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. Please contact us in advance to secure a space
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.