From September to May we run Pool Sessions on alternate Friday evenings. The price of a pool session is £7 for members £10 non members. These provide an ideal opportunity to sample Kayaking for the first time, under expert supervision, in a very large indoor heated pool.
There is plenty of opportunity to practice your skills and to receive encouragement and tuition, from both our small team of coaches and our friendly experienced members. All sessions are overseen by a qualified lifeguard.
Pool sessions vary in content but usually comprise time for personal paddling, having fun and developing skills. A limited amount of coaching is available from our small team of enthusiastic and motivational coaches. We often finish the sessions with a fun game of Kayak polo.
Our pool sessions normally run from September to May and are on alternate Friday nights at South Norwood Leisure Centre. The sessions run from 8.30pm till 9.45pm and include a range of activities such as skills progression and friendly tips. Younger paddlers are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian and the minimum age is 12 due to the sizes of boats and equipment we have available.
We know it can be daunting to join a new group of people and we try to be a friendly bunch. If you feel it may help you for your first couple of times to be buddied up with somebody, feel free to ask and we will try our best. Whoever is leading the pool session (normally our chairman or pool bunny) will introduce any newcomers to the coaches and let them know the activities for the evening.
Please obey the leisure centre rules, and the instruction of the coaches or session organiser, at all times during a pool session – these are for your safety and help us maintain our good relationship with the leisure centre. If you feel tired or have had enough for the evening, just let us know. Learning a new sport can be tiring, and all of our sessions and events are meant to be fun!