Join us for a taster session before committing to a membership
Open to all, a Bath Canoe Club taster session is a great way to try out paddling. It’s a 3-hour qualified instructor-led introduction to Paddlesports, setting off from our clubhouse onto the River Avon.
You will earn the British Canoeing Paddle Start award.
Choose one of our available dates to get started.
Join us and get a discount on our Paddle Discover and Paddle Explore courses. As a member, you'll have free access to all our club trips and events, weekly pool sessions, and use of our clubhouse facilities and equipment.
Under 18 year olds: anyone 6 years or over can join the club with written consent from a parent or guardian.
The club is entirely run by friendly volunteers, which includes qualified coaches who provide the following British Canoeing Paddle Awards between April and September each year.
Boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, helmets, and spray decks are provided. The club has changing rooms and showers. Please wear clothes that can get wet, a wetsuit is good but not essential, depending on the weather. Bring a towel and spare dry clothes!
You don’t need to become a member to take part in the courses but if you do then you will receive a discount on the courses!
Who needs to do the courses?
All new members whose personal skills are not Paddle Explore standard are expected to take the Paddle Discover and Paddle Explore courses. Trip Leaders will want to know that members joining Bath Canoe Club trips meet (or exceed) this minimum standard.
PADDLE DISCOVER (6 EVENINGS)
Enables the paddler to develop decision making and fundamental skills
Your Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.
Thursday Evenings15 June - 20 July
PADDLE EXPLORE (4 EVENINGS)
An award that empowers and supports the individual paddler
Your Explore Award gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits what you need. Learning to make confident choices with this individualised approach. Recognising your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.