Suitable for Intermediate or Advanced
Based on the Lake at Lee Valley White Water Centre, these flexible hour-long clinics are available every Wednesday at 17:30 and 19:00, with the following pathways available:
- Introduction to Rolling
- Rolling Development
Introduction to Rolling
If you have never rolled before, then this is the clinic for you. Being controlled and confident under the water is essential for a successful roll. We will focus on how to efficiently use your body to form the foundations of a reliable roll and introduce how the paddle can assist what the body is doing. The following will be covered depending on your prior knowledge:
- Fitting and using a spray deck
- Capsize, swim and self-rescue
- Peer rescue
- Drills and exercises to develop your orientation and confidence under the water
- Effective and efficient body movement
- Using the paddle to assist the body
If you have never been in a kayak before, we would recommend booking on to our Introduction to Flat Water Kayaking Course before attending a rolling clinic.
A roll that you can depend on is a necessity for all white water paddlers; perhaps you have spent time on the Introduction to Rolling Clinic and are looking to progress further, you might want to look at improving your technique, or perhaps you are looking to learn a different type of roll. We believe that a smooth and efficient use of the body is key to a successful roll. We will use up to date techniques and coaching to get you on your way to that reliable roll.
It is a requirement to be able to wear a spray deck, and perform a self-rescue and peer rescues as a minimum before booking this clinic*
If you have little or no experience rolling, then you should consider the Introduction to Rolling pathway.
*If you do not meet these pre-requisites, you will not be allowed to participate in the Rolling Development Clinic. If there is space, you will be moved to the Introduction to Rolling Clinic instead.
- Coached session
- Lee Valley White Water Centre membership
What's not included?
- All equipment - available to hire at an additional charge
- Personal third party liability insurance
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17:30 and 19:00