Kayak Pool Session

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 (11:15 am - 4:00 pm)

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Kayak Pool Session - 11/23/19
Leader: Jessica Lee

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Pool session season is here! The MATC swimming pool is warm, clean, and a perfect place to kickstart your paddling journey and endeavors! During this off season, the pool is a great place to learn basic kayak skills and continue practicing your skills. If you want a kayak lake lesson, SK0, SK1, an intro to whitewater boats, learn how to roll, or just come hang out and paddle with us, sign up for this event! This event is open to any and all skill levels. You can also complete your swim test here! We’re teaming up with the Sierra Club (a local paddling club) for these MATC sessions, so you’ll meet some super cool and extremely skilled paddlers at these sessions.


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. If this event is full, sign up on the Kayak Pool Session - Waitlist event. If space opens up, I’ll move you over to this event.


Clothing: Bring swimwear, towel, change of clothes, and nose plugs and goggles if you have them (handy when you are upside down). Avoid cotton clothes to your best ability (dri-fit stuff is your best bet). 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.


Logistics: Meet at Memorial Union inside the Outdoor UW boathouse at 11:15am. 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 and meet up with the Sierra Club folks. We’ll walk our boats and gear directly to the back entrance of the pool. The MATC has locker rooms where you can store your stuff and shower (please rinse off before entering the pool). The group is split into groups i.e. “Lake Lesson” “SK0” or “Rolling Lesson”. Some of the more experienced members may practice their skills in the pool on their own. Swim tests will occur at 12:40am (or as soon as possible). We have the pool reserved from 12:30-3pm, so we will aim to start getting out of the water around 2:45pm. We need to be completely out of sight by 3pm. Please plan to stay until 4pm to help packing up gear and getting it back to the boathouse.


There will not be an instructor sign up for this session, because everyone going must pay the Sierra Club the $10 fee.


Please note that once you sign up (and pay), we cannot give you a refund unless someone else on the list can go and pay.


If you have any questions or concerns at all, email Jessica Lee (poolsessions@hooferouting.org or jrlee8@wisc.edu)

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There are 3 people in this event, with 0 spots remaining.