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Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Pool Sessions at Thatcher Park (Cancelled)

  • July 10, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Thatcher Park Pool 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

HCKC Pool sessions at Thatcher are organized to allow HCKC members and guests to learn and practice paddling skills in a safe environment with other paddlers, some of which are ACA certified instructors but we all try to help each other get better and safer for when we venture out to the water!  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 bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also 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.


  • Participants must sign in each session and pay $10.00 per individual or $15 per family per session to cover pool rental.
  • Please make certain your boat is clean and free of debris inside and out before bringing it into the pool.
  • First time participants must check-in with the pool coordinator before entering the pool.
  • Participants must be able to swim.
  • Participants must have the ability to self-rescue (wet exit at a minimum). 
  • First time visitors must demonstrate this ability.
  • Participation is restricted to HCKC members and their one-time guests.
  • Participants must maintain control of their boats and equipment at all times.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • There will be no swimming or diving.
  • Participants are expected to be courteous and safety conscious at all times.
  • Indy Park Rules require that no one or their equipment is allowed on the pool deck before the designated start time and that all boats and gear must be removed from the pool deck promptly at the designated end time.

If you plan on coming and/or bringing your family for instruction or need gear, please let us know so we can be sure to have everything ready! This is a volunteer effort and appreciate your understanding!!

Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

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