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Practice your skills with the help of British Canoeing qualified coaches.

Our pool sessions

Pool sessions are a great way to experience canoeing / kayaking in a safe warm environment, it’s also an ideal place to practice your skills whether thats the basics or more advanced techniques.

Our sessions are also a great place to start if you are completly new to paddlesports. If you are totally new, then don’t worry, we will first introduce you to a British Canoeing qualified coach who will firstly talk to you about what you want to get out of your session, this will likely be followed by a brief introduction around some of the equipment we use before running through a saftey demonstration. (Experienced life guards as well as our coaches who are also experienced in water safety are present at all our pool sessions).

Book your place at our next pool session (places are limited)

Book pool session

Not got a boat or equipment? No worries, boats can be hired from the club at a cost of £5 a boat.
(Please note: Club hire boats need to be booked 24hrs before a pool session or club paddle, so that we can reserve and transport one down to the location – Click on the button below to hire a club boat)

Hire a Boat / Equipment

Pool details

Time / Location 

Our pool sessions take place on the last Saturday of each month (please check the club event calendar foe exact times)

South Woodham Ferrers swimming pool – Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5JU

What to bring

You will only need your usual swimming gear, towel and a £1 coin for the locker
 (some of our members also wear a tshirt / watersport rash vest). Many of our members bring their own boats to practice, but don’t worry – we do have boats and equipment at every pool session that’s available for eveyone to use. You are free to bring your own boat if you wish – just please make sure that it has been washed and cleaned.


The cost for new (non) members is £8.50 – per pool session £5 per child. Non-members can come along to 4 sessions until they will be asked to become a member of the club if they wish to continue.

If you are new, please email us beforehand so we know you are coming and can plan accordingly.

The cost for MCC members is £8.50 – per pool session.

Boat Hire £5.

“Maldon Canoe Club is a great club that has made me and my family feel very welcome. My children love having fun at the pool sessions, and there is always help and support on hand from knowledgeable coaches.”

MCC member

“I started out in my late 20's and enjoyed just throwing the ball around while trying to stay in my boat. Now 30 years later I am still playing this sport which keeps me fit and a having a great social time as well.”

MCC Canoe Polo member

I started out kayaking on the sea, but was invited along to try white water with one of the clubs level 3 coaches at Lee Valley. I was hooked from the first session, even though I spent more time out of the boat than in it.

MCC member

Great day out waves got big every time I looked.The coach was right their inspiring confidence great leadership I was able to push myself knowing I was looked after.

MCC member

I was a total novice when I first joined, but through the help of the club I have now have some British canoeing awards under my belt and feel lots more confident in the water. Thanks for all the coaching and leadership.

MCC member

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