Pool Sessions

** 2019 Spring Pool dates at Columbia Pool are posted

latest update 11/30/2018 for all kayak pool hours. Updated Marshall Pool 1/22/2019.

** 2019 Spring Pool dates at Columbia Pool posted and on the Calendar!

North Clackamas Pool Sessions are over until Fall 2019

Winter/Spring 2019 Kayak Polo in Portland and Hood River have started.

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 on Saturday nights and Hood River on Wednesday nights have started for Winter 2019.

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 - 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 - January 19, 26, February 16, 23

Hood River area polo: Search for Hood River Kayak Polo on Facebook - Currently running 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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503-557-7873

Winter 2018-19 Schedule (Monday nights) 7:30 - 9 PM
Dec 3, 10, 17
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11

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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503-823-3669

Spring 2019 Schedule (Wednesday nights) 8:10 - 9:25 PM
Apr 17
May 1, 15, 29

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
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: 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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503-629-6310
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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360-487-7070
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
360-423-4770
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
503-823-3673

Mount Scott Community Center Pool
5530 SE 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97206
503-823-3183
No longer available

Albany & Salem area

Kroc Center
1865 Bill Frey Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
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503-566-5762
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

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
541-386-1303