spend the afternoons at play waves on the Potomac where we will learn to surf, spin, and get vertical.

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Cheat Race Training

Cheat River Race Training will significantly improve your whitewater skills.  The training will get you in shape, give you endurance, make you stronger, improve your river reading, and build confidence on the water.

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Not Cheat Race Training (Fun Kayaking)

Cheat Race Training is great but sometimes you just want to go out and have fun. Join the fun boating class for stress free courses on the river.

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Spring Break Trip

For Spring Break we will be heading to Southern Appalachia.  North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama offers some of the best whitewater in world and the Spring is the best time to be there.  We will get on some of the classic class III/IV creeks in the Southeast.

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