Beginners Course

For those who have never paddled before or have little experience our friendly coaches have designed a beginners course that is suitable for anyone who fancies dipping their toe in the water.

In the autumn and winter months the courses are held at Cardiff International Pool over 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 8pm until 9pm. In the spring and summer months the courses are held outdoors on the river Taff, where we offer a course to be completed over 1 half day session on a Saturday or Sunday. You will receive expert tuition on the water by one of our qualified instructors and learn the following:

  • Kayaking basics

  • Familiarisation with all the equipment

  • Paddling safety

  • The different paddle strokes and when to use them

  • Get a free Tuesday club session where you can join in with normal club activities or practice what you have learnt on the course.

The price of the beginners course is £49 per person and all equipment is provided. If you have your own equipment then we are happy for you to use it.

We have the following three session beginners courses scheduled to be run at Cardiff International Pool. The sessions will all run from 8pm until 9pm on Tuesday evenings. Please book quickly to avoid disappointment as there is limited availability.

  • Course starting on the 6th of December 2022 (5 spaces remaining) venue Cardiff International Pool

We have the following single session beginners courses scheduled to be run outdoors. The sessions will all run from 8:45am until 1pm. Please book quickly to avoid disappointment as there is limited availability. We are hoping to offer more outdoor beginners courses as the weather gets warmer, but are currently unable to use Cosmeston Lakes because of a reported outbreak of Avian Flu in the surrounding area. We've found a great outdoor location on the river Taff and will update here as soon as a return to Cosmeston Lake becomes likely.

  • Currently no outdoor courses available

Payment will be required upfront to secure your place on the course.

To book a course please visit our membership portal MemberMojo here.

On the website, click on 'join us/renew', select 'beginners course' from the drop down menu and fill in your contact details.

Hope to see you on the water soon!