UK Lockdown - Sessions are cancelled until further notice. We will resume when we are able to do so!
The pool sessions are a fantastic way to discover kayaking in a warm and clean environment. You will usually meet several Battersea Canoe Club members who are happy to give some of their time to the newer paddlers in the pool to help them learn the essential skills for kayaking. We usually go to a nearby pub afterwards to unwind and catch up after the session. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about the club and how to get involved.
Sessions are open to the general public who are over 18 years old and can swim 50 meters. However places MUST BE BOOKED as there is a limited amount of kit and in order to prevent the session becoming overcrowded. Book your Place. Note that if you turn up without booking you are likely to be turned away.
Please read and adhere to our Covid Policy.This applies to members and guests.
You will need to arrive 'pool ready', (i.e. swimsuit under clothes), as the reduced number of changing cubicles are solely for use by leaving pool users. Attendees can use the changing cubicles at the end of the session. There are some poolside showers, which can be used at the end of the session. There is a one way system in operation at the pool. You will need to use hand sanitiser, which we will provide, at the begining of the session. No more than 2 people in the pool store at any time. Adhere to social distancing at all times.
Where and When
Every Sunday evening at Clapham Leisure Centre: Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DB.
The session runs from 4.00pm to 5.00pm. You should aim to be changed and poolside by 3:50pm to kit-up and make the most of your time in the pool.
Kayaks and all other kit is provided, so all you need to bring your swimming costume and towel.
Session fees: £10 for members of Battersea and Clapham CCs who can pay for blocks of sessions in advance.
£12 for Guests/Non Members (includes free coaching, free use of kit and hire of pool)
These fees are payable to Battersea Canoe Club. Fees can be paid by bank transfer, (or cash exact amount only), and must be paid before entering the pool. You will be given the club bank account details when you email to book the session.