Paddling Clinics and Events

Seabirds Clinics and Events
  • Pool Clinics

    Want to keep your skills up and practice rescues when the lake is frozen and it’s just to cold outside to paddle? Want to experience kayaking before hitting the water? Pool sessions are the answer! Each session is tailored to meet your paddling needs be it stroke refinement, rescues or adaptive paddling.

    Year round @ the Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving, NY

    Saturdays 10:30-12:00 Additional Dates available upon request, two weeks notice required to reserve the pool.

    Cost- includes day center pass

    2 participants- $40pp

    4 participants- $35pp

    $75pp private session 1:1

    Bundle package five private lessons for $55 each, savings of $100


    Start of Season FREE event Sunday May 27th

    Join us and our paddling partners at the Elevator Alley Kayak shop from 10am-12 noon and at Mutual Riverfront park for safety on the water demos and clinics from 2pm-4pm.




    Kayak Safety and Rescue Clinics

    Do you paddle alone? Are you able to get back into your boat unassisted? Do you paddle with friends? Have you practiced rescuing each other? Do you know how to swim with your boat in the event you aren’t able to ‘self rescue’? If you are new to kayak safety then this is a course for you!

    You will gain confidence in your rescue techniques as we learn:

    • Wet exits and cowboy rescue- aka self rescue
    • T, assisted rescues, scoop and heel hook
    • Contact tow, towing with towlines, boat over boat rescues
    • How to swim with our boats and back deck rescues

    This course is designed for people with basic paddling skills* (can paddle forward, backward and side to side).

    Booking and Payment

    Contact Andrea on seabird.ava@gmail.com to book your session. Courses can be paid to Seabirds International through PayPal.

  • I have never had a session with an instructor so knowledgeable, compassionate and positive before. I felt confident with Andrea and I can’t wait until our next lesson. Great job- you are one of my she-ros now! Betty Murphy

    Andrea was excellent in her knowledge and ability to demonstrate various paddle strokes. And to watch and help me incorporate new techniques. Mary T Huber

    Very friendly instructor. I am so glad to find her. I had so much fun and I felt welcome. Michele Ranjber

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