Pool session 23rd Feb

Pool session on 23rd of February is cancelled due to some courses taking place at the pool. Normal service the week after though.

General housekeeping for those bringing their own boats please ensure shoes are removed when on the poolside, thanks.

Pool sessions.

The pool sessions will resume as normal for the 15th & 22nd of December, for the 22nd we may have inflatables out  for a period at the start of the session.

Will post details of Boxing day paddle sometime around the weekend.

 

Going in

When you are going in (as in capsize) often the best course of action is to?

  1. Try and stay up.
  2. Go in.

More often than not its best to accept you are going in and the sooner your paddle gets to the water the sooner you get up.

  • Lean and allow the boat to fall.
  • Tuck forwards
  • Stroke
  • Back up and ready to paddle.

The 4 points above describe a support/recovery stroke, where the paddle goes in near the front of the boat then sweeps back and when inline with side of body pulls back in.

If you resist and try and stay up you will be less in control. Whereas the above points describe an active blade.

 

 

Pool sessions

Pool sessions start Sunday 6th October at Wellington Baths 4pm – 5pm

Session will be 50mins, 10-15mins after will be Canoe Polo for improving rolling/balance and skill attainment (bring helmets) for those deemed capable.

NOTE: Non members contact Nigel Evans if you wish to attend the sessions 07976 944350.

Pool Sessions – Start again Sunday 7th October 2012

Pool sessions will start again on Sunday 7th October until March 2013

Our new venue will be Wellington Swimming Pool

Time 4pm until 5pm. (Advise getting to pool for 15mins before session to be sure of prompt start)

Cost £4.00 adult £2.00 child (16 and under) Non Members cost will be £5 adults and £2 children.

We can’t store kayaks at the pool, committee members will try to bring a couple of pool boats to each session but unfortunately this can not be guaranteed, so please bring your own kayak to be sure. (Please remember it must be clean and free from debris.)

This is a great place to improve your paddling technique, so whats stopping you?

Look forward to seeing at the pool.

Pool Session Tonight

6;30pm for two hours at Shortwood pool wellington. The pool is small so people will have to swap around, but its a decent size to learn technique etc.

Personal boats can be bought along [please ensure they are clean] but you will still have to take turns in the pool, and bring paddles and spraydecks if you have them.

If you not been before please contact Nigel to register interest: 07976 944350

That is all‽

CJL

Pool Sessions

Next pool session will be Monday 19th March

6;30pm for two hours at Shortwood pool wellington. The pool is small so people will have to swap around, but its a decent size to learn technique etc.

Personal boats can be bought along [please ensure they are clean] but you will still have to take turns in the pool, and bring paddles and spraydecks if you have them.

If you not been before please contact Nigel to register interest: 07976 944350

That is all‽

CJL

Pool Sessions

With the facilites at Madeley no longer available. We have been able to provisionally procure some pool time. But will need responses to see if viable.

The first session will be the Monday 27th February at 6;30pm for two hours at Shortwood pool wellington. The pool is small so people will have to swap around, maybe 6 at a time [tbc].  A second date on the 5th March is also available.

Personal boats can be bought along [please ensure they are clean] but you will still have to take turns in the pool, and bring paddles if you have them.

Please contact Nigel to register interest: 07976 944350

That is all.
CJL