Swimming Pool Course

Hi All

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the kayak training course to be held at the swimming pool in the Jacksons Hotel Leisure Centre Ballybofey/Stranorlar.

The start date for the 6 week course will be Sunday 22nd of January 7 till 8 pm and will be held every Sunday and will continue until we have covered the whole 6 weeks. The course will aim to cover the following aspects; completing the eskimo rescue, roll, bracing and some rescue drills in the comfort of the pool. 

In the event of bad weather (snow and ice) and where road conditions may be unsafe to drive, we may have to reschedule to the following week. It would be worth keeping an eye on the group WhatsApp during adverse weather conditions and every effort will be made to keep you informed on any canceled sessions.

After the pool course has finished in early March, we will have the opportunity to get paddling outside again and transfer some of the skills learnt in the pool to the outdoor environment.

The first evening of the course the meet up time will be at 6.40 pm in the main reception area of the Leisure center to sort out payments from participants which is €90pp for the whole 6 week course. ( payable on the first night please ) The following weeks we will meet up poolside for around 6.50pm. ( We won’t be able to put the kayaks in the pool until it closes to the public at 7pm ) and our finishing time is at 8pm.

In the pool you only need to wear your normal swimwear and please bring along a swimming pool hat/cap. It would also be a good idea to bring along swimming goggles and a nose clip or ear plugs if required as this helps in the time spent upside down in the water in a kayak!

See you soon. 

James and John. 

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