Open kayaking and stand up paddleboarding

Take advantage of our Olympic-sized pool and informal instruction to hone in your paddling skills and learn new techniques. Both recreational kayaks and stand up paddleboards are available.

Times and dates

During the fall and spring, open kayaking is held on Tuesday nights from 8PM to 10PM. We do not hold sessions during the summer. You may arrive before 8pm to register and use the locker rooms. However, please note that personal boats will not be allowed into the pool area before 8pm (see below).

For fall 2019, sessions run August 26 through December 3.


Open kayaking is FREE for students and members of our facility, and all boats, PFDs (life jackets), and paddles are provided. For guests and non-members, a few options are available:

Day ofOnline
Single session $10 $8 Register Now
Semester pass $80 $80 Register Now

Passes can be purchased at either the SRWC or ONAT front desks.

Personal boats

Personal kayaks are permitted so long as they are clean and free of debris. Personal boats may be transported through the side entrance of the ONAT pool (door #14 next to Parking Lot 10) after 8pm. These doors will be open from 8-8:15pm and available for use throughout the duration of open kayaking.

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Jon Dent

Jon Dent

Zips Rec Outdoor Adventure