Paddling/Kayak

Collage3TAASC has 50 kayaks including 9 tandems, six singles with outriggers, and a variety of adaptive equipment. Lessons, open paddling, special events, and group outings are scheduled throughout the summer.

TAASC’s 12 instructors, certified by the American Canoe Association, teach individual and group lessons. Lessons are taught on an enclosed lake in a no-wake zone.

TAASC partners with Columbus Audubon for monthly Birding By Kayak open to people with and without disabilities. Monthly Kids Kayaking also welcomes kids with disabilities and their friends. More adventurous paddlers can meet others through TAASC and organize additional trips.

Essential Eligibility Criteria: All persons must be able to do the following in order to paddle with TAASC:
* Keep a life vest on while on the water.
* Stay seated in the boat.
* Keep their head above water in case of capsizing or wear a Type 1 life vest.
* Keep lips closed in case of capsize.
* Use a trach tube that can be closed off.

The Kayaking program coordinator is Joan Arnold.

How to Register: Click on Participate to view events, fees and registration details.

Fees: Generally, the cost is $20 per Adult or non-member and $10 per child or disability member although fees vary for some events.