The De Anza college swimming pool is big enough…

Olympic sized pool with kayaks from water edge at shallow end:

for kayaking lessons with the college Outdoor Club.

After a brief lesson, some practice.

getting in to kayaks at pool: Olympic sized pool with kayaks from above:

There is enough room to get up some speed:

getting up speed:

And then, why not a race?

kayak race in pool getting set to start: kayak race at pool start:

Complete with the usual beginners’ chaos and collisions:

collision at De Anza race start:

eventual winners in foreground as kayaks collide in background:

Read the details about De Anza lessons at:
kayaking / canoeing lessons