Important Note: As of February 10, 2014, Thatcher pool has not reopened and the Parks Department has been moving us to different available city pools on Saturday Morning (so far Krannert Pool and one other). The last report that I heard indicated that the following site may be used through the end of March:
Washington High School Pool at 2205 W. Washington, Indianapolis. IN
However, be sure to check your club e-mail or on the HCC Facebook Page before heading out to confirm where we will (and if) we will be meeting this week. This is usually updated by Friday Night but check before you go if it has not been updated.
These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers -
whitewater kayakers, whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice paddle strokes, bracing, rolling, deep water reentries, etc.
We will meet at Thatcher Recreation Center in Indianapolis at the following time:
- Starting Sat., Dec. 7, 2013: Saturday Morning, 10:00 am-Noon
There is no pool session on Wednesday, Nov. 25 (since pool is closed for Thanksgiving) or Wednesday, December 4. Pool sessions will return to Wednesday next March. The date that they will return to Wednesday will posted in February.
The pool is also popular with freestyle playboaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with touring kayakers wanting to refine their roll, tune up their turning maneuvers, or work on rescues. It is a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.
There are no formal classes at these pool sessions, but novice paddlers may ask more experienced paddlers for to help teach rolling and basic paddle technique. Please call in advance if you are new to paddling and desire coaching.
Guests are welcomed to these sessions, but the expectation is that if you wish to use this HCC resource regularly you should become an HCC member. Pool sessions are canceled in the event of lightning storms or if inclement weather closes the Recreation Center. Please make certain your boat is clean and free of debris inside and out before bringing it into the pool.
For more information about the Wednesday pool sessions email Jordan Ross or call him at 317-460-7000. Pool information updates can be found on the HCC Bulletin Board. Also, review the HCC Pool Policy below.
The pool sessions are held at: