Pool Sessions & indoor Kayak Polo

Pool Sessions

updated 4/30/2021

WAVE POOL @ North Clackamas - Pool Sessions are over until Fall 2021.
See the Calendar 

OKCC Pool dates at Columbia Pool will resume TBA (Columbia is now scheduled to be open thru 2021)

Kayak Polo in Portland - Indoors - Canceled until late Fall/Winter 2021.
is at Tualatin Aquatic Center, 22380 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062 - Saturdays 4:00-5:45 PM.

Kayak Polo in Portland - Outdoors - will resume late Spring or early Fall 2021.
Past years' practice has been Friday evenings at 5:00 until dark at Tryon Cove Park, Lake Oswego. You can also park at Rivervilla Park in Oak Grove and paddle across the river.

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 - which is in the process of moving from Yahoo to Groups.io - 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 probably over for the season (until Fall/early Winter) 2021.

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 2020 was on Saturday nights at Tualatin Aquatic Center, 22380 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062 - 4:00-5:45 PM. - $15 per session with season passes available.
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 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 - over until winter 2021

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.
Sessions are also listed on the OKCC Calendar

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)
Please bring cash or check as we are not set up for Plastic cards. If that changes, we will post that info here and on the Facebook page.

North Clackamas Aquatic Center
7300 SE Harmony Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Winter Schedule (Monday nights) 7:30 - 9 PM

Helmets are required!

Columbia Pool - OKCC Pool Sessions - over until early 2021

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 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 a photo ID and sign a waiver before 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 11 am - 1 pm 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
Bring boat in through side entrance (on the 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 is 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