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Beginners & Starting Out

Introductory Sessions

Seren Dŵr is based at Cardiff International White Water, which offers flat water and pumped Whitewater. We also introduce our paddlers to our beautiful local Welsh rivers on our day trips and weekends away.

If you are already a paddler – just get in touch and you’ll be welcome to come along to any of our sessions… at the pool, at CIWW or on the river to meet us all!


Most of our new members are complete beginners. Seren Dŵr  runs frequent beginners courses for everyone from 8+, to teens, and adults. We are passionate about paddling and committed to providing exceptional coaching to take our members from beginner to expert. We run “Come and Try It” and Beginners sessions all year-round. So we’d love to hear from you if you'd like to learn to paddle! 


We pride ourselves on being a friendly and supportive community, where everyone can learn, grow and make lifelong friends.

Find out more about our coaching structure here

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Pool Sessions

In winter, we offer pool training sessions which are the perfect way to learn to paddle. There are also fun game and rolling sessions to help you develop your skills and build confidence. At Seren Dŵr, we believe that everyone can learn how to paddle a canoe like a pro and our qualified coaches are committed to providing you with top-notch training!

You can find some great videos and photos from our sessions on our Instagram account Make sure you give us a follow!


Those leading and supporting the session had so much enthusiasm it just shone throughout the session. Everything was explained so well and everyone had a supportive and encouraging manner.


The level of support was great and caring nature of the leaders. Our daughter was nervous and inexperienced and they took very good care of her."

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