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Winter Pool Session Salem, MA (YMCA)

It's never too early to plan for colder weather. This year Salem Kayak will be holding pool sessions at the Salem YMCA, which has a great pool and great access. Each session goes from 3-5pm., with folks arriving at 2:30 pm and leaving at 5:30 pm (two hours on the water).

For those with their own equipment and just want to practice for 2 hours in the pool, the fee is $20.


For those seeking professional instruction, the fee is $65, all equipment included.

You can register through this meetup site by RSVPing and I will confirm availability to complete the registration.

Fees will be refunded if requested 48 hours prior to the date of the session or if inclement weather forces a YMCA closure. Space is limited to 7 spots on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that these sessions are cross listed with other paddling groups and the 7 spots are the total available for all groups.

AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. Kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling, and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.  As organizers we make no claims regarding any expertise for this outing. This is not a guided tour.  In the interest of safety, consuming alcohol before or during any Casual Kayakers event is not allowed. Wearing of Lifejackets (PFD's) is required when paddling with this group.

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  • David

    $20 for the pool session is a good deal and the people from Salem Kayak were there for some coaching as well. I spent a good 3 hrs working on my paddle float rescue skills and have a good understanding now of the steps involved. I know doing it in the pool is a lot easier then out in the cold water but between the lesson I took a couple of weeks ago and the practice yesterday I feel a lot more confident in using the paddle float to get me back in the boat.

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Dave

    A great time for sure. Spent most of the day practicing self rescues and built up a bit of confidence too. Thanx everybody.

    January 4, 2014

  • Dave

    My wife and I look forward to playing with 'ya in the pool. We will bring our recreational kayaks, they are a real challenge when swamped.

    January 2, 2014

  • Kevin B.

    Hi Everyone, We need to make sure that we bring enough gear and staff with us on Saturday so if you are still planning to attend, please complete the following steps by 1/2/2014 (Thursday):

    1. Go to and choose either REGULAR or INSTRUCTION.
    2. If you choose INSTRUCTION, please note in the shopping cart what you would like to work on AND whether you will be bringing your own equipment.

    Many thanks and Happy New Year!


    December 31, 2013

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