I went for a recreational kayak trip yesterday and it was my first time in rapids. Toward the end of the trip I had a lot of water in the kayak and ended up flipping out of the boat and not being able to get back to the surface for about 30 sec.

Now I’m interested in getting some instruction on swimming in that type of water and everything about kayaking so that I don’t end up in a situation like that again.

Can anyone recommend instructors near Montgomery Alabama?

Thank you!

Good thinking.
Did a quick Google search and found the Coosa River Paddling Club is based in Montgomery. You could contact them to find an instructor.

There’s an email addy on their FB page.

Another option is to check the ACA list of certified kayak instructors. There is one in Montgomery.

I’m new to paddling too, and there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Glad your experience didn’t sour you on kayaks.