â”¬Ã¡Hi guys! (oh i hate saying that)
As of this Thursday (week 3), the 3-4pm session on a Thursday will be for BEGINNERS ONLY. This gives all you beginners a fantastic chance to come along and have some structured coaching rather than the haphazard help that has been going on so far. The more advanced paddlers will be allowed back in the pool in about 6 weeks time.
Alex(Yellow) and myself will be running the coaching sessions. Any helpers that wish to come along may do so, but the priority for boats will be to the beginners.
So do you count as a beginner? If you have done none or very little paddling before then yes, this is you! We will be taking you from 'zero to hero'. For paddlers who have done a bit more, but feel like your basic skills are rusty, then come along too!
This week we will be covering the basics of forward paddling, backwards paddling and stopping. I will post up on the website every week as to what we are planning to cover in the session.
Tomorrow (Woho) Those of you coming from campus there is a bus at 10:19, make sure you don't miss it! Otherwise meet at Leam boat centre at 11am. Bring some lunch and dry clothes, some old shoes you don't mind getting wet is a good idea too. Cost is â”¬Ãº3 and you'll need some money for the bus as well. Sign up on the website - see details below
Just what it says on the tin! Thursday week 3 (21st) Millenium Balti in Leamington meet there at 7:30. If you're not sure where it is you'll find it on google maps. We'll most likely go to Kelseys bar and evolve after. It's a great night out and the perfect opportunity to get to know others in the club better.
You definitely don't want to miss this one! A weekend trip to South Wales. We'll be leaving on Friday week 3 (22nd) at 4pm and returning on Sunday evening. This is a great introduction to whitewater kayaking, anyone can come as long as you have been to a pool session before and done a swim test and capsize drill.
Cost will be around â”¬Ãº30. This will be confirmed in the next couple of days.
Sign up is on the website (warwickcanoe.co.uk) click on trips. To sign in you need to be a memeber of the club then use your student number (not your IT login name) and the password for warwick sport site
That's just about all for now, any questions just email email@example.com, post something on the forum, or ask someone at a session.
This man-made river stretches for 300 metres of fun but safe rapids and even forms a horseshoe to make walking back to the top easy (which is good because thereÃ”Ã‡Ã–s nothing worse than walking). This trip is the best introduction possible for whitewater and is aimed at people of all abilities.
â”¬Ã¡The date is set for Wednesday 13th Oct, meeting outside the sports centre at 11.30am, returning to campus at about 5.30pm, costing â”¬Ãº5 for the whole trip. You will need swimming gear, shoes you donÃ”Ã‡Ã–t mind getting wet (old trainers are perfect) and a towel, the club can provide everything else, however if you have your own kayaking kit feel free to bring it along.
You will need to be a member of the club. This is for insurance purposes and IÃ”Ã‡Ã–m afraid there are no exceptions. This costs â”¬Ãº5 as well, but that is the cheapest and (in my opinion) the best canoe club membership out there. â”¬Ã¡This can be done at the sports centre or on the Warwick sport website. In addition we need you to have been at a pool session, to ensure you know how to swim and exit a kayak etc.
To sign up:
After joining the club, log in at www.warwickcanoe.co.uk by entering your uni card number and Warwick sport password in the boxes on the left, then click on trips, then Nene trip then click sign up. After this is it will say your sign up is awaiting confirmation. Once itÃ”Ã‡Ã–s confirmed we will email you.
Confirmations will be given on a first come first served basis, although priority will be given to new members.
Any more questions feel free to contact any members of the exec on the website, by email or at a pool session (theyÃ”Ã‡Ã–re the ones looking confused and incompetent).
See you on the river!