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Beginner courses

Attendance on a beginner course is mandatory for all new members with limited or no previous paddling experience. Members with reasonable paddling experience may not need a beginner course but will be required to undertake a short assessment prior to joining. The minimum age for membership is 12.

The beginner course is provided as a membership benefit and there is no additional charge. Courses are available to new members only, the club does not provide instruction for non-members.

New member beginner courses usually run from April to August and extend over four sessions. An indoor swimming pool session is also included when the pool is available. You will need to be available for all sessions.


2023 course dates will be available on here in Jan/Feb next year. Please check back.



Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Pool Session
April Saturday 2nd April @13:00 Saturday 9th April @13:00 Saturday 23rd April @13:00 Saturday 30th April @13:00 Saturday 30th April @19:30 Course completed
May Saturday 7th May @13:00 Saturday 14th May @13:00 Saturday 21st May @13:00 Saturday 28th May @13:00 Sunday 29th May @19:30 Course completed
May Evening Monday 2nd May @18:00 Monday 9th May @18:00 Monday 16th May @18:00 Monday 23rd May @18:00 Saturday 21st May @19:30 Course completed
June Saturday 4th June @13:00 Saturday 11th June @13:00 Saturday 18th June @13:00 Saturday 25th June @13:00 Saturday 18th June @19:30 Course completed
June Evening Monday 6th June @18:00 Monday 13th June @18:00 Monday 20th June @18:00 Monday 27th June @18:00 Sunday 26th June @19:30 Course completed
July Saturday 2nd July @13:00 Saturday 9th July @13:00 Saturday 16th July @13:00 Saturday 23rd July @13:00 Saturday 23rd July @19:30 Course completed
August Saturday 30th July @13:00 Saturday 6th August @13:00 Saturday 13th August @13:00 Saturday 20th August @13:00 Sunday 21st August @19:30 Course fully booked
Junior course Monday 25th July @10:00 Tuesday 26th July @10:00 Wednesday 27th July @10:00 Thursday 28th July @10:00 Session 5 Friday 29th July @10:00 Saturday 30th July @ 19:30 Course completed

Before applying for a place on a beginner course please contact the Membership Secretary to confirm course availability.