How Does The Club Operate?

From September to April indoor pool sessions are held on Monday evenings (school term time) at the Plas y Brenin rolling pool. (Please park in the main car park at the rear of the centre and use the back door next to the Kathmandu air disaster memorial plaque. This will take you directly to the pool and changing rooms).

There are two sessions: 6:00 – 7:00 pm and 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Throughout the year (particularly from April to September) suitably qualified coaches and leaders and / or very experienced club members organise paddling trips to lakes, rivers and the sea.

Please see the “Membership Application Form” page for annual subscription/costs.

Where do my Membership Fees Go?

The majority of the membership fee that you pay goes to Canoe Wales in order to pay for the club’s affiliation which gives all members tremendous benefits; check out the Canoe Wales website for details.

We also pay to be affiliated with the Outdoor Partnership and Sport Conwy.

Another portion goes towards insurance of the container outside the swimming pool.

Money also has to be paid ‘up-front’ to the swimming pool (we have to pay in blocks of 10 weeks).

We have a stock of good quality boats and paddling kit which requires maintenance and replacing periodically.

No remuneration goes to any coach, leader or member of the committee. These people volunteer their services freely to the club.

What are the Full benefits of Club Membership?

  • We can accommodate beginners and people with disabilities
  • Pool sessions (winter)
  • Sea, Lake and river trips all year round
  • Use of good quality boats and paddling kit
  • Loan of good quality boats and paddling kit
  • As a club member you become a Club Associate Member of Canoe Wales with associated benefits including;

Public Liability insurance when participating in club activities.

Updates by email with news, events and special offers for members.

Members also pay the Canoe Wales member’s rate for certain awards and qualifications.

Club affiliation to the Outdoor PartnershipThis allows club volunteers wishing to become qualified as leaders or coaches to access British Canoeing Awarding Body training courses and assessments at a heavily subsidised rate of only £20 per day.

Club Inclusion

We are an inclusive club and aim to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, including providing disabled people with the opportunity to take part in our sport and get active.

What’s going on?

Throughout the year suitably qualified coaches and / or very experienced club members organise paddling trips to lakes, rivers and the sea.These are listed on the website calendar.

If you are interested in coming along on any trip, check the website calendar for more details and to book places. There will be a variable maximum number of places for each trip (dependent on the coach to student ratio required and the number of boats available). Places are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Who’s who in the Club?

If you have a specific query relating to one of the following areas, please use the “Contact Us” page to contact that person directly. For any other queries, please contact the club Chair.

Mark Weldon

Mark Weldon


Brian Reynolds

Brian Reynolds

Club Secretary

Sally Pidcock

Membership Secretary

Chloe Perks

Social Secretary

Eliza Harvey

Eliza Harvey


Ian Henderson


Andy Bethel




Rowan Weldon

Junior Rep

Tomas Bethel

Junior Rep

Welfare & Safeguarding Policy

To download a copy of our Safeguarding Policy, click here.