Developing Your Skills
Tuesday Night & Introduction Sessions
Introductory Skills and ‘Learn to Paddle’ sessions take place on Tuesday nights between April and August. You should check the calendar page for dates of specific sessions. You should also use the form on this page to contact us so that we will expect you and can be prepared.
During these sessions you will be introduced to the club code of conduct, expectations and the what the sport involves. You will be given the opportunity to get out on the canal in a suitable boat with a suitable qualified member.
Don’t worry, we will provide all the equipment you need. When you use the enquires form, or email us, further information will be provided. This will include details about what to wear and bring to your first session.
When you have mastered the basics, you will be able to join our general flat water paddles on Fridays. As you become more experienced and proficient, you will have the opportunity to develop skills based on your paddling interests. At present the club focusses on marathon racing, white water paddling or just longer paddles or touring.
For those interested in marathon racing, we run fitness and coaching sessions on weekends. Tuesday nights see most racers out on individual training exercises.
The white water group use the rapids at Symonds Yat on Tuesday evenings from May until August. As you progress, you will be able to join in the winter white water activities.
Club Skill Levels
The above are our internal skills categories. For more details information about specific skills please visit the Canoe England website.
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