|Can I join your club?
||The simple answer is yes. The only condition is that you are over 7 years old and must be able to swim 50 metres unaided.You don’t have to join immediately, you can try us out for 4 weeks before paying your membership fees.
||How do I enrol on a session?
||You need to report to the Club House to the right of the car park to pay and obtain a band before the sessions.
|Can I borrow equipment?
||During the sessions all equipment is provided within the session cost: Kayak, Paddle and Spraydeck. Once paddlers get more experienced they tend to buy their own paddle and spraydeck but it’s always best to get advice first before spending lots of money.
|What clothing do I need to wear?
||When paddling on the indoor pool all you need to wear is your usual swimming costume; however Bikinis are not advisable.
|I’ve just bought a Kayak and can you suggest any water were I can go and paddle?
||Firstly I would always advice you learn the skill before buying your own boat. Retailers will happily sell you a boat, but it may not meet your needs. Build up your skills first then decide what is the most appropriate boat to buy. If you do buy a boat before you have started paddling, then ask the retail details of your nearest club so you can learn in the safest possible environment. When I receive emails asking for locations to paddle I will always advise you to come to the club first to learn the techniques. Remember always paddle in groups of no less then 3 and with a qualified instructor. Be safe, canoeing is an extremely enjoyable sport, but doing it without the proper skills and preparation puts yourself in danger and brings the sport in to disrepute.
|Do you run rolling courses?
||sessions are run in such a ways as to provide tailored coaching to meet your needs. So although we don’t run a specific rolling course we will teach you to roll if you ask, we can even teach you the skills to prevent the need to roll.