latest update 1/25/20187 for all kayak pool hours.
Spring 2018 OKCC Columbia 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
Jan thru March 2018 Portland 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 - Sunday nights at Matt Dishman Indoor Pool - $15 per session 7:10-9 PM
Search for Portland Kayak Polo - PDXKP on Facebook.
Check the OKCC calendar for up-to-date information - January 21, 28, February 25, March 4, 11, 18
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
Winter 2017-18 Schedule (Monday nights)
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
Columbia Pool - OKCC Pool Sessions
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)
2018 Schedule - 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday nights: March 14 & 28, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16
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.
Open Kayak Rules
7701 N Chautauqua Blvd
Tues/Thurs 8:05-9:30 (in addition to OKCC pool sessions) $10 per person with boat/$5 per extra person. Multi-use passes: 10/$90, 20/$174
Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center - Open Kayak/Scuba/Stand Up Paddleboard. $4.75/$4.25/$5.75 Adult/Under 18 or over 64/Out-of-District
15707 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
Sunday, 11:00 - 1:15 2018 dates so far: 1/21, 2/4, 2/25, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29. Check the schedule; it's not available every Sunday.
YMCA of Southwest Washington - Longview
766 15th Ave.
Longview, WA 98632
2nd & 4th Saturdays Feb thru May 4:45pm - 6:00 pm $5/$10 - Instruction available
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
No longer available
Albany & Salem area
1865 Bill Frey Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
1st & 3rd Wednesday Aug 1-Mar 1, 9pm-10pm
1st & 3rd Wednesday Mar 1-Aug 1, 8:30pm-9:30pm
Every Friday Sept-May 11am - 1pm Free for members or day pass $8/$6 Adult/62+ or under 18
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. NOT verified 2018
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 Aquatic Center
Located on 17th Street and May Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
Wednesdays 7-8pm, Saturday/Sunday 8am - noon $3.50/$4.50 In District 18-59/under 18 or 60+ Out of District add $1. Punch cards available