Teaching your children how to boat is one of the great joys of parenting. But if you want to further your child’s education, there are youth boating and watersport programs all over the country that can help prepare kids for a life filled with the pleasures of boating. From instructional courses to fishing teams to sailing groups, there’s something for every young boater. Any of the following programs could be the perfect fit for your Crownline kid.
Youth fishing teams are popping up across the country in schools and community programs and are introducing the sport to many kids who might not normally have access to boating. Do a quick Google search or ask around at your local marina to find out if there’s a fishing team near you.
Youth sailing clubs are always popular. From racing to recreation, sailing is a highly technical sport with somewhat of a steep learning curve. A love of sailing is often passed down through the generations and inaccessible to many beginners, so groups throughout the U.S. are on a mission to bring the sport out of the country club and appeal to kids of all backgrounds and experiences.
Boating Safety Programs
Boating laws and safety courses don’t sound like a lot of fun, but they’re an important way to keep your kids safe on the water and expand their love of boating. Outside the classroom, most programs offer high-energy on-the-water lessons that appeal to adventurous youth. It may not be as fun as teaching your kids yourself, but it will definitely give you peace of mind that your child is well trained to pursue a life of boating.
It probably won’t take much convincing for your child to agree to taking a wakeboarding, wakesurfing or waterskiing course. With more and more programs being offered, it’s never been easier for young people to learn from the professionals. Sign up for family lessons or send your kid to group classes so they can sharpen their skills with their peers. They’re guaranteed to love the opportunity to learn all about the sport, from the fundamentals to hitting some serious big air.
Scuba Diving Lessons
Scuba diving delivers an otherworldly experience that can quickly turn into a lifelong passion. It’s required that all beginners get certified before hopping into the water without an instructor, so lessons are a must. Instruction ranges in terms of price and ability level, so be sure to do some research before jumping in.
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