Club Sessions

All those attending club sessions must have booked in advance and be a member of the club with either Temporary or Full membership

The club welcomes all new members and offers a chance to take out Temporary membership (for two sessions) before joining as a Full Club member.

Saturday Mornings (All year – excluding Bank Holiday Saturdays, or unless otherwise notified)

Club sessions on Saturday mornings cover a wide range of activities:

  • Social paddling up the river
  • Skills sessions on the lake
  • Beginners’ and intermediate sessions on the lake
  • Sessions for those wanting to paddle on the back channels (subject to the course being available)
  • Sessions for those wanting to paddle on the main course (subject to the course being available)

All sessions are subject to the availability of our volunteer coaches – sessions will be limited on the EOLA booking system to an appropriate number and type of coaches available. If there are no slots left on the day that you are looking for then it is likely that the session is full.

Sessions are normally posted a week or two in advance.

Saturday Afternoons (January – Easter only)

Pool sessions at the Ken Martin Leisure Centre at Bulwell, open access sessions for learning water confidence and learning to roll.  3.30pm to 5.15pm – Cost £7.00

These can be booked through the booking portal and are normally posted in 3 week blocks.

Thursday Evenings (Easter – October only)

Open paddling and coaching sessions for more competent paddlers.  Often run as pre-booked sessions to meet the needs of paddlers, or as casual peer sessions.  Please enquire via the club secretary for more details. Start time is usually 6pm.

Whitewater and Backchannels sessions may be available on Thursday Evenings.

Slalom Coaching (Different evenings and times)

Slalom coaching sessions are far more structured than the recreational sessions and spaces are limited on each session.  Paddlers wanting to try slalom, receive slalom coaching or join on of the coaching squads should contact the slalom representative.

Raft racing training

Running on Wednesday and Friday evenings all year round