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Free! Get the Inside Scoop Directly from Olympian Ben Kvanli on the basic skills of How to paddle and Where to Go to Paddle! Don’t miss out on this free 2-part Series!

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Stop By Our Calendar to see all of the opportunities to get out on the water from weekends in San Marcos to trips across the world!
Here at The Olympic Outdoor Center we lead a variety of daily whitewater and flatwater paddling programs geared toward providing irresistible fun for everyone in Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, Texas, as well as Colorado, Mexico, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina! No matter your age or abilities you will enjoy the personal attention from our skilled instructors. We are committed to providing you with the best paddling programs available. We do it by immersing ourselves in the programs that we offer here on the beautiful San Marcos Springs, and in the sport that we love so much no matter where the water takes us. . . We are here for you to paddle!!!

Our Mission: To enhance lives through creating river adventures for all ages and abilities.

Our Vision: To be the top instructional center for kayaking, Paralympic Canoe/Kayak, and wounded warrior adventure therapy.





  • Want to learn to paddle from an Olympian? You came to the right place!
  • Ben Kvanli, Olympian, world cup, and world championship competitor in canoe and kayak is now offering small group lessons! Whether you are an experienced boater looking to refine your skills or a beginner seeking the basics, he can help you out!