The pool sessions we run every year start in September / October. We use the swimming pool at Colwyn Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay. The sessions are a great way of meeting other members and the club coaches , it is also a good way of getting paddling time in warm clean water!
We prefer new and/or novice members to attend the pool sessions to gain some initial experience, learn some basic skills and become comfortable in boats before we venture out on to outdoor paddling environments.
For the pool sessions we suggest swim wear (water shorts, bathing costume etc) and a T-shirt are worn. Wet suits and similar “outdoor” clothing make you very hot when worn in the pool environment and are probably not the best option. In addition long time exposure of wet suits and spray decks to the chlorine in the water can damage the neoprene they are made of , it is good practice to rinse them in clean water afterwards.
We have a YouTube video that shows an example of some of the activities we get up to in the pool, and you can view it here
We try and structure the pool sessions to suit paddlers ability, and age.
If you are a coach and wish to assist with the pool sessions as part of your coaching level qualifications and experience please contact the Club Chair through options on the contact us page to discuss this.
Club / Council Kayaks are available at the Leisure Centre during the pool sessions.
Personal kayaks (whitewater ONLY due to space) are permitted in the pool but MUST be clean before going in the water and free of all leaves, mud twigs etc.
The pool staff do occasionally inspect kayaks for cleanliness before they’re taken into the pool, and we don’t want to lose this facility so keep ’em clean folks!
As the sessions take place in council facilities, we ask all members familiarise themselves with the council rules for using the swimming pool in conjunction with our own policies – pool requirements.