Kayaking (BCUSA)

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There are many reasons why Kayaking is a fast-growing sport.

It offers outdoor enjoyment, healthy exercise, a fun connection with friends, a challenge and adventure.

At Bede's, kayaking tuition begins in the School pool, with opportunities to kayak on the Cuckmere River when the weather warms up. From lesson one, pupils learn how to get into the kayak and grip the paddle correctly, which strokes to use and how to roll their kayak. Pupils have to be brave and deliberately roll their kayak under water and right themselves again, and the sense of achievement once they've conquered their fears is unbelievable!

Armed with the basics, pupils then learn to control their kayaks on open water, forwards and backwards, as well as working towards their British Canoe Union Star Awards (BCUSA).