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EMU Paddle Club meets at the Jones Pool for paddling and instruction, from 3pm – 5pm on Sundays. Jones Pool is in the Rec Center located on the EMU Campus at the west end of Jarvis Street/East Circle in Ypsilanti. You can bring your own kayaking equipment or use ours. All kayaking equipment is available including boats, paddles, pfds, helmets, and sprayskirts. You should bring a swimsuit, nose plugs, swim goggles and flip-flops. I also find a paddle float helpful for rolling instruction.
The following rules are necessary for this friendly group to maintain: each other’s safety, and our welcome at the best pool around.
Cost is $10 with a credit or debit card (no cash), pay at the front desk and bring your receipt to the pool and sign the attendance sheet. Student members pay a reduced rate by the semester.
Regardless of skill level, all new attendees must: swim one width of the pool, and demonstrate a wet exit. If you do not know how to wet exit, we will teach you. However, we will not teach you to swim. All attendees must help with the lane lines. We have to take the lane lines out at the beginning of the pool session and put them back in at the end.
If you decide to bring your own boat, bring Clean Whitewater Kayaks to the pool through the corridor between the men’s and women’s locker room. We only have 10 club boats available and we do sometimes run out of boats.
Clean Sea Kayaks can be brought in through the back pool door at 3 pm only. Boats can be removed only between 4:45 pm and 5 pm. Sea kayakers should meet in the Snow parking lot at 2:30 pm and assist each other in carrying their boats to the back door. After that, they should go around to the front desk, register and pay their fee, kayaks will be brought in as group from inside the pool at 3 pm. If you arrive late or want to leave early, you can use a club boat. No driving or parking is permitted behind the pool.
All children under the age of 12 must have an adult actively supervising them within 8′ at all times. Teens age 12-17 must have a parent present at the pool.
Have fun while at the pool.
Directions to Olds-Robb REC/IM Center:
1. From I-94 take exit 183 (S. Huron St.) and turn North.
2. Continue on S. Huron St. approx. 2 miles and turn left on Jarvis St., just past Powell’s Pub.
3. Continue Jarvis St. until it ends in the REC/IM parking lot also known as the Snow Health Center Parking Lot. ON STAR, etc., does not always work for this location.