Paddling sessions and where we meet
The club has two "homes". These are our Club House at Colt Hill which is on the Basingstoke Canal near Odiham and the QMC Sports Centre Swimming Pool, Basingstoke.
Our main Club night is Wednesday evening. We are currently meeting at the QMC Pool on Wednesday evenings and will continue to do so until we move to the Basingstoke Canal in April. Look at our club sessions page to find out more.
BCU Aquatic First Aid Level 1
Typically the Club runs two level 1 Aquatic First Aid Courses each year. The next course will be on Saturday 10th February 2018.
Holding an 8 hour first aid qualification is a requirement for BCU Coaches level 1 and 2 and for the Pool Endorsement. We recommend that all canoeists should hold at least an 8 hour qualification, such as the BCU Level 1 Aquatic First Aid.
BCU Aquatic First Aid Level 2
This is the 16 hour first aid course. Attendance on the Level 1 course within the previous 4 weeks is a pre-requisite for the Level 2 course. The next Level 2 course will be on Saturday 10th February 2018 (L1 day) and Sunday 11th February 2018 (L2 day).
Holding an 16 hour first aid qualification is a requiement for BCU Level 3 Coaches and new level 2 coaches with moderate water endorsement.
Junior Intro Course
(PaddlePower Start & Passport)
Starting 10th January 2018
This is will be a beginners kayaking course aimed at juniors (under 12). The course will comprise 6 1/2 hour sessions (with 15 min beforehand to get ready) in the warmth of the QMC swimming pool. There will also be a Saturday session on the Basingstoke Canal (Odiham) organised at a time to suit the participants. This session will be when the weather is warmer as young people kayaking in the winter get cold very quickly.
PaddlePower Discover / 2 Star
Starting 3rd January 2018
This course course is aimed at those who have completed the PaddlePower Passport or 1 Star and who wish to complete their PaddlePower Discover (levels 6 to 9). The course will comprise three sessions in the Queen Mary's College Swimming Pool and two outdoor sessions on the Basingstoke canal our at Colt Hill Clubhouse, Odiham. Upon request we can also ensure that the course meets current 2 Star requirements and testing for 2 Star can be organised separately.
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