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Paddlesport Training

As a club, we are committed to skill development and to catering for all ages and abilities. You can start from scratch and learn the basics, and develop into a confident paddler in open canoe or kayak.

At the heart of our training programme are the Wednesday night sessions on the River Avon at Saltford, which run throughout the summer. These are led by our coaches and experienced paddlers, and all kit can be hired from the club. You can work towards one of the British Canoeing Paddle Awards – Paddle Start, Paddle Discover and Paddle Explore.

We also run pool sessions at Yate Leisure Centre once a month where you can practise capsizes and rescues and learn to roll in warm water with coaches on hand to help you. Boats and kit are provided – just bring your swimming costume!

We support our experienced paddlers to develop their coaching, leadership and rescue skills so that they in turn can help others.

Each year we run two special weekends away: the Biblins summer camp on the banks of the River Wye where you can camp or stay in a bunk house, play on the renowned Symonds Yat rapids and take part in a journey as a group; and the White Water weekend in Devon in the late Autumn where you can have fun developing your white-water skills in a kayak or canoe on the lovely Devon rivers.

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