Sep
21
Tue
Pool Session Autumn 2021 @ Clydebank Leisure Centre
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our pool sessions are back. Please note the new start times which are when we would hope paddlers can get afloat so please allow time for changing etc.

Intromediate, Family and Youth Session: 7.30-8.15pm

Everyone else: 8.15-9.00pm

COVID restrictions

  1. Pay by BACS – use your name and “pool” as the reference
  2. You must SIGN IN on the COVID register before getting on the water
  3. You need to wear a mask in building until participating in the session. The pool management has also asked that folk should respect social distancing in the changing area.

Number Restrictions

We will need to see how the sessions go but may be popular. We have some limitations in terms of boat storage, so where needed we will ask people to work in pairs/groups sharing boats.

We will not expect to have space for taster sessions or beginner/introductory courses until 2022.

Other Information

Over the first few sessions we hope to resolve boat numbers and storage space and also revert to 7pm start time and will update if there are any changes.

Pool fees are shown on THIS PAGE Payment should be made by BACS to the club account.

 

Sep
23
Thu
Pinkston – One / Two / Three Pumps @ Pinkston course
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pumps selection by agreement with attendees!

Basin is available from 7.30pm and throughout the evening.

Booking is via Membership Mojo

Full course: Β£10 / Basin only Β£5 (reduction for juniors) and season ticket available.

Sep
28
Tue
Pool Session Autumn 2021 @ Clydebank Leisure Centre
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our pool sessions are back. Please note the new start times which are when we would hope paddlers can get afloat so please allow time for changing etc.

Intromediate, Family and Youth Session: 7.30-8.15pm

Everyone else: 8.15-9.00pm

COVID restrictions

  1. Pay by BACS – use your name and “pool” as the reference
  2. You must SIGN IN on the COVID register before getting on the water
  3. You need to wear a mask in building until participating in the session. The pool management has also asked that folk should respect social distancing in the changing area.

Number Restrictions

We will need to see how the sessions go but may be popular. We have some limitations in terms of boat storage, so where needed we will ask people to work in pairs/groups sharing boats.

We will not expect to have space for taster sessions or beginner/introductory courses until 2022.

Other Information

Over the first few sessions we hope to resolve boat numbers and storage space and also revert to 7pm start time and will update if there are any changes.

Pool fees are shown on THIS PAGE Payment should be made by BACS to the club account.

 

Sep
30
Thu
Pinkston – Two / Three Pump Night @ Pinkston course
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Starting on two pumps and progressing to three pumps mid-way through the evening. The basin will have good flow for anyone new to moving water.

Basin is available from 7.30pm and throughout the evening.

Booking is via Membership Mojo

Full course: Β£10 / Basin only Β£5 (reduction for juniors) and season ticket available.

Oct
1
Fri
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course @ Loch Lomond
Oct 1 all-day

The British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course is the first safety course that most paddlers encounter as it teaches the safety skills that the other courses then build on and develop. You will be shown simple and effective techniques which will allow you to deal with the common problems that you can be confronted with on flat water whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe, a paddleboard or a sea kayak. By the end of the course you will be a safer paddler as you will have the skill to be able to rescue others in a wide variety of situations and you will be able to empty a variety of boats in a safe and easy way.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Safety and rescue protocols.
  • Equipment – what to carry.
  • Simple reaching rescues.
  • Simple throwing rescues.
  • Swimmer tows and rescues.
  • Tows and towlines.
  • Safe boat emptying for kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks.
  • Returning swimmers to boats.
  • Dealing with unconscious kayakers.
  • What happens if we all go in.

This is a β€˜get wet’ course however on most courses, this will be saved until the afternoon so don’t worry about being in and out of the water all day. The coach will probably spend more time in the water than you and will demonstrate all the rescues both as rescuer and also as the pretend casualty.

In preparation for the course you can have a look at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UJJvVWHKOY&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=2

Course cost is Β£40 for club members and Β£60 for non-club members.

Any questions, call Sandy on 07962 226280

Oct
3
Sun
Beginner / Improver Sea Kayak ‘A’Trip – Venue TBC
Oct 3 all-day

A chance for new members who have completed their introductory course to venture out on a real trip

The actual venue will depend on the weather conditions on the day – possibilities include Clyde Estuary – Cumbrae / Millport; River Clyde – Sugar Boat; Inner Forth Islands; Loch Lomond Islands

You should be comfortable with doing a wet exit with a spray deck on for this trip

Book onto the trip by contacting Alan Rollo on 07775 827 981– please book no later than 72 hours before the trip

Numbers will be limited – first come first served

Please note: A means of transporting your sea kayak will be essential for this trip ie vehicle with suitable roof bars

Foundation Safety and Rescue course @ Loch Lomond
Oct 3 all-day

The British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course is the first safety course that most paddlers encounter as it teaches the safety skills that the other courses then build on and develop. You will be shown simple and effective techniques which will allow you to deal with the common problems that you can be confronted with on flat water whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe or a sea kayak. By the end of the course you will be a safer paddler as you will have the skill to be able to rescue others in a wide variety of situations and you will be able to empty a variety of boats in a safe and easy way.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Safety and rescue protocols.
  • Equipment – what to carry.
  • Simple reaching rescues.
  • Simple throwing rescues.
  • Swimmer tows and rescues.
  • Tows and towlines.
  • Safe boat emptying for kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks.
  • Returning swimmers to boats.
  • Dealing with unconscious kayakers.
  • What happens if we all go in.

This is a β€˜get wet’ course however on most courses, this will be saved until the afternoon so don’t worry about being in and out of the water all day. The coach will probably spend more time in the water than you and will demonstrate all the rescues both as rescuer and also as the pretend casualty.

In preparation for the course you can have a look at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UJJvVWHKOY&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=2

Course cost is Β£40 for club members and Β£60 for non-club members.

Any questions, call Sandy on 07962 226280

Oct
5
Tue
Pool Session Autumn 2021 @ Clydebank Leisure Centre
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our pool sessions are back. Please note the new start times which are when we would hope paddlers can get afloat so please allow time for changing etc.

Intromediate, Family and Youth Session: 7.30-8.15pm

Everyone else: 8.15-9.00pm

COVID restrictions

  1. Pay by BACS – use your name and “pool” as the reference
  2. You must SIGN IN on the COVID register before getting on the water
  3. You need to wear a mask in building until participating in the session. The pool management has also asked that folk should respect social distancing in the changing area.

Number Restrictions

We will need to see how the sessions go but may be popular. We have some limitations in terms of boat storage, so where needed we will ask people to work in pairs/groups sharing boats.

We will not expect to have space for taster sessions or beginner/introductory courses until 2022.

Other Information

Over the first few sessions we hope to resolve boat numbers and storage space and also revert to 7pm start time and will update if there are any changes.

Pool fees are shown on THIS PAGE Payment should be made by BACS to the club account.

 

Oct
7
Thu
Pinkston – One Pump @ Pinkston course
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

One Pump – suitable for all!

Basin is available from 7.30pm and throughout the evening.

Booking is via Membership Mojo

Full course: Β£10 / Basin only Β£5 (reduction for juniors) and season ticket available.

Oct
10
Sun
White Water Kayak @ various
Oct 10 all-day
White Water Kayak Coaching

A series of coaching sessions on grade 3 -4 rivers designed to improve your personal paddling skills.

There will also be the opportunity to obtain the British Canoeing Progressive White Water Award.

These will run once a fortnight throughout the Autumn of 2021.

Contact Sandy on 07962 226280 if interested. Details can also be found on the DCKC WhatsApp rivers group.

Oct
12
Tue
Pool Session Autumn 2021 @ Clydebank Leisure Centre
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our pool sessions are back. Please note the new start times which are when we would hope paddlers can get afloat so please allow time for changing etc.

Intromediate, Family and Youth Session: 7.30-8.15pm

Everyone else: 8.15-9.00pm

COVID restrictions

  1. Pay by BACS – use your name and “pool” as the reference
  2. You must SIGN IN on the COVID register before getting on the water
  3. You need to wear a mask in building until participating in the session. The pool management has also asked that folk should respect social distancing in the changing area.

Number Restrictions

We will need to see how the sessions go but may be popular. We have some limitations in terms of boat storage, so where needed we will ask people to work in pairs/groups sharing boats.

We will not expect to have space for taster sessions or beginner/introductory courses until 2022.

Other Information

Over the first few sessions we hope to resolve boat numbers and storage space and also revert to 7pm start time and will update if there are any changes.

Pool fees are shown on THIS PAGE Payment should be made by BACS to the club account.

 

Oct
14
Thu
Pinkston – One / Two Pump Night @ Pinkston course
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Starting on one pumps and progressing to 2 pumps mid-way through the evening.

Basin is available from 7.30pm and throughout the evening.

Booking is via Membership Mojo

Full course: Β£10 / Basin only Β£5 (reduction for juniors) and season ticket available.

Oct
16
Sat
Paddlesport Instructor Course @ Loch Lomond
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

The Paddlesport Instructor course is a practical combined training and assessment course focused on learning how to deliver paddlesport taster/starter sessions. It runs over two days. There is an eLearning package which provides information on course content and can be found at

https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/resource/paddlesport-instructor-elearning/

To gain the Paddlesport Instructor (PI) qualification you need to have attended a Foundation Safety and Rescue Course so that you have the skills and ability to rescue others from your chosen craft. You should also be a full member of the Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) and have paid an administration fee to the SCA to be registered as a candidate for the PI course. You should also have some ability in the craft that you choose to become a Paddlesport Instructor, whether that is kayak, canoe, paddleboard or sit-on-top. You must be able to manoeuvre the craft and look after yourself before you can be expected to look after others. Your personal paddling skills should be at the level of the Explore Award.Β https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/

Grants are available from Sport Scotland and also from Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club (Club members only). (Please note grants should be applied for at least 4 weeks in advance of the course – https://sportscotland.org.uk/funding/ukcc-subsidy-for-coaches/)

There are three aspects to the assessment process. By the end of the course you should have demonstrated knowledge and skills in the following areas.

  1. Professional Standards
  2. Personal Paddling Skills
  3. Rescue Skills

While this sounds daunting, I am quite confident that you will have many of the attributes required already e.g. Punctual, calm, appropriately dressed, able to work in a team, showing a professional approach to others (helpful, supportive, attentive, respectful, equitable) and having good communication skills – all go towards professional standards along with an appreciation of our environment and selecting behaviour that avoids negative impacts on our environment.

For Personal Paddling Skills you should be able to show that you can paddle your chosen craft in the very sheltered water environment so that you can perform as an Instructor. This includes

  1. Setting up the craft competently
  2. Safe lifting and carrying techniques
  3. Effective launching and landing
  4. Safe and effective manoeuvring
  5. Manage themselves to be safe
  6. Present themselves as a positive role model

For rescue skills you need to show competence, judgement and decision making to safely deal with various scenarios by

  • Choosing an appropriate rescue technique
  • Follow the Shout – Reach – Throw – Row protocol
  • Follow the Self – Team – Victim – Equipment protocol
  • Provide clear and correct instructions
  • Effectively execute the rescue
  • Effectively recover the casualty and equipment
  • Take appropriate personal safety precautions (including safe moving and handling)
  • Demonstrate an appropriate manner (calm and in control)

You must also be able to complete the following rescues from your chosen craft.

  1. Recover a capsized paddler and their equipment from deep water.
  2. Recover a swimmer to shore using a boat/board- based rescue
  3. Recover an upright incapacitated canoeist to the shore
  4. Recover an upright incapacitated kayaker to the shore
  5. Recover an upright incapacitated paddleboarder to the shore
  6. Rescue an unconscious kayaker from an upturned closed cockpit kayak
  7. Rescue an entrapped paddler from a capsized canoe
  8. Capsize and perform an effective self-rescue in deep water

These rescue scenarios should all be straightforward given your previous training and I will do everything that I can to support you through this process……………………………… Sand

Oct
19
Tue
Pool Session Autumn 2021 @ Clydebank Leisure Centre
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our pool sessions are back. Please note the new start times which are when we would hope paddlers can get afloat so please allow time for changing etc.

Intromediate, Family and Youth Session: 7.30-8.15pm

Everyone else: 8.15-9.00pm

COVID restrictions

  1. Pay by BACS – use your name and “pool” as the reference
  2. You must SIGN IN on the COVID register before getting on the water
  3. You need to wear a mask in building until participating in the session. The pool management has also asked that folk should respect social distancing in the changing area.

Number Restrictions

We will need to see how the sessions go but may be popular. We have some limitations in terms of boat storage, so where needed we will ask people to work in pairs/groups sharing boats.

We will not expect to have space for taster sessions or beginner/introductory courses until 2022.

Other Information

Over the first few sessions we hope to resolve boat numbers and storage space and also revert to 7pm start time and will update if there are any changes.

Pool fees are shown on THIS PAGE Payment should be made by BACS to the club account.

 

Oct
21
Thu
Pinkston – Two / Three Pump Night @ Pinkston course
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Starting on two pumps and progressing to three pumps mid-way through the evening. The basin will have good flow for anyone new to moving water.

Basin is available from 7.30pm and throughout the evening.

Booking is via Membership Mojo

Full course: Β£10 / Basin only Β£5 (reduction for juniors) and season ticket available.