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Paddlesport Start

Paddlesport Start is an encouragement award designed to provide a framework for a paddler’s first session.

This award will give paddlers an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of paddling and recognises their achievements at this level.


It is desirable that all candidates taking this award should be able to swim, however this is not essential.


The Paddlesport Start Award is certificated directly to the paddler by the coach upon successful completion of the assessment. British Canoeing qualified coach members can request Paddlesport Start Certificates by emailing [email protected]. Paddlesport Start Certificates are £1 each, bulk order rates are available to Affiliated Clubs and Approved Centres on request.

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