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Paddle Awards

Paddle Awards

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



Paddlesport Safety and                            Award details coming soon 

Rescue Award                                             


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.




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