Kid-in-a-Kayak

Kid-in-a-Kayak


What is Kid-in-a-Kayak?

Kid-in-a-Kayak (KIAK) was conceptualized as a means of allowing children of primary school age to experience the fun of kayaking and develop an interest in paddle sports under the guidance of dedicated coaches who are both passionate about the sport and enjoy working with children.

 

Using equipment and paddles specially constructed for young bodies, children enrolled in this programme will pick up kayaking skills in a fun environment, and also make new friends through the sport.

 

We hope that KIAK will provide a good foundation for children to eventually progress on to specific kayak disciplines of their interest, such as sprint, canoe polo and slalom, or to simply enjoy the great outdoors on a kayak expedition.

 

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KIAK Coaches

Meet Our Coaches

Our coaches are current or former Singapore national team kayakers, or athletes who have completed a coaching apprenticeship, who want to share their passion for the sport with the next generation.

Programme Information

Eligibility Requirements/Fees

Eligibility Requirements

KIAK is open to all children of Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.

For safety reasons, children must meet the following requirements:

– Minimum 130cm tall

– Weigh between 25 to 50kg

– Able to swim 50m unassisted without a floatation device.

It is recommended that children are between Primary 4 (10 years old) to Primary 6 (12 years old). Younger siblings or younger children will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The kid-sized single kayaks we use weigh 11kg each, and kids are expected to be able to carry the kayak with a buddy.


Fees

Even as we need to adopt a fee-paying model to keep the programme sustainable, one of our key aims is to keep KIAK accessible and the playing field level for children to pick up the sport. Fees are therefore set at only $210* for a 3-month term payment basis.

Each term is 3 months long. For 2019, the terms are as follows:

Term 1 – Starts on 5/6th January and ending 30/31st March

Term 2 – Starts on 6/7th April and ending 29/30th June

Term 3 – Starts on 6/7th July and ending 28/29th September

Term 4 – Starts on 5/6th October and ending 14/15th December

There is a one time sign-up fee of $50 for new students.

KIAK runs continuously for the whole year, except on special occasions like Public Holidays and when the reservoir is closed for competitions.

Please note that there will be no refunds for term fees, missed lessons, lessons that are cancelled due to inclement weather, and also that while the programme runs through the year, there will be certain dates on which no lessons will be scheduled as a result of other events in the canoeing calendar.

Session Time / Current Vacancies

Session Times / Current Vacancies 

Sessions will be conducted at the Paddle Lodge @ MacRitchie Reservoir.

To ensure that our coaches are able to give proper attention to technique development, class size is kept small, with children grouped according to their ability to allow effective coaching. Each weekly session will include approximately one hour of water-time.

Current class times are listed below, with the number of vacancies available stated.

If your preferred slot is currently not available, do still email the registration of interest form to be placed on the waiting list.

Saturday 3.00-4.30 pm

Vacancies: 6

Saturday 4.30-6.00 pm

Vacancies: 6

Sunday 3.15-4.45 pm

Vacancies: 0

Sunday 4.45-6.15 pm

Vacancies: 0

How to Register

If you are interested to let your child join Kid-in-a-Kayak, please complete the Registration of Interest form and email it to kiak@scf.org.sg. We will contact you to confirm session availability thereafter.

Registration Form

Click to download: Kid-in-a-Kayak Participant Registration of Interest

Upon confirmationplease complete this indemnity form and email to kiak@scf.org.sg before the first water session.

Indemnity Form

Click to download: Kid-in-a-Kayak Indemnity Form

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For all other queries about Kid-in-a-Kayak, please email kiak@scf.org.sg.