Open Pool Sessions | 3 hours | $30 per session

Practice rolling, bracing, and rescues in the comfort of a heated pool.

Sundays (Jan – Apr) 3:30-6:30 pm | Norwalk High School
$30 per session | Equipment not included
$80 per session | Rental equipment included

Open Pool Sessions provide a three-hour window to practice a variety of skills in the comfort and safety of a heated pool in a warm indoor environment. Lifeguards are on duty and all open sessions are non-structured. Whether the desire is to practice rolling, sharpen rescue techniques, or just hang out and catch up with friends, the open pool sessions are a great way to be in a kayak during the colder months and are suitable for all skill levels.

​​​​​​​Paddlers bring their own equipment (kayak, skirt, life jacket, and paddle) or equipment can be rented for $50 per session through our online booking system. Our rental equipment includes high-quality, comfortable sea kayaks, neoprene skirts, fiberglass paddles, and lightweight life jackets. Using a properly fitted neoprene skirt and a low-back deck kayak is strongly encouraged.

Additional Information and Requirements
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the session starts to unload your gear, change clothes, stretch, and check in with SKCT staff.
  • Reservations must be made online by 1:00 pm on the day of the pool session.
  • Participants must be at least 14 years old.
  • Life jackets must be worn while in the pool.
  • Water shoes (shoes that can get wet), synthetic or neoprene apparel, and nose clips are highly recommended, as well as a towel and change of clothes. Locker rooms and showers are available onsite.

• Online reservation and digital waiver (waiver only needs to be completed once)
• Water shoes, synthetic or neoprene apparel, and nose clips (please avoid wearing cotton)
• Large towel and change of clothes (showers and changing rooms are available)
• Optional items – swim goggles, paddle float, and rescue stirrup

For all pool sessions, please park in the lot adjacent to the pool entrance.


Online reservations are required for all pool programs. All reservations must be booked by 1:00 pm on the day of the pool session. Reservations after 1:00 pm and walk-in reservations will not be accepted.


Cancellations with 48 hours or more notice before the program start time will receive a full refund. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice will result in forfeiture of the entire program fee. If Sea Kayak Connecticut cancels a class or an open session due to lack of minimum enrollment, severe weather, or an emergency, clients will be contacted and may opt to reschedule their program or receive a full refund.


Should Sea Kayak Connecticut determine that the weather conditions are unsuitable for an upcoming pool program; the session will be canceled and all booked reservations will be notified. Please plan on attending your program regardless of the weather in your immediate area or the forecasted weather at the pool location.


For all pool programs, you may either bring your own equipment or rent from Sea Kayak Connecticut. Please contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not your equipment is suitable for one of our pool programs. Life jackets are required and must be worn by all participants while in the pool.


An online liability release form is included with each reservation made and must be completed before arriving at the pool facility. This form only needs to be completed once and is valid for any other Sea Kayak Connecticut reservations.

Age Requirement

14 years old is the minimum age requirement for clients to participate in pool classes and programs.

Paddle-specific clothing

Paddle-specific clothing is highly recommended for all pool programs. Water shoes and synthetic or neoprene apparel will make for a comfortable day in the pool.

Personal Info

Approximate height and weight information is asked of you within the booking software so that we may properly fit you to your kayak, paddle, life jacket, and spray skirt.

Punctuality and Preparedness

To ensure that everyone receives the full measure of their scheduled program, it is important that clients arrive on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starts to unload your gear, change clothes, and stretch.