Paddle With Confidence.

Rapid Progression is Utah’s premier kayak school and is the place people pick to learn how to kayak in Utah.  Since 2009, we have been sharing our passion for kayaking with people of all ages up and down the Wasatch Front.  Our goal is to help each paddler feel confident to take the skills we teach them and safely get out on rivers and open water.  

Whether you’re new to the sport or you have experience and just want to refine your skills, Rapid Progression has something for you.  We offer both private and group classes, taught by instructors who have years of kayaking experience.  Our pool classes are held year round and our river classes are offered from early to spring to late fall.  Give us a call and let’s get out and paddle!


Meet the Rapid Progression Instructors

  • Andy Thunell

  • Owner/instructor

Andy was born and raised in Logan Utah and is the founder and owner of Rapid Progression. From a young age . . . Read more

  • Forrest Maclean

  • Instructor

Forrest grew up around kayaks since he was 13, learning in ponds and local streams throughout Wyoming. He graduated . . . Read more

  • Brian Babbitt

  • Instructor

Brian grew up a military brat moving from place to place adapting to many different surroundings . . . Read more

  • Brandon Everett

  • Instructor

Brandon is an outdoor enthusiast in many aspects of his life, growing up with the Wasatch Mountains as his playground it’s . . . Read more