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2017/18 Winter Program
 
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Winter Pool Sessions (Saturdays)
We do not bring boats to the pool - you do!. So you need to bring everything you need (either your own or borrowed from the club), or be absolutly sure someone is bringing equipment for you; otherwise you will turn up and be disappointed!
 
We also have more members than spaces in the pool for safe operation (if everyone comes), thus we will again be operating a very strict policy on visitors and non-members.
 
Please note: helmets are mandatory for all paddlers in the pool.
 
Please arrive by 5.45pm to ensure you have paid and are changed and ready to enter the pool at 6pm.
 
Kayaks, spray-decks, paddles and helmets
  • We are expecting all attendees to turn up to pool sessions with their own kayak, paddle, spray desk and helmet, and take them away afterwards.
Cleaning your kayak
  • Before the kayak's first trip to the pool; please remove air-bags and foot-blocks and get out the disinfectant and a pressure sprayer and/or scrubbing brush and/or hose to ensure your boat is clean; both inside and out.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the equipment you bring is scrupulously clean, and does not jeopardise our usage of the pool by depositing any mud / dirt / leaves in the pool.
  • We reserve the right not to let you paddle if your equipment is not clean enough!
Borrowing equipment
  • Members who do not have equipment may sign-out club equipment for the winter. If borrowed, equipment must not be stored outside during the winter.
  • Boats, especially our small Stars, are in short supply, and we will re-allocate club equipment at pool session, where necessary, to ensure the optimal pairing of paddlers with kayaks.
  • Please remember that club equipment can be used off-site for club run events only - any exceptions to this must be approved by a club coach or club official - use of equipment outside of a club event is not covered by the clubs insurance and thus not permitted.
Non-members
  • As per last year, we will be operating a policy of summer members first, and then offering spare pool spaces on a first-come, first served basis to the Senior Club and non-members.
  • Pool sessions will be communicated via the HJCC e-mail list-server.
  • Members will then need to inform us ASAP whether they will be attending, and more importantly, NOT attending, so we can offer those spaces.
  • Non-members should request a spare place, should one be available – last year we typically had 3 or 4 spare spaces on each pool session.
  • Non-members need to provide their own equipment or make prior arrangements for equipment to be loaned for the session.
  • Non-members will need to complete a winter pool form the first time they attend a pool session.
Capability & Experience of Visitors
  • This is an "upside down" session for learning to roll, improving your roll and practising your off-balance strokes.
  • It is expected that all people attending the pool session will already be happy with wearing a spray-deck and with capsizing! This means you are probably paddling with or at a Two-Star level.
  • For those who are not at that level, but are keen to paddle with us next summer please talk to us. We plan to prioritise the March and April pool sessions to teach capsizing with a spray deck, Eskimo rescues, and general safely drills aimed at less experienced visitors prior to them joining us for regular outdoor sessions at HOAC starting in May.
  • We will also ensure boats are available to borrow at these March and April sessions for anyone without equipment.
  • However, please do not just turn up. Space will still be limited and will be by arrangement and on a first-come first-served basis.
  • If you have and queries you are welcome to turn up and have a chat, and view a "normal" session from the pools viewing gallery so you can get a feel for what happens.

Dates & Location
14th Oct
11th Nov
9th Dec
13th Jan
24th Feb
17th Mar
21st Apr
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Map
Chalfont Leisure Centre Pool
Nicol Road, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. SL9 9LR
 
Start
: 5.45pm, Finish: 8.00pm
Training / constructive 6.00pm to 6.45pm
Free time 6.45pm to 8.00pm
 
Cost:See below
*** Please bring the correct change ***

Note: 20p coin needed for lockers (non refundable)
Guests / Non-Members:
You must complete the form below so we know who you are, and how to contact you / your parents in case of an emergency.

No form no paddling!!
Cost
Person Cost
HJCC (Junior Club) Member £5
Pool numbers are limited, with priority given to HJCC Members, we cannot guarantee pool session spaces to non junior club members.
Non-Member £15*

* 2nd family member £10, subsequent family members £5


What to bring:
A costume, and if you have one a t-shirt, preferably not cotton, so a nylon t-shirt, or even better a rash vest.
A kayak (make sure it's clean), paddle, spray deck, helmet, and optional nose-clip.
If you do not have a kayak, we can loan a boat, paddles, spray-decks and helmet for you to bring (we do not use buoyancy aids in the pool).

Under 11's in the pool:
11 years old is technically the minimum club age however we are very keen to encourage those under 11 to participate.
The coaches have reviewed the risks involved and we feel that we were not able to provide the level of supervision a younger child may require - especially if they have a spray desk on.
Younger children also require a lot more basic encouragement (and thus time) than we are able to give them with the amount of young people we often have in the pool.
This is a safety issue
We would therefore ask those with younger children, and definitely those under 11, to have a parent standing in the pool with them to ensure that a higher level of supervision is maintained for those children during the whole pool session.
If you are in any doubt, please ask.
We reserve the right to restrict any non-club members.

Other Relevant Dates
November 2017
22nd Nov to 2nd Dec - World Freestyle Championships - Argentina
Information only
March 2018
17th & 18th All weekend Hurley Classic - not a club event
Moved because of World Championships & better chances of water

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