If you're looking to get in a boat for the first time, then the Paddle Awards are for you! The awards will develop your confidence in the craft you choose in a sheltered water environment, developing your fundamental skills and decision making skills, enabling you to start your lifelong journey into paddlesport
Aquatic Leisure runs training sessions for individuals, groups of up to 8 people, and organise's regular training courses including courses upon request to meet customers needs. Please see below for a range of courses run by Aquatic Leisure. If the course you require is not listed below please contact me to discuss your training requirements. Private course bookings welcome.
One 2 One Coaching One 2 one coaching is provided for individuals looking to progress their personal paddling knowledge and skills, whether its
to be introduced to canoeing, to gain a paddling award, to practice that stroke your struggling to get to grips with, or to help
people build their confidence in another paddling discipline. Please get in touch to discuss your training requirements.
From January 2019 the British Canoeing Awards have changed from the Old Star Awards to the new Performance Awards
Paddle Start Award Experience your first session on the water; learning useful skills for an enjoyable paddling experience. It aims to provide you
with the basic knowledge to enable you to safely get in and out of your boat, make it move and return to your start point.
This is your first step into the world of paddling, ensuring you feel safe, confident and ready to progress to the Discover
Paddle Discover Award 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.
Paddle Explore Award 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
Foundation Safety and Fundamentally this course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills Rescue Test that can be applied appropriately. The course aims to provide the student with the key safety & rescue skills required to
operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies. These skills will then form
the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU Scheme.
The course has two purposes:
1. To provide the paddler with the necessary skills which will enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others.
2. To provide the paddler with the appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and others in difficulty.
Bespoke Training Bespoke training can be arranged for your group, club or company as required for your instructors development, please
contact us to discuss your training requirements.