Canoe and kayaking at Loughborough suits both adrenaline junkies, performance athletes and beginners alike. Canoeing is one of Britain’s most upcoming sports, and with various disciplines available we can offer something for everyone.
In addition to regular pool sessions, club members are encouraged to go to the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham to experience their fantastic white-water course. Here, members get access to a discount and can learn how to tackle white water in a safe environment.
The Club competes at three BUCS events per year, these are: Wild Water Racing, slalom and canoe polo.
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Taster Sessions 2020:
Tuesday 29th September 2020 8pm-9pm
Thursday 1st October 2020 8pm-9pm
Tuesday 6th October 2020 8pm-9pm
Thursday 8th October 2020 8pm-9pm
All taster sessions will be at Loughborough University Swimming Pool (Next to the Loughbrough Students union near the main enterance of campus)
You will be asked to meet outside the university swimming pool enterance 15 minutes before the start of the taster session (7.45)
Polo Team trials will take place in January 2021. Keep an eye on club updates for trial information.
Tuesday 20:00 - 22:00
University Swimming Pool (Deep Half)
Wednesday: Varying Times
Whitewater Training - HPP Nottingham
Thursday 20:00 - 22:00
University Swimming Pool (Deep Half)
Coaching is available from our in-club qualified volunteer coaches
SAMUEL NEWTON - CLUB CHAIR
As chair I have overall responsibility for the Club. My tasks include: organising meetings, liaising with union staff, ensuring that all committee members are completing their role effectively as well as helping the Club to expand, improve and cater for a wide range of abilities.
CAMERON BATNEY - VICE CHAIR
Hi, I'm Cameron and I joined Canoe as a fresher with next to no experience (mostly for the socials) and enjoyed it so much I ended up learning to kayak along the way. I spend most of my time playing Canoe Polo or leading socials, but if you're lucky you might even see me swimming down a river! I'm Secretary and Vice Chair for Canoe, my job is to keep everyone up to date with what's going on, sort out the kit, and help run the club. If there's anything you need don't hesitate to give me a shout.
AMY CHAPMAN - TREASURER
Hi everyone, I am your treasurer for this year so I will be the one organising our budget to make sure we continue investing in new equipment and subsidising our events throughout the year. This will be my third year in the club and even though I will be on placement you will still catch me at pool sessions and weekend trips!
JON SIMONETTI - MEDIA AND TRIP SECRETARY
I'm both your Media and Trips Sec. This means that i'll be organising and running the exciting trips we do throughout the year, such as freshers trip and surf trip, as well as running the social media accounts and making sure that we get some amazing footage and pictures throughout the year to make some exciting videos and to show off what we do, and to keep you all updated. If you have any questions just send me a message!
GEORGE GREEN - COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING SECRETARY
I am looking forward to train you all the skills that go along with kayaking and to make sure you're not bobbing down the rivers out of your boat. We will have you turning your boat in all sorts of directions and looking amazing at the same time. I will always be at the sessions so if you want to learn a new skill or develop a complicated skill I will be able to get you the correct support.
DAN LADEGA - SOCIAL SEC
My role as social sec for Canoe is to organise fun Socials and events. I will be organising plenty of socials throughout the year including sober nights so everyone can be involved! I joined in my first year and everyone was so friendly and it was such a fun sport! I am looking forward to organising loads of events this year!
MARCUS DAVENPORT - POLO SEC
Canoe polo is my area of expertise, currently on the U21 GB team and hope to encourage many of you into trying it out, polo will be a new sport which is a part of kayaking which many of you will have never played. We will be getting you playing as soon as possible.
HOLLY BOXALL - WELFARE SECRETARY
I’m your Welfare Committee representative for this year! I’m here for any issues or worries you may have, even if you just need a chat. Joining a new club can be daunting but I will always be here to help with any problems and point you in the right direction. Feel free to message me at any time!