Pool Sessions

Winter 2017 OKCC North Clackamas pool sessions have been 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

Winter 2017 Hood River sessions have been posted.

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 – TBD – in the past it’s been Sunday nights at Matt Dishman Indoor Pool
Search for Portland Kayak Polo – PDXKP on Facebook.
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 Oct 18 – Dec 20, 2017 at Hood River Aquatic Center
$8/night or $50/season (10 nights). Be there at 8 PM for setup; play is from 8:30 – 9:30.

North Clackamas Aquatic Center – OKCC Pool Sessions

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 (free for one person per family membership)

North Clackamas Aquatic Center
7300 SE Harmony Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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503-557-7873

Winter 2017-18 Schedule (Monday nights)
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

Columbia Pool – OKCC Pool Sessions

OKCC rents the Columbia pool for several sessions each year. The sessions begin around the first of the year – likely February, after the North Clackamas pool sessions are over.
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.
(free for one person per family membership)

Columbia Pool
7701 N. Chautauqua Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217
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503-823-3669

2018 Schedule – 8:00 – 9:30 PM
TBD
Wednesday nights:

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)
503-823-3669

1800 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-2931
Dates are most Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:20 pm (Pool sessions are only available during academic terms: 10/5 – 11/30/17; 1/11 – 3/15/18; 4/5 – 6/7/18)
Cost is $7. Bring photo ID and sign waiver prior to participating. Boats will be provided or bring your own.
Questions? ahingley@pdx.edu

Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center – Open Kayak/Scuba/Stand Up Paddleboard
15707 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
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503-645-7454
Sunday, 11:00 – 1:15

Marshall Pool
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663
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360-487-7070
Saturday, 3:00pm-4:30pm

YMCA of Southwest Washington – Longview
766 15th Ave.
Longview, WA 98632
360-423-4770
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
503-823-3673

Mount Scott Community Center Pool
5530 SE 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97206
503-823-3183
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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503-566-5762
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 9:00pm-10:00pm

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
541-386-1303