Goa-based kayaking club, Goa Kayaking, on Thursday said it will conduct two training programs in April, in association with Goa Tourism, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and Drishti, which is the largest professionally-run lifeguard service in Goa.
Drishti has agreed to provide all assistance and safety services.
The ninth Introduction to Kayaking & Training Program 2013 will take off from Vasco (Hollant Beach) from April 1-4, while the Panaji program will kick off at Vainguinim beach from April 5-8.
Both programs are open to adults and children above eight years who can swim.
Nilesh Cabral, Chairman of GTDC, said, "All the children should participate for Goa Kayaking's training program during their leisure time and experience this Olympic sport."
Goa Tourism said it supports this program in the interest of Goans to give them an opportunity to learn a skill as well as help them experience different environments and locations first hand and up-close, at the same time enjoying this wonderful sport.
Goa Kayaking has been conducting these training programs since 2009 during the summer and Diwali holidays. So far it has undertaken eight such programs.
Those completing the program will be entitled to a free membership at the Goa Kayaking Club for a year and can sign up for their numerous kayaking expeditions conducted every weekend and public holidays throughout the year.
Those who join the program will be provided with all equipment, flotation devices, kayaks, and paddles along with instruction sessions from experts.