Sat, Mar 16    
We often don't post the exact meeting time. Most trips begin mid-morning.


David Delesky
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Location may be approximate. Be sure to confirm.

Garfield Boys and Girls Club Pool
490 Midland Ave., Garfield, NJ, 07026

Event Type

2 two-hour pool sessions to try everything from basic handling to advanced play-boating to working on that all-important roll at the same spacious Garfield Pool we’ve had for years.

Plan on arriving early with a clean boat and equipment.
Boats must be really clean. We can’t get any dirt or debris in the pool.

Online booking only as the online systems aids tracking and makes life easier for our volunteer administrators.

For all of the remaining sessions at a generous discounts book on our season ticket page.

See kccny.org/events/categories/pool-session/ for all rules and procedures.


We have plenty of skilled instructors at all sessions who can help with getting you started and basic rolling. Just ask (or flounder and someone will probably offer to help).


Equipment is available to borrow including boats, paddles, skirts helmets and life jackets  but takes time to arrange so reach out well beforehand.
Details on borrowing equipment.

If you’re bringing a boat other than a whitewater kayak note that when you sign up. Don’t expect to paddle a larger boat around much but you should be able to practice rolls and re-entries.
Fragile boats are not recommended. Neither KCCNY nor the participants will be responsible for equipment damage. Playboaters have been known to loose control and plow into folks. Getting a long or big boat in the pool is challenging. The largest boat we’ve gotten in are narrow, low volume 17 foot sea kayaks.

Helmets and life jackets are required.



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