General Enquiries

For general enquiries you can contact the club secretary, John at john@tawekayak.org.uk.

New Members

Starting in January 2014 all new potential members will be required to complete a 4 week induction course. COST £20 up front. The course will cover basic techniques getting in and out of a kayak. Capsize drills to demonstrate easy exit from upturned boats. The use of a spraydeck. Forward and reverse paddling. Emergency stop in a kayak. Turning, bracing and self rescue. This will take place at our pool sessions, and will be timetabled every 2 weeks.

Places will be limited and only available by advance booking.

1st course will be at Ystradgynlais on Friday 3rd January, followed by the next on Sunday 19th January at Penlan. All interested should contact Jeff by e email (jcharries@hotmail.com) or phone 07974128725.

Exceptions to this are experienced paddlers who can demonstrate good basic skills.

Coaching & Courses

We hope to arrange training for prospective coaches and club leadership starting in the new year. It is hoped to train at least 6 new coaches by the summer, more details to follow shortly.

Anyone interested should contact Phil or Jeff who will point them in the right direction.

A new system for clubs has been introduced by Canoe Wales, it is now up and running. It's called 'Canoe Wales Supervisors Award' . It allows any competent paddler or person to apply for a supervisors award in specific areas, without being a coach. Examples are river leader on different grades, pool session organisers, beach sessions, coastal trips or any club based activity.

Assessment will be related to experience, safety and personal ability. More details available from Jeff.

Penlan

For queries relating to our Penlan sessions, please contact Phil on phil@tawekayak.org.uk.

Ystradgynlais

For queries relating to our Ystradgynlais sessions please email jeff@tawekayak.org.uk or jcharries@hotmail.com or call 01639 730086 (evenings)/07974128725.