Active NAtion

The swimming pool is a great environment for you to learn new skills and practice key techniques in sheltered, clear and warm water.

Whether you want to learn to use a spray deck, practice your roll, improve your rescue techniques or gain confidence in exiting the boat safely, our British Canoeing qualified coaches will be there to assist you every step of the way. 

PADDLESPORT PASS

Enjoy unlimited boat hire 5 days a week, free access to weekly Adult Masterclass clinics and exclusive pass holder events, reduced price access to trips, events and pool sessions. Check out our packages today.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

£19.00

Pool sessions are open to all and can be booked online.

£09.00

Paddlesport Pass holders get this session at a bargain price!

KEY INFO

LOCATION

Our Sessions take place at Bitterne Leisure Centre, Dean Road, Southampton SO18 6AQ

PARKING

Free parking is available at the venue. 

EQUIPMENT

You don’t need to worry about equipment, we provide it all.

RATIOS

Our instructors typcially work on a 1:4 ratio although this can vary between sessions.

WHEN IS IT?

Our pool sessions take place frequently on Sunday evenings throughout the winter and summer seasons. We offer three sessions across the evening designed to cater for a variety of needs. 

JUNIOR SESSION

This session is designed for 8-16 year olds and usually run from 6-7pm on various Sunday evenings throughout the year. Advanced booking is essential.
18:00 - 19:00

ADULT SESSION

This session is designed for those 16+ and usually run from 7-8pm on various Sunday evenings throughout the year. Advanced booking is essential.
19:00 - 20:00

FLEXIBLE SESSION

The content of these tailormade sessions is bespoke to the paddlers involved and include sessions such as clinics, polo, one to one tuition and private hire.
20:00 - 21:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You can check availability and book our pool sessions online, by clicking the pink ‘Book Now’ button. 

Alternatively, get in touch with a friendly member of our bookings team.

We’re afraid to say that our lovely coaches do not enjoy coaching those in budgy-smugglers! Please ensure you wear t-shirt and shorts as a minimum when paddling in the pool.

Free parking is available within your session fee, however you must enter your car registration within the tablet at reception.

Our expert coaches will set you off with lots of top tips and techniques. 

We normally manage to get paddlers rolling within 2 to 3 sessions.

The swimming pool is a great environment for you to learn new skills and practice key techniques in sheltered, clear and warm water. Whether you want to learn to use a spray deck, practice your roll, improve your rescue techniques or gain confidence in exiting the boat safely, our British Canoeing qualified coaches will be there to assist you every step of the way.  

We offer a variety of open, semi structured sessions where our coaches rotate between paddlers offering advice and guidance.  We’ve plenty of room if you just want to be left to do your own thing (though if you’ve not been before, we’ll probably ask about your paddling experience).

We also deliver bespoke workshops and a structured rolling course which are great for those completely new to the skill or just looking for some additional support.  Its always worth checking out our programme for full details about whats on.

You don’t need to worry about equipment, we provide it all so just make sure you bring some swimming gear.

If you have your own boat, paddle, or spray-deck, then you’re welcome to bring it along (you’ll need to wash this out thoroughly before getting in the pool).

I believe the pool sessions have helped me in my paddling by both increasing my level of confidence in both myself and my boat by learning in a clean environment where you can see the complete skill (even underwater) which really helps.

Claire D