Youth Paddlesport Training

We want to invest in the future of Paxmead and paddlesport by encouraging young people to gain experience on the water and complete paddlesport qualifications

6 Week Training Courses

Paxmead has two six week courses available in 2023:

Tuesday 6pm – 8:30pm:  18 April, 25 April, 2 May, 9 May, 15 May, 23 May
Wednesday 6pm – 8:30pm: 19 April, 26 April, 10 May, 16 May, 24 May

Minimum Requirements

  • Registered Girlguiding member
  • 12 years +
  • Some kayaking and/or paddleboarding experience (preferred)
  • Confident on and in cold water
  • Have (or can acquire) a full wetsuit & wetshoes
  • Are resilient and determined to achieve
  • Committed to completing all 6 weeks of training at Paxmead Riverside Base, Shepperton

Cost: £60 per person*

*Girlguiding is committed to inclusion; if you are entitled to free school meals please contact us about subsided payments.

Places are limited and if oversubscribed will be allocated via a selection process.  Applications close 11th April (or sooner if oversubscribed).

Training will include 2 nationally recognised qualifications:

British Canoeing Paddlesport Safety & Rescue

British Canoeing Explore Award

If you would like to apply for your daughter to be considered for youth training at Paxmead, please use the form below:

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