Learning to Kayak Roll
I signed up for a Falls Lake kayak roll clinic offered by a Raleigh canoe and kayak shop that was close to going out of business at the time. Fortunately they stayed open long enough for me to get a little more introductory kayaking guidance before my big move to Colorado.
I was excited to pick up the mechanics of the kayak roll right away at this roll clinic. I was rolling on my own after a few tries. Being comfortable under the water and being able to just sit there upside down, calmly thinking about the positions and procedure definitely seemed to give me a little advantage.
I am sure rolling in current or big rapids will be more challenging. I understand the margin for error can be much smaller in river running situations where the current may work against you.