Suitable for beginners wanting to gain confidence on a SUP including self rescues using a variety of techniques to see what works best for you.
By inviting you to practice in a warm pool with varying degrees in depth, this allows you the opportunity to try new techniques in a safe and controlled environment. This in turn should reduce anxiety when you move on to using these techniques in open waters.
Sharron will be covering self rescue, assisting others on to their board and look at rescuing an unconscious paddler.
We will be discussing the importance of buoyancy aids, waist leashes and various items necessary, to pack in your dry bag.
Ann is offering limited spaces for kayaks in these sessions. You will have the opportunity to practice a wide range of skills including capsizing, self rescues, rolling, peer rescues and multi craft (kayak and SUP) rescues.
We will also have Panda, our First Aider Instructor and Paramedic, poolside. Offering vital information and a practical session in what to do in the event of a medical emergency. With extra instruction for in and around the water.
There is the opportunity to work in small supportive groups at your own pace to achieve your own goals.
Paddling is a fun activity, by partaking in this session this will aid you to be more confident when taking to the outdoors.
Ann, Sharron and Emma are British Canoeing Qualified Instructors/Coaches and between us have a wealth of knowledge to assist you.
If you wish to have a 1-1 with one of us, there will be a further cost of £20 for 30 minutes. If this is of interest to you, please bring this to our attention, prior to booking.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18, who will assume parental responsibility.
Recommended clothing for your pool session would be shorts/leggings and t-shirt over swim wear. You may want some beach water shoes to wear, although not essential, help keep your feet warm. These must be clean and new (not used for paddling). Please bring something warm to wrap around yourself when poolside as there will be a rotation between sessions and you may be out of the pool after getting wet for some first aid tuition. We recommend a jumper/ fleece you don’t mind getting wet but as a layer to keep warm.
No food or drink allowed poolside. It is advisable to wait at least 30 minutes after eating, prior to the session as there is likely to be some exertion. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
You should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session in order to be signed in and changed ready for the session to start. We strongly advise wearing shorts and t shirt as a minimum over swimwear and bringing goggles and nose clip. Further information will be sent after booking and payment received.
Please note you cannot bring your own kayak or SUP. Potentially your own paddle and spray deck but these must be thoroughly washed and cleaned before being used in the pool. This will be at the coaches discretion if equipment is clean enough to use.
£35 per person