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Hampshire College features a paddling program that is rich in its offerings and history. Students have opportunities to participate in a variety of trips ranging from day trips to two-week long adventures. Local rivers are frequently paddled by Hampshire students. Pool sessions are scheduled regularly for rolling sessions and for students to try a kayak. All beginning kayaking courses include pool instructional time.
Hampshire paddling history goes back to the 1972 Olympics. The team trained at Hampshire's pool and surrounding waterways and was coached by Jay Evans, founder of Hampshire's program.