Lancaster University Canoe Club is a very diverse and friendly group of people all with an interest in canoeing and kayaking. Kayaking is one of the UK's fastest growing sports and university is a great place to get involved! As a club we welcome all abilities to come along and get involved, from a complete novice to a seasoned pro. We take part in near all disciplines of the sport, some more than others, a list of the disciplines the club participates in follows:
- Whitewater canoeing and kayaking
- Flatwater canoeing and kayaking
- Canoe polo
- Wildwater racing
- Slalom canoeing and kayaking
- Freestyle kayaking
The canoe club is one of the most active groups within the university, there is always something to get involved with.
The club runs four pool sessions a week in the university pool found on campus. These sessions are split into river skills and polo sessions providing the perfect opportunities to learn new skills or practice old ones. Sessions are run on the following days at the following times:
Monday 7:45am - 9:00am
Tuesday 7:45am - 9:00am
Friday 7:45am - 9:15am
Sunday 4:45pm - 6:30pm
There are river trips most weekends arranged by the river captain for a range of abilities on a range of rivers. These trips are great chances to learn and develop paddling skills enabling club members to improve and move onto bigger and better rivers. All the information about river trips can be found on the forum, calendar or in the weekly club newsletter.
Even though we have some of the best white water in the UK on our doorstep, throughout the year there are also opportunities to go away with the club whether just for paddling enjoyment or to compete. Trips range from weekends such as the annual
through to paddling in the Alps.
Some of our annual trips include;
- The Tyne Tour
- Roses varsity with York University
- BUCS Wild Water Race & Slalom
- The Presidents trip (in recent years this has been to North Wales)
- National Student Rodeo
All the information about club trips can be found on the forum, calendar or in the weekly club newsletter.
Despite it's name canoe polo is not paddling in a canoe, but a kayak, it is a competitive sport played at many levels of ability throughout the world. As a club we're always looking for new players of all abilities. Training is twice weekly in the pool with competitions played throughout the year against other clubs and universities.
Please check the calendar and forum for the most up to date information regarding canoe polo events. All the information about competitions can be found on the forum, calendar or in the weekly club newsletter.
Not everything to do with the club does involves getting wet, we also have a wide variety of weekly socials held on Wednesday evenings. All kinds of socials take place through out the year, the details for each social can be found on the calendar, in the newsletter or on the forum. Past socials have included the annual bin bag and three legged bar crawls right through to the Christmas meal. Socials are a great chance to get together with other club members and socialise away from the water.