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Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Sydney, Australia

Olympic Pedigree: Built for the 2000 Games’ canoe and kayak slalom competitions, Penrith is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Be an Olympian: Take a half-day sampler class to learn basic movements and paddling technique ($66). Try the two-day novice course to tackle moving water and learn efficient strokes, break-outs, and rolling ($240).

Article: Do-It-Yourself Olympics

Do-It-Yourself Olympics

Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Sydney, Australia

Olympic Pedigree: Built for the 2000 Games’ canoe and kayak slalom competitions, Penrith is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Be an Olympian: Take a half-day sampler class to learn basic movements and paddling technique ($66). Try the two-day novice course to tackle moving water and learn efficient strokes, break-outs, and rolling ($240).

Article: Do-It-Yourself Olympics

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Do-It-Yourself Olympics

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