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the club has a range of facilities and sessions that provide lots of options for its members. This means whether you’re totally new to the sport or a seasoned pro, we have something that will suit you. the main aim of the club is to progress members to being white water paddlers. This means we’ll support and develop you to be able to run rivers across Scotland.

Between March and October the club has its outdoor sessions which are held at  Pinkston Watersports. These sessions start at 7pm and end at 8.30pm. Please bring appropriate clothing and be there sharp with time to get ready.

The clubs move to Pinkston from its original venue at Strathclyde Park was initiated by the opening of the custom built facilities at Pinkston combined with the temporary closure of Strathclyde Park due to the Commonwealth Games in 2014. After the trial period at Pinkston a vote was held with just short of 90% of the membership voting to move to the new facility.

Between October and March the winter pool sessions are held at The Time Capsule pool, Coatbridge on a Wednesday evening from 7pm. We ask all members to arrive 15 minutes before to get ready and get equipment.  We use a booking system to allow us to manage numbers at the pool. More information on this can be found below.

The club also runs white water sessions at Pinkston Watersports and do these in 3 formats

Open Sessions

Open sessions are designed to be ‘pay and play’ and allows members to come along and practice their skills or generally just have fun. These sessions will not be supported by a coach however participants will be expected to demonstrate a specific level of competency before they are allowed to use these facilities (equivalent to BCU 3 star inland, people without this qualification can be signed off as competent by a coach). At these sessions the club will require the relevant support to meet the on site requirements of the Pinkston management group such as First Aid and rescue qualifications,

Coached sessions

There will be coached sessions put on periodically by the club where the target groups will range from intro white water paddling, to 3 star level training. These sessions will be organised by a coach who will set the skill level required.

Supported Sessions

For those that have built up the basics at our coached session the club provides supported session which are slightly more hands off, and a great opportunity to practice your skills without being of 3 star standard.

To take part in one of the session pre booking is necessary. Due to the format of the booking we will also require the fee to be paid up front as the club are required to make non refundable commitment to the centre 2 weeks before each session. Cost for each session is £10

Any new members for the white water sessions are required to contact us before booking.  Information how to do this can be found on the contact page of this site.

New comers are eligible for 2 introductory sessions (water usage charges are £4 for kids and £6 for adults, but the first Pinkston session is totally FREE) before you are asked to become a member. This allows you the opportunity to see if the sport is for you.

What you need

The club has all the equipment you need to get into the sport. We are able to provide you with boats, paddles and spray decks.

Outdoor flat water Sessions

When attending a flat water session please make sure you bring the following equipment with you

  • Wet / dry suit if you have one. Otherwise old clothing that you don’t mind getting wet is the best option
  • Old pair of trainers or wetsuit boots
  • Sun cream, It’s easy to get burned on the water if the weather is nice.
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into afterwards
  • Other items that may be useful are goggles, nose clip and rash vest.
  • If you have any of your own paddling/watersports gear we encourage you to bring this as club equipment is limited.

Pool Sessions

When attending a pool session please make sure you bring the following equipment with you

  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into afterwards
  • Other items that may be useful are goggles, nose clip and rash vest.

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