Underwater Composure Clinics

Increase your comfort and confidence underwater in your kayak! We’ll work through a number of shallow-water exercises designed to help you get used to being upside down in your kayak, increase the time you’re comfortable being submerged, and improve your ability to orient yourself and complete actions in your kayak underwater.


You must have received previous training in how to complete a controlled wet exit from your kayak, and/or completed at least 5 wet exits from your kayak, with a spray skirt on. We will review the controlled wet exit procedure, but we do not have time to teach it during this clinic.

Required Equipment

  • Your own sea kayak with full spray skirt, paddle and Transport-Canada required safety gear.
  • Weather-appropriate wetsuit OR drysuit with appropriate layers underneath. We will be in the water/wet for the duration of the clinic!
  • Extra set of warm dry clothes in a drybag in case of leaks.
  • Optional but recommended: swim goggles or dive mask, nose clips, earplugs, neoprene cap/surf hood, gloves. We have extra goggles and nose clips for you to use.

Dates & Location

  • May 7, 2023 – 1330 to 1530 @ Westwood Lake Park – FULL
  • May 17, 2023 – 1000 to 1200 @ Westwood Lake Park – FULL
  • June 5, 2023 – 1000 to 1200 @ Westwood Lake Park


  • $80/person ($65 for active paddling club members), taxes included, payable by e-transfer.

Register for an Underwater Composure Clinic!

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After your submit this form, we will be in touch by email to complete your registration.
See you soon on the water!