It is not necessary to know how to roll your kayak to take the WTC kayaking courses.  We teach all students how to wet exit their kayak and require students to demonstrate this skill at the safety session.  However, to advance into and beyond Class III whitewater, it is essential to learn to roll.  It is also a distinct advantage in most touring trips, and an essential skill in longer touring trips in more severe conditions or with long open-water crossings. WTC provides training to learn the skill of kayak rolling at a minimal cost for pool time (the rolling instruction is included in the pool cost).  Please see the Pool Page for current pool information. Even if a prospective student does not learn the roll during the pool sessions, they will become comfortable in and under the water in their boat and will learn effective rescue techniques.  These skills will accelerate the learning curve during kayak training courses.