KAYAKING & CANOEING COURSES

Courses for Canoeing & Kayaking

All British Canoe Awards now include Canoeing and Kayaking together

Please note: many courses get booked up on our Open Day - so please book early

09 Jun 2020

Adult Beginners

7:15pm

  • Wednesday nights

  • No. of sessions: Seven, including the pool session

  • Coach: Judith Stephenson-Hodges, Gordon Merritt and others

  • Inclusive of pool session to be held at Reading Blue Coat School 

  • All participants in adult Kayak courses must be good swimmers, wear their own well fitting buoyancy aid and have a pair of soft shoes suitable for getting wet.

  • We advise warm clothing and a windproof jacket as it gets very cold, even in the summer when the sun goes down and especially when you are wet. You can wear a wet suit, but not long sleeved.

  • Please bring a towel, change of clothes and money for the pub.

After the course has been completed competent paddlers often organise paddle sessions between themselves until end of the season.  We hope to have ‘Club Nights’ on a Wednesday or Thursday.  You must be in groups of 3 or more and have passed your 2* Kayak.

£40

09 Jun 2020

Adult Intermediates

7:15pm

  • Wednesday nights 

  • No. of sessions: Six, also some longer paddles at weekend, to be arranged and possibly the pool session 

  • Coach: Adrian Parsons Gordon Merritt and others

After the course has been completed competent paddlers often organise paddle sessions between themselves until end of the season.  We hope to have ‘Club Nights’ on a Wednesday or Thursday.  You must be in groups of 3 or more and have passed your 2* Kayak.

£40

10 May 2020

Junior Beginners

5:30pm to 6:30pm

British Canoeing now teach under 16’s Paddlepower instead of the old Star Awards. 

This course is for children aged 9+.  All participants in junior Kayak courses must have passed the swim test, have their own well fitting buoyancy aid and have a pair of soft shoes suitable for getting wet.

We advise warm clothing and a windproof jacket, as it gets very cold, even in the summer when the sun goes down, especially when you are wet.  Please bring a towel and a change of clothes. You can wear a wetsuit, but not long sleeved.

  • No. of sessions: seven, including the pool

  • Monday nights: May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24

  • Inclusive of pool session to be held at Reading Blue Coat School 

  • Less than £6.00 a session!

£40

10 May 2020

Junior Intermediates (BCU 2*)

6:45pm - 7:45pm

British Canoeing now teach under 16’s Paddlepower instead of the old Star Awards. 

This course is for children aged 9+.  All participants in junior Kayak courses must have passed the swim test, have their own well fitting buoyancy aid and have a pair of soft shoes suitable for getting wet.

We advise warm clothing and a windproof jacket, as it gets very cold, even in the summer when the sun goes down, especially when you are wet.  Please bring a towel and a change of clothes. You can wear a wetsuit, but not long sleeved.

  • No. of sessions: seven, including the pool session

  • ​Dates: May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24

  • Inclusive of pool session at Reading Blue Coat School.

£40

10 May 2020

Minis Introduction (School Years 3-4)

5:30pm-6:15pm

The idea is to introduce the youngsters to kayaking and open canoeing or build on skills. Participants do not need to have passed the swim test (although they should be able to swim 50 metres and be confident in and around river water), but MUST have their own, well fitting buoyancy aid and have a pair of soft shoes suitable for getting wet.

  • ​Monday nights: May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24

  • No. of sessions: seven, including the pool

  • Inclusive of pool session to be held at Reading Blue Coat School.

  • We advise warm clothing and a windproof jacket as it gets very cold, even in the summer when the sun goes down, especially when you are wet.​

  • Please bring a towel and a change of clothes.

£40

08 May 2020

Pool Session

5:30pm (Minis), 6:00pm (Juniors & Adult beginners)

  • Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning, RG4 6SU

  • Finishes at 6:45pm

Inclusive with some courses

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