Kalamazoo Kayak Pool Sessions

Gabel Natatorium Map

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions about the pool for Kalamazoo Lessons and individual pool time.

  • The map above shows where to unload your kayak.
  • All pool sessions are held at Gabel Natatorium on WMU’s campus.
  • It is an olympic sized pool.
  • We typically work as a team to load and unload boats.
  • There is a lifeguard.
  • If you are working on lessons a lifejacket is required. (hauling you up by your armpits and your face hurts).
  • Pool Sessions are 7pm-9pm.
  • If you want to sign up for a lesson, please go here and register. 
  • If you want to use the pool, you are welcome to do that, the cost is $20. Please bring exact change, because I won’t, anything above the amount is a tip!
  • Your kayak/canoe must be clean inside and out. There will be a rinsing station.
  • There are gendered changing rooms.
  • The earliest you want to show up is around 6:45. The pool is occupied prior to us coming in. So unloading your boat and getting inside happens right at 7pm.
  • We sometimes play group games and do activities you are welcome to join these whether you are signed up for a lesson or not. 🙂
  • Fill out this waiver prior to your arrival.