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Upcoming Events

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  • 12.04.22 – 03.12.23

    669 South Union Street, Wilmington, DE, USA

    Pool Sessions
  • 01.08.23 – 03.19.23

    202 Fieldhouse Drive, Peachtree City, GA, USA

    Peachtree City Roll Practice
  • 01.09.23 – 03.27.23

    1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA, USA

    Cherokee Aquatic Center Roll Practice
  • 01.30.23 – 02.03.23

    Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA

    Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 01.30.23 – 02.03.23

    Tampa, FL, USA

    Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 02.01.23 – 02.08.23

    Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation, Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs, CO, USA

    Roaring Fork Kayaking Club Pool Sessions
  • 02.03.23 – 02.05.23

    Fort Myers, FL, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of Canoe Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE
  • 02.03.23 – 02.04.23

    Fort Myers, FL, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

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