If you love being outdoors on the water, then I think you might want to take a look at this.

This Friday you can take a class to learn how to paddle board or kayak right here in Rockford.

Swedish American, according to WREX News, will be offering classes on Friday to learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding or kayaking, the gear used, and basic safety tips.

The classes are this Friday, August 21st from either 10AM - 12PM (Noon) or 5PM - 7PM at 313 North Madison.

The cost is $40 per person which includes use of a paddle, a life jacket, and kayaks or stand up paddle board.

Classes start with a 30 to 45 minute lesson on land. Followed by a 90 minute lesson while in the water using the basic techniques and skills on the Rock River.

Classes are limited to 12 people each. And class members must be 18 years or older.

To find out more information and to register, call Health Connect at 779-696-7081.