Pool Sessions & indoor Kayak Polo

Pool Sessions

latest update 9.10.2019 

Kayak Polo in Portland is outdoors on the Willamette for the summer - Friday evenings at 5:00 until close to dark at Tryon Cove Park, Lake Oswego. You can also park at Rivervilla Park in Oak Grove and paddle across the river.

OKCC Pool dates at Columbia Pool will resume in early 2020.

North Clackamas Pool Sessions will resume in Fall 2019

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 Kayak Polo and Hood River Indoor Polo is over for the season (until Fall/early Winter)

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 - Winter 2019 was on Saturday nights at Matt Dishman Indoor Pool - $15 per session 6:15-8 PM
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 - The most recent season was Wednesday nights from January 9 - March 13, 2019 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 https://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 at the pool 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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Winter 2019-20 Schedule (Monday nights) 7:30 - 9 PM

Columbia Pool - OKCC Pool Sessions

OKCC rents the Columbia pool for several sessions each year.
Check https://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 at the pool 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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Spring 2020 Schedule (Wednesday nights) 8:10 - 9:25 PM
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) $10 per person with boat/$5 per extra person. Multi-use passes: 10/$90, 20/$174

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: 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. $4.75/$4.25/$5.75 Adult/Under 18 or over 64/Out-of-District
15707 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
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Sunday, 11:00 - 1:15 ** Check the schedule; it's not available every Sunday.

Marshall Pool
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663
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Saturday, 1:300pm-3:00pm    $7/$5/$4 Adult/65+/under 19 ** new hours Jan 2019 **

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

Kroc Center
1865 Bill Frey Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
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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 2019
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
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