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Whoosh Explore Paddle Power Courses
We run paddle power courses during the school holidays and on Saturday mornings and at a local swimming pool near Bishops Stortford during the Autumn and Winter.
Gain paddling experience at the pool and  on the river to help you gain confidence in paddling and work towards awards and qualifications. 
  • Paddle Power Sessions are aimed to develop your paddling skills  at your own pace and work through the scheme as you develop your skills
We Paddle Saturday morning from 9.30am to 12.30. and during school holidays from10.00am-12.30, We can also arrange with parents to provide coaching sessions for parents that have work commitments, please contact us if you would like to organise a full days paddling session during the school holidays.

Kids Paddle Club for Kids on River Stort
We ware running a holiday of fun for young paddlers, these are all day paddles at the centre where we will be offering multi activity day experiences each day for paddlers aged 9 and over.

River sessions £12.50

Paddle Power Start
This is a course to get you started in paddling. Learn to paddle forwards and backwards and be in control of your boat
We run sessions at 9.30 on a Saturday and 10am and 1 pm throughout the school holidays. join us for as many sessions as you like.
£12.50 per paddler per session 

Paddlepower Passport
This course will build on the skills you have developed on the Start paddling course, we will be paddling on short river trips and taking part in paddling with different types of canoe and Kayak on this course covering Safety Awareness,Paddling skills,Varied Experiences,and Supporting Knowledge

Paddlepower Discover
Discover the delights to be had by paddling your own boat and developing skills in canoeing and kayaking and exploring the local rivers by canoe This course will develop your journeying skills and make you a far more confident and self sufficient paddler
It normally takes 6-7 sessions to complete the paddlepower Start course  this follows on from passport 

Paddlepower Explore
Supporting different levels takes the paddler on an extensive journey exploring the great variety of Paddle Sport, with topics focused on participation in events and journeys in the competitive and non competitive disciplines.

Paddlepower Excel
Three levels to test the paddler on all elements of paddlesport includng being a resposible for self and others, participation in journeys,coaching sessions,training in a variety of disaplines,background knowledge of the sport: access, rules, environment
£35 per day
Introduction to Paddling  Swimming pool sessions

Pool sessions are a great way to introduce young people into paddling and allow time for them to build up confidence. Whoosh Explore offer taster sessions in the pool to help you devlop your paddling technique
During sessions a responsible adult must supervise children on sessions. 
(parents should assist in paddling sessions with younger children under 9.)  


Peter Nash,
22 Jan 2012, 14:36