The confidence a strong, dependable roll can bring to your enjoyment of kayaking is immense, and will serve you well on the water for years to come. On our two-day clinic, you will be coached by our expert team towards a roll that you can rely on. Over two days of personalised coaching, we'll make use of our purpose-built heated rolling pool to help you find the best technique for you. Your days of going swimming are over!
- You’ll be coached in our heated indoor pool, as well as the lake and river, putting in plenty of practical time on the water.
- You’ll spend time on the course being individually coached to troubleshoot weak points on your way to a strong, dependable roll.
- You’ll be advised on the next steps and progressions you can take towards consolidating your roll.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
There'll be a mix of practical sessions, physical and mental preparation. You'll start each session with a series of exercises to increase your flexibility and warm you up before starting work in our heated pool. You'll progress outdoors as when we decide that this progression will be of benefit to you. We'll assess your needs and coach you individually, and there'll be plenty of opportunity to review video footage of your progress.
Able to perform a confident capsize.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
Training with us gives you access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing, carefully chosen to help you hone your rolling skills. Just bring yourself, a 'can do' attitude, and determination to have fun whilst developing new skills.
We will spend the vast majority of the time in our heated pool. It can be useful to have along a nose clip and googles to help improve comfort as you'll be spending a lot of time underwater. Bring a swimming costume and long-john style wetsuit if you have one, although we have plenty to borrow free of charge in our well-equiped store. You may wish to bring along your own trusty paddle.
Rolling can be tiring, so being fit will help you get the most from the course. Flexibility is another key factor in success so increasing your flexibility and mobility well ahead of the course will help to ensure success.