Kayak Pool Session

Sunday, May 5, 2019 (11:45 am - 3:30 pm)

In Progress / Completed
Payment Options:
Pool Session Payment
Leaders: Petra Wakker
Michael Hammer

Event Information


While the lake is frozen, we have to find somewhere else to kayak! The MATC swimming pool is nice and warm (and clean)! During the off season, you can learn to kayak or practice your skills in the pool. Whether you need a kayak lake lesson, want to learn rolling or wet exits, or you just want to float around and hangout with cool people, this event is for you! It is open to all skill levels. You may also complete your swim test at this time too.

This is the event sign up for participants. If you are qualified and wish to be an instructor at this pool session, please sign up on the instructor event listing.


Sign-up and Payment: Sessions are $10 to cover the cost of the pool rental. You will be prompted to pay online when you sign-up. Otherwise, you may pay with cash/card in the Outdoor UW office, and they will manually add you to the event.


Clothing: bring swimwear, towel, change of clothes, and nose plugs and goggles if you have them (handy when you are upside down). Also, full toe protection is advisable as this is what you would wear when you're paddling on rivers/lakes, but it's not mandatory. If you have a rash vest or a wetsuit top these will be helpful to keep you warm as the pool water may be a little chilly.


Logistics: Meet at Memorial Union inside the Outdoor UW boathouse at 11:30. We will then organize which boats/gear we are taking and carry them out to the cars. Once we have all the gear and people packed we will drive to the MATC pool. Changing rooms are available at the pool (please shower before entering the pool). The group is split into groups i.e. “Lake Lesson” or “Rolling Lesson”. Some of the more experienced members may practice their skills in the pool on their own. Swim tests will occur at 1:00 p.m. Instruction runs from 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m., but plan to be available until 3:45 to account for packing up gear and getting it back to the Union.


Any questions, email Petra Wakker (poolsessions@hooferouting.org)


If you are planning on working on rolling (or just curious!) here are some helpful videos to watch:







Event Type
Lesson / Training


There are 9 people in this event, with 2 spots remaining.

Waiting List

There are 0 people on the waiting list for this event, with 2 spots remaining.