This is the programme for Spring 2018

 

Basingstoke & Deane Canoe Club

QMC Pool Programme Spring 2018

Date 7:00-7:30 7:30-8:00 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:00
27th December No Pool Sessions
3rd January Open Open PaddlePower Discover Course

PaddlePower Discover Course

10th January

PaddlePower Passport Course

Open

 PaddlePower Discover Course

 PaddlePower Discover Course

17th January PaddlePower Passport Course Open PaddlePower Discover Course  PaddlePower Discover Course
24th January PaddlePower Passport Course
Open Open  Open 
31st January PaddlePower Passport Course Open Open Open
7th February PaddlePower Passport Course Open Open Open
14th February  PaddlePower Passport Course Open Open Open
21st February  Open Open Open Open
28th February Open Open

Open

Open
7th March Open Open Open Open
14th March Open Open Open Open
21st March Open Open Foundation Safety and Rescue Course Foundation Safety and Rescue Course 
28th March Open Open Foundation Safety and Rescue Course Foundation Safety and Rescue Course 
4th April Colt Hill
11th April Colt Hill

* During these sessions a course will be running. There will also be an open session running in parallel, but numbers will be limited and junior paddlers (14 and under) will have priority.

The BAD Phone Number is 07941 107 553 and will be at the pool on Wednesday evenings to enable you, the paddler, to check session availability before leaving home.  

Pool session notes

  • For the first PaddlePower / Junior sessions, children must be changed and already in buoyancy aids at 7 o'clock.
  • Open Sessions can be pre-booked the week before. Pre-bookings will only be taken between 7:30 and 9pm (to ease pressure on desk during first half hour.) People can come to the pool and book or use the pool phone.
  • For the all open sessions we will aim to have at least one coach (preferably more) available for tuition and advice.

Sessions / pool costs and payments

There are three lengths of session at the pool 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending upon the type of session. BADCC charges £2 per 15 minutes – so a 45 minute session will be £6. This includes to the option of hiring all the equipment you need for the session – boat, paddles, buoyancy aid and helmet when required. The fee is set by the club to ensure we cover the cost of hiring the pool from QMC and maintaining the fleet of pool boats over the entire pool season.

30 minutes £4
45 minutes £6
1 Hour £8

Who can take part in pool sessions / Joining BADCC

All first time users must take part in the pool induction training session. After the first taster session BADCC requires everyone that takes part in a pool session are or become a club member.

What should I wear?

While it is up to you most people find it comfortable to wear their normal swimming costume plus a teeshirt and shorts as you will often be in and out of the water and boat!

Bulk buy tickets

We have now introduced bulk buy tickets for people that regularly attend our pool sessions. The tickets are divided up into 15 minute blocks to give you freedom to use them for whatever sessions you wish to paddle. Each 15 minutes block costs £2. For example, if you want you and your friend to both paddle on a 30 minute session, we will just mark off four blocks (worth £16 in total) on your ticket. These tickets can be purchased from the pool desk and will be stored in a card index box held at the pool.

 

Use of own equipment

You may use your own boat at the pool. However the fee remains the same. Your equipment must be cleaned with the poolside hose pipe. The pool lifeguard will advise if use of your own equipment is appropriate for a particular session and point out where the hose is located.

Who can I talk to?

Hopefully someone from the club will have introduced themselves to you when you arrive at the pool. If we are busy look out for one of these people as they are best able to answer all your paddling questions

All first time users must take part in the pool induction training session. After the first taster session BADCC requires everyone that takes part in a pool session are or become a club member.