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JoshPost subject: Welcome Freshers!! 
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Welcome to the University of Warwick Canoe and Canoe Polo Clubs!

 
 
Our pool sessions are aimed at people of all ability levels, from kayaking experts to complete beginners. All you need to bring to each session is yourself, swimming kit and a t-shirt, and we will supply the rest. At your first pool session you are required to swim 2 lengths and then do a capsize drill whilst supervised and guided by one of our experienced members.
 
 
The sessions are:
 
Canoe
    • Monday 8:30-10:00pm
    • Wednesday 8:30-10:00pm
Canoe Polo
    • Tuesday 8:30-10:00pm
    • Wednesday 8:00-9:00am - Ball throwing practice at Westwood Games Hall
    • Saturday 7:30-9:30pm
 
The first three weeks of term will be FREE taster sessions.
 
After every evening session we go to The Dirty Duck, whilst after ball throwing we frequently go for breakfast at Xananas.
 
 
Tournaments and Competitions
 
Throughout the year, the canoe polo club host and attends a range of indoor and outdoor tournaments that cater to all ability levels. Playing against other clubs and universities is a great way to improve your skills and earn some medals! The year builds up to the fantastic BUCS Canoe Polo Tournament, where university teams from across the country come together for a weekend of polo and drinking (not necessarily in that order), and of course to determine the British university champions.
 
There are squad training sessions on Friday evenings.
 
This year, the canoe club will be participating in the BUCS Wild Water Racing Championship on the River Washburn.
 
Trips
 
The canoe polo club holds trips to the River Leam most Wednesdays, where we practice drills for boat skills, ball skills, and fitness (followed by the pub of course). We will let you know when these trips are happening closer to the time.
 
Throughout the academic year, the canoe club embark on a number of whitewater trips to rivers all around the country, culminating in our annual Easter Tour to Scotland. There are currently 3 weekend trips planned for the first term.
 
In addition to club trips, members will occasionally organise their own peer-paddling trips to rivers and whitewater courses such as Cardiff International White Water. These will normally be advertised on the Facebook group.
 
Socials
 
As well as visits to the pub after sessions we also run a wide variety of socials throughout term time with some of the highlights being pub golf, Christmas meal and our big end of year party. Just in the first term, we have a three legged bar crawl, two circles at POP! and a treasure hunt!
 
 
Sign ups for trips and tournaments will be through our website so if you are interested please make an account for this website. To make an account on the website, follow this link.
 
We look forward to seeing you at a session soon!
 
 
 
Hadyn, Josh, and the rest of the Canoe and Canoe Polo Exec.

Posted:
Wed 6th Sep, 2017
12:29pm
Edited by Josh on Tue 24th Oct 2017, 1:58pm