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Winter Pool Session
Connyak has arranged pool sessions for sea kayakers (open to members and non-members alike) on Sundays, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. The[masked] sessions are on Nov 18, Dec 9, 16, Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 17, Mar 10, 24, and Apr 7. There is an entrance fee of $13 (cash preferred, or check, payable to Town of Cheshire at the door). ConnYak has arranged for the pool use. The staff at the pool collects the money from participants. You will need to sign a waiver to use the Cheshire Pool. The Cheshire Town Pool is an excellent facility develop and practice skills and rescues, with plenty of parking, easy access to the pool, shower facilities to change into kayaking gear and lifeguards on duty. We thank the Town of Cheshire for making it available to the kayaking public. Please note that the pool is a public facility and we will be sharing it with Cheshire residents. As a courtesy, be sure your kayak is clean. A section of shallow water will be available for teaching purposes and deeper water for practice. While formal instruction is not provided, if you have been to a Connyak pool session before, you know us to be a helpful and fun-loving group -- you can always find someone willing to spot you on a roll or help you work on a rescue skill. If you have some free time after the pool session, there is sure to be a "de-briefing" which is Connyak parlance for a visit to a local establishment to unwind and enjoy the company of friends, old and new alike. If you arrive early you can stage your kayak on the ground by the front door. The pool generally opens right at 9:00am and we can start bringing the kayaks and gear into the building. We ask that everyone pitch in and help with holding doors open and helping others bringing their kayaks into the pool. We need to have all the kayaks out of the building by 12:00. Hope to see you there. PS--if you would like to take up a Connyak membership, or renew an existing one, someone will be there to assist you.

Cheshire Town Pool

520 S Main St · Cheshire, CT

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ConnYak has a very active bulletin board forum, a Classified Ad board and a Commercial Ad board all of which are open to the general public. Links to our Home Page and other popular pages are at the top of the bulletin boards. Here is the link to the ConnYak bulletin board.

Connyak has been active over 20 years. Our mission is to encourage and support sea kayak adventures within and outside Connecticut. We organize trips all along the Connecticut coast, set up pool sessions to learn and practice self rescue techniques such as rolling, and have picnics and parties to allow paddlers to meet and socialize on and off the water. We are dedicated to promoting safe, responsible sea kayaking skills through mutual support and encouragement.

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