This is the Wednesday evening pool programme for Autumn 2021. It includes skills sessions, dedicated to learning and refreshing specific skills, and open sessions, for you to do with as you please. We strive to have coaches available on the 7:15, 7:45 and 8:15 sessions. 

Please check the programme regularly - things may change slightly as the season progresses. 

We are currently reviewing the pool booking system, so please also check this site before booking, to make sure you have the latest booking information


Basingstoke & Deane Canoe Club ~~ Pool Programme ~~ Autumn 2021

Date 7:15-7:45 7:45-8:15 8:15-8:45 8:45-9:15
7 September Colt Hill
15 September Open / Capsize Skills Open / Capsize Skills Open Open
22 September Open / Capsize Skills

Open / Capsize Skills

Open Open
29 September Open Open Open Open
6 October Pool Closed (QMC Open Day)
13 October Open / Junior Capsize and Rescue Open Double Open - Moving Water Skills / 2 x Open
20 October Open / Junior Capsize and Rescue Open Double Open - Rescue Training and Refresher / 2 x Open
27 October Open / Junior Open Open Course - FSRT / 2 x Open
3 November Open / Junior Open Open Course - FSRT / 2 x Open
10 November Junior Open - Moving water Skills Open Open  Open
17 November Open / Junior Open Open Rolling Clinic
24 November Open / Junior Open Open Rolling Clinic
1 December Open / Junior Open Open Rolling Clinic
8 December Open / Junior Open Open Moving Water Skills / 2x Open
15 December Open / Junior Open Open Moving Water Skills / 2x Open
22 December Games Night Moving Water Skills / 2x Open
29 December No Pool Session

Booking your pool session

Booking your Pool Session

You can currently book all "open sessions" be emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is temporary - we will shortly be moving to a new system.

All standard open sessions are 1/2 hour slots. If you want to paddle for a hour, and if there is space, you simply book two slots. If it is a themed open session (for example, Moving Water Skills) you book the same way. If it is a double themed open you need to book both sessions. The booking slot for each week starts at 9:30pm the week before (immediately after the preceding week's pool session) and closes at 10am on Tuesday (the night before the pool session). This operates on a first-come-first-served basis. During busy periods some sessions may fill up and you may be offered an alternative session. 

Pool session information

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your session is due to start. For the 7.15pm sessions, all participants must be changed and already in buoyancy aids at 7.15.

Please note that you cannot enter the pool area before 7pm. However you can start to get changed for this time.

For the all open sessions we will aim to have at least one coach (preferably more) available for tuition and advice.

Sessions / pool costs and payments

Open sessions are 30 minutes and cost £5 per session. This includes to the option of using all the equipment you need for the session – boat, paddles, buoyancy aid and helmet when required. The fee is set by the club to ensure we cover the cost of hiring the pool from QMC and maintaining the fleet of pool boats over the entire pool season.

Who can take part in pool sessions?

BADCC pool sessions are for Club members and those taking part in club courses. Members of other local canoe clubs may also use the pool by individual agreement. Non-members are allowed one taster session and must then join the Club.

All first time users must do a "pool induction". 

What should I wear?

While it is up to you most people find it comfortable to wear their normal swimming costume plus a teeshirt and shorts as you will often be in and out of the water and boat!

 Can I use my own equipment?

You may use your own boat at the pool. However the fee remains the same. Your equipment must be cleaned before you arrive at the pool and then rinsed with the poolside hose pipe. The pool lifeguard will advise if use of your own equipment is appropriate for a particular session and point out where the hose is located.

Who can I talk to?

Hopefully someone from the club will have introduced themselves to you when you arrive at the pool. If we are busy look out for one of these people as they are best able to answer all your paddling questions

All first time users must take part in the pool induction training session. After the first taster session BADCC requires everyone that takes part in a pool session are or become a club member.