Learning to paddle

The club has a long tradition of introducing newcomers to paddling.

We don’t usually recommend teaching for children under the age of 10. Equipment is not suitably sized for smaller children, and our pool sessions often do not finish until 10pm.

Some level of fitness is needed. Learning to paddle does involve lots of capsizing and swimming, so it can be strenuous. One of the basic skills is the ability to get back into a kayak, from the water, after a capsize, and this requires some degree of agility. A willingness to get wet is essential. Please discuss it with us if in doubt.