Pool Sessions

The regular pool sessions below are currently suspended due to work on the pool in Braintree – alternative sessions have been arranged in Witham – please contact the Committee for further information.

Two pool sessions are provided at the Braintree Leisure Centre, Freeport, Essex.

Saturday morning (training, open to all) 7:45am –  8:45 am

The Saturday morning sessions have a pool rota for nominated individuals to oversee the session, collect fees and act as a point of contact for new members.  Please see the notice board for changes to session times, or if a session will not be taking place.

Our Saturday morning session in the swimming pool, is for all club members to use as they wish. It is a great place to practise capsize drill, rolling and gaining water confidence, in the warmth and safety of the pool before venturing outside.

Although some members bring their own boats into the pool, which must be clean, the Braintree Canoeing Club provides kayaks, paddles and decks to use in the pool; all you need is your swim wear, a T-shirt and a towel.  Pictures from a Saturday session are in the Gallery

For further information contact Secretary@braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk or speak to someone at the pool on Saturday morning.

Wednesday evening (canoe polo) 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Wednesday’s pool session is open to members who wish to learn or enhance their canoe polo skills. The club provides all equipment needed for Wednesday practice sessions.

By coming along to practice you are not committing to play for a team; some club members use the  Wednesday evening sessions to keep fit and improve paddling skills for other canoeing activities.

All club members are welcome to attend Wednesday evenings 8:30pm – 10:00pm

It is essential that any club member wanting to take part in the Wednesday Canoe Polo session must attend at least 1 Saturday pool training session before attending a Wednesday polo session.  This is to ensure the club member is competent enough to participate in this fast action sport.