This event was cancelled on Wed 03/11/2020, by Ansley Laev for the following reason:

Hoofers Pool Session

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 (8:15 am - 11:00 am)

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Hoofers Pool Session 3/29/20
Leader: Ryan Holley

Event Information


It’s pool session time! The UW Natatorium swimming pool is warm, clean, and located in a convenient on-campus location right next to several bus routes--i.e. a perfect place to kickstart your paddling journey and endeavors or hone your abilities in the off-season! Whether you are brand new to paddling or an old hand, pool sessions are great opportunity to learn and practice your skills. If you need a swim test, kayak lake lesson, SK0, or SK1, or if you want an introduction to whitewater boats, to learn how to roll, or to just come hang out with other paddlers, sign up for this event! 

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 $15 to cover the cost of the pool rental (we will still need 12 participants 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 Hoofer 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 between 8-8:15am (please be on time). 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 Nat pool. We will be let into the back door entrance between Dejope and the Nat (closest entrance to the pool) at 9am. The Nat has locker rooms where you can store your stuff and shower (please rinse off before entering the pool). The group will be split into sections, 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 9:05am (or as soon as possible). We have the pool reserved from 9-11am, so we will need to start getting out of the water around 10:45am. We can have our boats on the tile next to the pool, but we must all be completely out of the water by 11am. Please plan to stay until 12pm if you can to help with packing up gear and getting it back to the boathouse.

If there is demand and enough instructors/transportion, I may open up more participant spots. Please sign up on the corresponding waitlist event if this event is full. 

If you have any questions or concerns at all, email Ryan Holley (

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There are 6 people in this event, with 9 spots remaining.