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Kayak polo is an exciting and fun way to meet friendly people, and improve paddling skills. We welcome all skill levels, can provide gear to newbies, and help with instruction. Most of us were new to paddling when we became a club, about 2004. Because paddling skills improve fast with polo, some of us were competing successfully in tournaments within two years. Others preferred it just for fun and great exercise. It's a small sport in the USA, but popular in Europe, where it's called canoe polo. Strategy is a bit like basketball, a bit like soccer. Games are short (two 10-minute halves). We play several per session, with short breaks for drinks & snacks in between. Games are on Sundays. Most sessions start at 1:00. We move to mornings when it's hot, indoors when it's cold. Check with us for time and location. carolinakayakpolo@gmail.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday kayak polo

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

Open to men & women of all skill levels--beginners included. Bring bathing suit, dry clothes, towel, and water or Gatorade & snacks. Sunscreen good, but it washes off, so wear shirt in water too. Long sleeves best. You will not be too hot, because you will be wet. Polo boats are 10' long with rubber bumpers, and paddles have thicker edges. We have these for new players--and all gear. Just let us know you're coming so we can bring stuff for you. (If you are over 6' tell us your height & weight, since that can affect which boat we bring. Email to [masked].)

Sunday kayak polo

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

Open to men & women of all skill levels--beginners included. Bring bathing suit, dry clothes, towel, and water or Gatorade & snacks. Sunscreen good, but it washes off, so wear shirt in water too. Long sleeves best. You will not be too hot, because you will be wet. Polo boats are 10' long with rubber bumpers, and paddles have thicker edges. We have these for new players--and all gear. Just let us know you're coming so we can bring stuff for you. (If you are over 6' tell us your height & weight, since that can affect which boat we bring. Email to [masked].)

Sunday kayak polo

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

Open to men & women of all skill levels--beginners included. Bring bathing suit, dry clothes, towel, and water or Gatorade & snacks. Sunscreen good, but it washes off, so wear shirt in water too. Long sleeves best. You will not be too hot, because you will be wet. Polo boats are 10' long with rubber bumpers, and paddles have thicker edges. We have these for new players--and all gear. Just let us know you're coming so we can bring stuff for you. (If you are over 6' tell us your height & weight, since that can affect which boat we bring. Email to [masked].)

Sunday kayak polo

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

Open to men & women of all skill levels--beginners included. Bring bathing suit, dry clothes, towel, and water or Gatorade & snacks. Sunscreen good, but it washes off, so wear shirt in water too. Long sleeves best. You will not be too hot, because you will be wet. Polo boats are 10' long with rubber bumpers, and paddles have thicker edges. We have these for new players--and all gear. Just let us know you're coming so we can bring stuff for you. (If you are over 6' tell us your height & weight, since that can affect which boat we bring. Email to [masked].)

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Sunday kayak polo

McDowell Nature Center and Preserve

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