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Coaching

Coaching within the club is tailored toward sea kayaking. During the winter months our training is focussed on indoor pool sessions,  using our dedicated fleet of pool boats.

The winter pool sessions are particularly advantageous for people new to kayaking, and provide a safe environment to practice wet exits, support strokes and rescue techniques.

From the spring onwards we take to the sea, normally arranging some evening sessions at Portobello to practice skills honed in the pool in the sea environment.

As a club we rely on volunteer coaches to coach the many aspects of sea kayaking. Over the summer we often run informal sessions covering:

  • Forward paddling
  • Manoevering your boat
  • Leadership and incident management
  • Rough water handling

Indoor pool sessions over the winter