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     H2oadventures British canoeing Personal Performance awards in                     Swanage and Poole

H2oadventures British Canoeing Personal performance start award is the perfect first step into the world of kayaking and Canoeing. Don't know one end of the kayak to the other ? What paddle should I use ? I lack the confidence to get out on the water with friends and family ?


If your asking theses questions this is the course for you. With a friendly and highly qualified coach you will spend the day looking at which craft you would like to try out along with a selection of paddles and equipment.


During your session we can look at the type of environment you would like to paddle in and work with you on a personal action plan helping you to achieve further personal performance awards. This course can take place from the beach in Swanage, Poole Harbour and from the River Frome in Wareham. Private sessions available and group bookings. 

H2oadventures British Canoeing Personal Performance Discover award is perfect for when you feel you are ready to progress from your start award or have already had a go in either kayak or Canoe. 


Your Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.


This event can take place either from the beach in Swanage , River Frome in Wareham or Poole Harbour . Weather conditions will dictate the final location. 

H2oadventures British Canoeing Personal performance Explorer award is the final stage before heading off for a discipline specific award to suit your requirements.


Sea kayaking award, Slalom award, White water kayaking award, Open Canoeing award, Touring award.  You will have learnt so much during your first 3 awards and have great confidence in your ability to control your craft using a range of paddle strokes and have a greater understanding of the environment you are heading off in for your next adventure.


The Explorer award is an in depth course and you will need previous experience in either kayaking or Canoeing. This can be gained on the 2 previous awards. This course can be arranged on the river Frome Wareham and Poole Harbour . Private groups and sessions are available.

British canoeing sea kayak award is part of the new personal performance awards new to 2019. This is the perfect course for those who have had experience in kayaking on rivers and lakes who would like to start exploring the coastline and heading out to sea. With such amazing coastline in Dorset this is the best place to come and learn while having a great adventure.


This course is open to all abilities looking to work towards their award. The personal performance award is a no stress course with experienced and qualifed coaches ready to teach you all the skills you will need to feel safe and confident out on the water in sea conditions. This is a great benchmark for your personal skills.


During the weekend course you will recieve regular updates on your progression all candidates will receive action plans on future coaching to improve the skills learnt on this course. If you have prior experience and feel you are ready for assessment then this will happen during the weekend course.


H2oadventures supplies all equipment including kayak hire, Buoyancy aids, Helmets,Paddle and a dry bag for your personal items. We encourage you to bring your own sea kayaks and equipment to the course that you will use on future trips.

Being based on the Jurassic coast we have various launching sites including Swanage Bay, Studland, Poole Harbour giving you the best experience during your time with H2oadventures.