*/ summer /* albuquerque Wednesday Pool Sessions — 8:00 pM to 9:40 pM (May-July)

Pool sessions every Wednesday night (except July 3rd) at the

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, 5520 Wyoming Ave NE ABQ, NM (map)

Bring your boat, come out to the pool and work on your skills and have some fun!

  • South side gate opens at 7:45PM for unloading (after unloading, please park in the paved lot outside the gated area).

  • Before entering pool area, check in with the AWC attendant (usually Scott Carpenter).

  • Make sure your boat and paddle are clean! There is a hose available outside the pool area just for this!!! Boats can go in the pool at 8:00pm.

  • At 9:40 we pull the lanes. Everyone must be off the premises by10:00pm. Gates locked!

  • You must be an Adobe Whitewater Club Member to participate. There is no cost if you are also a member of the American Canoe Association (bring your ACA card with you). It is $5/session if you not an ACA member. All participants must have an ACA Waiver on file. If you have signed an online waiver, please print it and bring it with you.

We always have fun seeing other folks and brushing up skills for those weekend river plans.

See you Wednesday!!!

JCC Summer Pool Sessions - Hosted by the Adobe Whitewater Club of New Mexico

JCC Summer Pool Sessions - Hosted by the Adobe Whitewater Club of New Mexico

*/ Winter /* Rio Rancho Saturday Pool Sessions — 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM (October-April)

Hosted by the Greater ABQ & Santa Fe Kayak/SUP/Canoe/Raft Community Meetup Group

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, 745 Loma Colorado St NE, Rio Rancho, NM (map)

Bring your kayak, come out to the pool, and work on your skills and have some fun. Cost is $5.00. We can use the pool until 11:50am. Each person will need to sign a hold harmless agreement before entering the pool.

Kayaks must be washed before they will be allowed in the pool. They have a hose which you can use.


Go to the front desk and pay your $5.00 and sign a waiver (need to sign waiver only one time)

Drive vehicle or walk to back door and enter pool.

Make sure kayak is clean!

Have fun.

Open Kayaking in Santa Fe – Genoveva Chavez Community Center

Hosted by the Greater ABQ & Santa Fe Kayak/SUP/Canoe/Raft Community Meetup Group

Please Note: There is no “host” for the meet ups located in the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.

The GCCC pool opens for kayakers at 6:00pm.

Bring your boat to the back entrance then be sure to park in the parking lot. You will need to register when you bring your boat in, rinse off your boat, and read the other rules.

Please be sure to pay the $10 fee at front desk (it can be after you bring your kayak in)

Kayakers must exit the pool by 8:00pm

Taos Youth and Family Center

The Taos Youth and Family Center at 407 Paseo del Canon, East, Taos, New Mexico told us we can bring kayaks to the pool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11:00 am and noon.

They asked that we call ahead to let them know (575) 758-4160.

Adult admission is $3 per session or a 10 punch pass for $25 or a 30 punch pass for $50.


2018 Thursday Night JCC Pool Sessions – 7:45 – 9:30

  • May 03            June 07           July 05  No pool session!          Aug 02 make-up session Cancelled – lightning

  • May 10            June 14           July 12  Cancelled                      Aug 09 make-up session Cancelled – lightning

  • May 17            June 21           July 19                                          Aug 16 make-up session

  • May 24            June 28           July 26  Cancelled – lightning      Aug 23 make-up session

  • May 31

Sessions cancelled due to lightning will be made up in the weeks after the last session.

The JCC of Greater Albuquerque, 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87109, MAP

What you need to do:

  1. The south gate at the JCC opens at 7:45 pm. You can drive your car to the pool to unload boats. Please unload quickly and move your vehicle to the main parking area ASAP.

  2. Pool does not open until 8:00pm

  3. Sign-in and pay (details below)

  4. Please rinse all dirt off your your boats before entering the pool area. A hose is provided.

  5. We are allowed to use the changing rooms.

  6. We can paddle until 9:30. At that time, please help lifeguards pull the lane dividers.

  7. All boats, vehicles and people must be off the premises by 10:00 pm!

  8. Bring a flashlight or head lamp. The boat loading area gets very dark!

Payments and Paperwork

  • You must be a member of the Adobe Whitewater Club to attend the pool sessions.

  • Pool Sessions are FREE to AWC members

  • ACA Fee $5 per person if you are not a member of the American Canoe Association (ACA)

Your first visit will require lots of paperwork, or confirmation of on-line renewals, so please come prepared and be patient.

The annual JCC waiver is easy and will be kept on file at the JCC.

Be sure to renew your required Adobe Whitewater Club (AWC) membership, on-line if possible.

And to avoid the weekly $5 American Canoe Association (ACA) insurance fee, simply register as a PAC affiliated member (Adobe Whitewater Club) for $30 individual or $40 family annual membership. Then fill out the on-line ACA waiver using the link below, print it, and bring to the pool to be added to the pool session book. You will be required to show your ACA card/printout indicating Member # and expiration date the first time, or fill out the weekly insurance waiver sheet and pay $5 fee.

You can use the regular online waivers on the ACA website for the JCC pool sessions. The submitter will need to bring a copy of the completed form or submit it electronically.
AWC is a Paddle America Club so that is the section that submitters will use http://www.americancanoe.org/page/Waivers.