Kevin Garder kayaking in the Harvey pool

Open Kayak is an opportunity for individuals to learn about kayaking or practice their existing kayaking skills. Equipment and teaching from qualified instructors is provided.

Come on down and try out a kayak, brush up on your existing skills, or learn how to roll!

The pool is open by reservation for lap swimming as of March 2021.  Open kayak is NOT currently happening, but will soon follow.  Stay tuned for Open Kayak to start up again! We will update this web page when it opens up. 

The sessions are offered twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00pm - 10:00pm, at the Harvey Pool in the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center while the College is in session. Participation is free and available to Whitman students.  Occasionally, Kayak Polo will be played in one of the pools, in addition to  general instruction.  This is announced generally a week in advance.

Due to Covid precautions, community members are NOT allowed in the pool area.  Normally, community members can participate for $10/night or $50/semester.  When that changes, we will update this web page. 

Our equipment includes:

  • Over 30 whitewater kayaks, 8 sit on top kayaks, and occasionally sea kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Skirts
  • Personal flotation devices

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