Pool Sessions

What Are They?

Pool sessions are a fantastic opportunity for you to practise key skills in a sheltered and, most importantly, warm environment. Our BCU qualified coaches will be there to assist you with learning how to:

- Capsize and exit the boat safely and build water confidence

- Rescue other paddlers in difficulty

- Self-rescue yourself from the water

- Roll the Kayak and or improve your roll and develop other paddle skills 

These skills are essential for anyone who wants to try white-water kayaking, and are very useful for all other disciplines. You don’t have to be a member to come to one of our pool sessions; they’re a great way to meet new people, make friends, and enjoy kayaking with people of a similar mind-set. We often have new people visit us most weeks, so don’t be afraid to give it a go! There are two different pool sessions within the week, further details below:

Woking Pool in the Park

  • Who: There is no need to be a club member, it’s open to all.

  • Time: 8:45pm - 9:45pm on Wednesday Evenings (arrive for 8:30pm in the centre foyer).

  • Other: Lockers take 20p, parking is free. 

You don’t need to worry about kit, just make sure you bring some swimming gear. If you have your own boat, paddle, or spray-deck, then you’re welcome to bring it along. It’s a great evening for beginners and experienced paddlers alike to practice skills and have fun.

Coaching is available if needed, led by Qualified and CRB/DBS Checked club coaches. The coaching is available to all on an ad-hoc basis, there isn’t any pre-booking required. 

Polo Sessions at Woking Pool

Every 2nd Wednesday of each month there will be a Polo session. This is still open to all, but you will need to be a competent paddler to take part (safe capsize essential, roll desirable but not essential).

If you’d like to attend a polo session, please remember to bring a helmet and buoyancy aid. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you can borrow one from the club.

Guildford Lido

  • Who: There is no need to be a club member, it’s open to all.

  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm on Monday Evenings.

  • Summer only; usually runs from May – August but check with the club for full schedule.

  • Own boat and kit needed.

  • Adults need to be competent and responsible for yourself, there is a small amount of ad-hoc support available.

  • Juniors can receive some coaching and assistance from registered approved coaches, and learn skills such as safe capsize to rolling.

Scout and youth groups and other Kayak Clubs with own coaches welcome 

All Coaches need to pre-register for approval by evidencing qualification and CRB/DBS/Scout permit with David Moss at addlestonecc@gmail.com

No need for club membership of Addlestone or pre-booking

For more information including pricing see the Lido Notice. If you are interested in helping out or coaching, please read the Lido Operating Instructions and Registration Form for Coaches as well.

I Want to Join in

Sessions are open to non-ACC members. You can see the updated schedule (if any changes) on the Events Calendar page - some sessions may be cancelled / moved due to other activities.