Pool sessions run from September until May, and all new paddlers must undertake a safety test. This ensures the paddlers’ understanding of pool procedures and canoe safety, for example capsizing and entering or exiting the pool safely. Each session on a Sunday night will have at least one qualified coach & a helper available to help you develop at your own pace. Our main aim is for you to have fun and enjoy your canoeing safely. We are therefore trying to make the 6:30 session focused on early paddlers who would like to progress through their initial PaddlePower Passport award (8-16 yr olds) or their 1 Star award for 16+ & Adults. The 7:10 session will run alternate weeks initially and will aim for a mix of formal coaching for the more advanced Paddlepower Discover awards similar to the 6:30 session with an area set aside for those who wish to be independent, the other week will be Canoe Polo session (see dates below) which will be open to all interested & those doing Paddlepower Discover or 2 star. The 7:50 session will be a more independent session with individual or small group coaching for specific skills if required.
To book pool sessions you will need to register for our booking system https://webcollect.org.
This year from Sept-November we will run Canoe Polo sessions at 7:10 starting on 17th Sept & running alternate weeks. Dec-Jan will be Canoe polo one week & Slalom the next week at 7:10. Feb-Mar will again be alternative Canoe polo. This will enable everyone to have a go at these disciplines & train with our polo & slalom teams.
Some sessions are designed to give skill training in other specific disciplines such as Touring, freestyle & safety – see Webcollect for dates & times that these sessions are running. All other sessions will be general practice & coaching sessions as above.
We also run sessions for under 8’s once a month, this Autumn the dates are: 15/10, 12/11 & 3/12
Our new playboat for juniors at the pool, demo’d by Liam.