Learning and Development

Learning is an integral part of personal development in Paddlesports and our volunteers are always happy to help with skills development or recommend options to continue support your personal development goals, through our development plan.

When there is enough interest we also help facilitate courses with either internal or external providers.

Tips for Learning and Development

Tips for Planning your own Activities

As a club we aim to support our members towards becoming safe independent paddlers. We recommend everyone builds up experience gradually, starting with shorter distances in sheltered environments before considering longer and more adventurous activities.

There are two resources that we recommend you complete before going out independently  British Canoeing Introduction to Paddlesports eLearning and watch the following British Canoeing Safety Video 

While we do offer training through our club activities outside of this, we also welcome our members to request support from club officials, experienced coaches and leaders. Members can request help for reviewing their planning or even ask our community of paddlers for an experienced team member to accompany them on a journey they have planned. 

Although not exhaustive, we have listed just a few websites and tools that may help planning your own paddling trip or journey. 

Remember even with planning in place, you must always take care to review on the day risks and conditions before attempting your activity and that it is sensible to make a decision not to paddle if anything you observe appears unsuitable or unsafe including any equipment, clothing, river conditions, weather