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Pool Sessions

The Club offers pool sessions every Wednesday evening at the Ashford Prep School, Great Chart. The pool is an ideal environment to practice techniques and develop skills in warm and safe conditions.

We offer a range of coaching from peer to formal coaching, rolling clinics or just the opportunity to practice your techniques. Polo sessions are also arranged from time to time.

Pool sessions are by booking only as spaces are limited so make sure you book early.

This is a members only activity. Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at pool during the sessions.


Upcoming sessions

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 18:15 - 19:30
    • Ashford Pre School Great Chart
    • 1
    Register

    Beginners Course

    If you're thinking of joining Pirates Canoe Club or have just started to learn how to paddle, you're in the right place!  Our beginner's course has been designed to give you the basic skills in controlling your boat.  Once you've completed the course, you'll have the confidence and abilities to join us on our trips, tours and regular paddle sessions.

    This third session will be held at Ashford Prep School, Great Chart. Here we will be working on skills from the first two sessions and practicing wet exits/support strokes. Suggested clothing for the session is below.

    What is included: All the equipment needed for each session:

    • Kayak
    • Paddle
    • Spray deck
    • Helmet
    • Buoyancy Aid

    This course must be pre-booked as so we know how many coaches we need for each session; we cannot accept on the day arrivals.

      If you can't attend one of the sessions, please let the coach know and we'll try to fit you in another time.  Please arrive promptly as we will aim to be on the water as close to the start time as possible

      COVID-19 UPDATE: The safety of our course participants, coaches and Club members is paramount during the current lockdown.  In line with guidance from both the Department of Health and our governing body, British Canoeing, we have introduced a number of measures aimed at keeping everyone safe both on and off the water.  This includes disinfecting boats, paddles and other equipment, altering our processes and procedures to enforce social distancing, and other measures.  This means there are some limitations in what we are allowed to offer but mainly

      Top Half

      • Gym top, t shirt, rash vest
      • Ladies may want to wear a swim suit underneath

      Bottom Half

      • Shorts

      Footwear

      • None

      Location of Great Chart

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford Road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 19 Jan 2022
      • 19:30 - 21:00
      • Great Chart
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      This session is the  second session designed to give you the fundamentals on rolling and bringing your kayak upright again.

      Within this session Sammy will be following on from the previous week with a focus on setting up, the sweep, the hip flick and completing the roll.

      To aid your leaving it is worth going onto You Tube and looking at the instructional videos to give you an idea of what is expected.

      NOTE this is for complete beginners and NOT those who can already roll; please use the open sessions to practice.

      To aid the learning experience please view some tutorial videos on the following:

      • Hip Flick or Hip Snap
      • Sweep Roll
      • C to C Roll 

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arrival to the pool.

      Boat access to the pool is via the side door, which is on the right hand side of the building. Follow the building to the changing rooms and then enter the pool via the internal door.

      Upon arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a Pool Supervisor before entering the pool.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed poolside. Please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot.

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too.

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE



      • 26 Jan 2022
      • 18:15 - 19:30
      • Ashford Prep School - Great Chart Campus
      • 12
      Registration is closed

      This session is for all junior members who wish to try and improve on their paddleboard skills.

      We will be bringing the Junior Paddle boards to the pool as they are smaller, if you want to bring your own board it must be under 10ft

      For this session you  will be working in pairs and sharing a board with your partner, the session starts a little earlier at 18:15 so be ready to paddle for this time, so have your board inflated before then.

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      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arrival to the pool.

      Boat access to the pool is via the side door, which is on the right hand side of the building. Follow the building to 

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 26 Jan 2022
      • 19:30 - 20:30
      • Great Chart
      • 5
      Registration is closed

      This is an an open session, to all members, where you can practice techniques and develop skills in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool. 

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arriving on-site

      Drive through the main gate and into the car park; here you will see the pool in front of you. 

      Access to the pool is via the main entrance, which is to the left of the building; changing rooms are direct to your left when entering the building.

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 2 Feb 2022
      • 18:15 - 19:30
      • Ashford Prep School - Great Chart Campus
      • 8
      Registration is closed

      This session is tailored for those member who wish to try paddle boarding/have just started

      Looking at:

      • Standing up
      • Moving around the board
      • Turning the board
      • Methods of getting back on 

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arrival to the pool.

      Boat access to the pool is via the side door, which is on the right hand side of the building. Follow the building to 

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 2 Feb 2022
      • 19:30 - 21:00
      • Ashford Prep School - Great Chart Campus
      • 7
      Register

      This session is tailored for those member who wish to practice their skill in a sea Kayak

      Focus will be on capsize drill:

      • Self rescue
      • Assisted rescue
      • Support strokes. etc

      Due to the size of the pool you will be paired up with only4 boats in the pool at any one time.

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arrival to the pool.

      Boat access to the pool is via the side door, which is on the right hand side of the building. Follow the building to 

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 9 Feb 2022
      • 18:30 - 19:30
      • Great Chart
      • 10
      Registration is closed

      This is an an open session, to all members, where you can practice techniques and develop skills in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool. 

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arriving on-site

      Drive through the main gate and into the car park; here you will see the pool in front of you. 

      Access to the pool is via the main entrance, which is to the left of the building; changing rooms are direct to your left when entering the building.

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 9 Feb 2022
      • 19:30 - 20:30
      • Ashford Prep School - Great Chart Campus
      • 10
      Registration is closed

      This session is tailored for those member who wish to improve on their support stokes.

      Looking at:

      • Low Brace
      • High Brace
      • Skull for support

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arrival to the pool.

      Boat access to the pool is via the side door, which is on the right hand side of the building. Follow the building to 

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 23 Feb 2022
      • 18:30 - 19:30
      • Ashford Prep School - Great Chart Campus
      • 14
      Registration is closed

      A dedicated JUNIOR members session where we will practice techniques and develop WET skills, such as support strokes / rolling

      There will be a focus on FUN for these session and progressive learning

      If places fill up quickly please add yourself to the waiting list

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arrival to the pool.

      Boat access to the pool is via the side door, which is on the right hand side of the building. Follow the building to 

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 23 Feb 2022
      • 19:30 - 21:00
      • Great Chart
      • 10
      Registration is closed

      This session is just for those who wish to try playboating / improve on their skills

      Jack will be running this session and is there to offer a helping hand

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arriving on-site

      Drive through the main gate and into the car park; here you will see the pool in front of you. 

      Access to the pool is via the main entrance, which is to the left of the building; changing rooms are direct to your left when entering the building.

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 2 Mar 2022
      • 18:30 - 19:30
      • Great Chart
      • 10
      Registration is closed

      This is an an open session, to all members, where you can practice techniques and develop skills in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool. 

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arriving on-site

      Drive through the main gate and into the car park; here you will see the pool in front of you. 

      Access to the pool is via the main entrance, which is to the left of the building; changing rooms are direct to your left when entering the building.

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


      • 2 Mar 2022
      • 19:30 - 20:30
      • Great Chart
      • 10
      Registration is closed

      This is an an open session, to all members, where you can practice techniques and develop skills in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool. 

      Booking Details

      Members can only book a place on a pool session a week or so before the session date. This helps us ensure sessions are well attended and not block-booked, making them available for as many members as possible. 

      Cancelling your booking

      If you have booked a place and cannot attend, you can cancel your booking via the website. It is not currently possible to cancel via the app. Please ensure you do this so anyone on the wait-list can attend in your place. If you struggle with this, please get in touch.

      Arriving on-site

      Drive through the main gate and into the car park; here you will see the pool in front of you. 

      Access to the pool is via the main entrance, which is to the left of the building; changing rooms are direct to your left when entering the building.

      On arrival at the pool, you should make yourself known to a supervisor before entering the changing rooms.

      Pool Side

      NO OUTDOOR SHOES are allowed on the poolside. Would you please use the blue shoe covers provided or go bear foot?

      FACE COVERINGS are to be worn by all spectators and social distance guidelines be adhered too

      Club kit

      There is NO club kit stored at the pool, if you need to borrow any please ensure you make the appropriate arrangements well in advance.

      Changing rooms

      THE CHANGING ROOMS, ALTHOUGH SINGLE-SEX, ARE OPEN PLAN. ADULTS AND CHILDREN CHANGE TOGETHER; THUS, GUARDIANS OF UNDER 18’s SHOULD MANAGE ACCORDINGLY. 

      THERE ARE SOME CHANGING CUBICLES, WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIESED TO JUNIOR MEMBERS IF REQUIRED.

      Parents and Guardians of juniors age 12 years and under must remain at the pool during the sessions.

      Directions

      Ashford Prep School is along Ashford road that passes through Great Chart. Location can be found HERE


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