Pool Sessions

Columbia Pool’s 2017 Feb-April schedule is posted.

There are several swimming pools that offer pool time when kayakers may bring their boat to the pool for practice. This is especially helpful for people working on their roll. Swimming pools, being much warmer than the rivers, offer the opportunity for repetition without getting a “brain freeze”. Be sure to rinse your boat, inside and out, before putting it in the pool. Many pools require helmets for safety, not only for boaters, but for anyone in the water during kayak time, so be sure to bring yours.

Every winter, OKCC rents a local pool to provide pool sessions for kayakers. If you’re working on your roll or other skills, you’ll find friendly OKCC members who will help you. If you join or renew your OKCC membership at the pool, then that pool session is free. Check the OKCC users group at Yahoo or find us on Facebook for information about pool sessions. Alternatively, email us for more information.

Indoor Kayak Polo Sessions

Portland and Hood River sessions have been posted thru March.

Interested in learning how to play Kayak Polo? Regular indoor sessions run in the Winter/Spring and move to various outdoor locations in warmer weather (Portland)

Portland area polo: https://sites.google.com/site/portlandkayakpolo/home – Sunday nights this Winter/Spring starting Jan 15 at Matt Dishman Indoor Pool
Search for Portland Kayak Polo – PDXKP on Facebook.
For sure dates: Jan 15, Jan 22. Tentative dates: Feb 12 & 19, Mar 05, 12, 19, 26. Check the OKCC calendar for up-to-date information.

Hood River area polo: Search for Hood River Kayak Polo on Facebook – Currently running Wednesday nights from Jan 4 – Mar 22 at Hood River Aquatic Center
Be there at 8 PM for setup; play is from 8:30 – 9:30.

North Clackamas Aquatic Center – OKCC Pool Sessions

The 2016 winter season is over: OKCC rents the North Clackamas pool for several sessions every Fall/Winter. Look for more information byt November.
Check http://www.okcc.org/classes/ for dates and more information. Email us to sign up as a pool host, or call Chris Massey at 503.369.2127.

Cost: $10 Members; $15 non-members. Join OKCC or Renew your membership for $30 and that night’s session is FREE.

North Clackamas Aquatic Center
7300 SE Harmony Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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2016 Schedule (Monday nights)
Nov 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12, 19

Columbia Pool – OKCC Pool Sessions

OKCC rents the Columbia pool for several sessions each year. The sessions begin around the first of the year.
Check http://www.okcc.org/classes/ for dates and more information. Email us to sign up as a pool host.

Cost: $5 Members; $10 non-members. Join OKCC or Renew your membership for $30 and that night’s session is FREE.

Columbia Pool
7701 N. Chautauqua Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217
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2017 Schedule – 8:00 – 9:30 PM
Six Wednesday nights from February 22 thru April 12:
Feb 22
March 1, 15, 29
April 12


Also at Columbia Pool: Tues/Thurs 8:05-9:30 (in addition to OKCC pool sessions)

Pools with open kayak hours:

We try to keep this list up to date but please check the schedule before you go! Pool schedules change and closures occur.

Portland/Vancouver area

Columbia Pool
Open Kayak Rules
7701 N Chautauqua Blvd
Portland, OR
Tues/Thurs 8:05-9:30 (in addition to OKCC pool sessions)

Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center – Open Kayak/Scuba/Stand Up Paddleboard
15707 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
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Sunday, 11:00 – 1:15    * This is a change from prior time 10:00am-12:00pm

Marshall Pool
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663
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Saturday, 2:45pm-4:15pm ** NO kayak sessions until at least early June 2017 **
For more information on Marshall’s pool renovation: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/marshall-pool-renovation

YMCA of Southwest Washington – Longview
766 15th Ave.
Longview, WA 98632
2nd & 4th Saturdays Feb thru May 4:45pm – 6:00 pm

Also: Check out the YMCA website for Youth and Adult beginning instruction thru March

Matt Dishman Indoor Pool – Kayak Polo only – Fall/Winter
77 NE Knott
Portland, OR 97212

Mount Scott Community Center Pool
5530 SE 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97206
2016 Saturdays: April 23,  May 21, June 18 – 6:45 – 8:45 pm $10/person with boat

Albany & Salem area

Kroc Center
1865 Bill Frey Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
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1st & 3rd Wednesday, 8:30pm-9:30pm – latest verification via e-mail 5/9/2016

Albany Community Pool
2150 36th Ave SE, Albany, OR

Kayak Hours: every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 8:00-9:30 PM. $2.00 fee.
Bring boat in through side entrance (on west side of building ) there’s a hose available to rinse off boats.
No PFDS or helmets required, but there’s no lifeguard on duty so a minimum of two boaters are required.
This opportunity runs year-round.

Hood River

Hood River Aquatic Center
Located on 17th Street and May Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
Saturdays from 10am – 1pm