Hello and welcome to Loughborough Canoe Club!
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Come along to our taster sessions to find out about the club and have a go at paddling!
This year we are running 4 sessions:
Meet outside the swimming pool for 7:45pm, bring a spare change of clothes and you will have to pass a 50m swim test on arrival
Book a taster session on the Lboro Sport App!
Sessions appear 24 hours prior to the session start time and have a limited number of spaces
Throughout the year freshers will be taught the basic skills to paddling and how to rescue themselves. Returners will be available to coach members during the general sessions with the training aiming to be complete by term 2.
Everyone learns in different ways and at different times so training will be catered to the individual whilst covering the following:
This year polo sessions are led by Jess Webb, the captain of the U21 GB women's squad. We usually introduce polo slowly once members have learnt how to control the boat. Our club has been very successful in polo over the last few years so leading up to competitions we train polo once a week and do regular training at the canal. Some members also travel up to HPP and join Marco Polo canoe club.
Whitewater is the core of this club with annual trips to the Tees and Dee. Members often use the whitewater course at Nottingham to progress their skills after they have paddled along the canal and at Nene whitewater at the start of the year. All skills learnt enable members to take part in BUCS wildwater racing and slalom as well as kayaking festivals such as NSR and the Dewerstone European open.
In addition to polo and whitewater we also train in canoe sprint and freestyle! Many returners like the challenge of learning freestyle moves in the pool and on whitewater once they have mastered the core skills. Sprint makes its debut as a BUCS event this year and naturally, we have purchased equipment in order to train for it.
Members who are studying full-time and want access to all membership benefits
Generally purchased by placement students / staff members who still wish to join the club (Need to agree with chair beforehand)
For club alumni who wish to partake in all club activities
This membership is for club alumni who wish to just come along to pool sessions and have their own kit
Bought in semester 2 of the academic year and receive all membership perks
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