Free Kayak Polo sessions with Outdoor Chattanooga will be offered every Tuesday in August and September from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Warner Park Pool, 1105 McCallie Ave. in Chattanooga.
What is kayak polo? It’s a competitive game that combines kayaking with polo. The objective is to pass a ball to teammates and advance down the pool to score points in the opponent's goal. Think water polo or soccer. Prior to play, participants will be briefed on safety and the rules of kayak polo. Teams consist of up to eight players and are matched based on skill sets. Fundamental kayak instruction is not provided in this session, but is offered with the Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayak program skills and roll practices on Wednesdays.
These free kayak polo sessions are open to ages 13 and up, and is for beginners as well as advanced kayakers, but due to the fast-paced nature of the game, all players should have some experience in effectively maneuvering a kayak and must wear a helmet.
Whitewater kayaks are recommended, however participants with recreational kayaks are also welcome to participate. You’re encouraged to bring your own kayak equipment, but for those that don’t have their own and want to play, Outdoor Chattanooga will have a limited number of whitewater kayaks and helmets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online Registration
is recommended. Walk-ins are permitted if space allows. Registered participants will get first pick of gear.