Summer Sessions 2021 at NW10
Returning to Paddling at NW10 (Harlesden/Park Royal) With Coroner virus restrictions expected to be eased on 29th March, The Sharks are proposing to start paddling sessions at our NW10 site on Thursday 1st April.
Southall Sessions – Summer 2021
Returning to Paddling With the planned easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March 2021, The Sharks are proposing to restart paddling sessions at Southall form Tuesday 30th March and introduce a second weekly session on Thursdays.
Another Month in Lockdown Another month most of us would rather forget, however , there are a few thing start went on in Sharkland.
Countryfile comes to Harefield
And more specifcally to The Sharks The Sharks are entering into a partnership with the Colne Valley Regional Park, to help clear Floating Pennywort from the Colne Valley and the BBC’s Countryfile Programme were interested to know all about it.
Help Tom Raise Money
For British Heart Foundation Tom Canfield is taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 23rd May 2021, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, please help him raise money my donating on his fundraising page.
What can we say? Not the month we had been hoping for, not the New Year we wanted, but we are staying positive and preparing for what is going to come later in the year.
Building Up Southall
Small steps in creating our base in Southall The first of the garages in the Undercrofts as been racked out, by the ingenuity of Tristram Turner, our lead coach at Southall. Thanks for the effort, good to see that even during lockdown we can move the Club forward.
Principles of Training
How to Improve your performance Our Slalom Coach, Rick Moore has written the following information in order to help our paddlers, get fit, stay fit and generally improve their performance.
Lockdown version 3
All Club Facilities Closed until further notice. The announcement by the Government of a further national lockdown has meant that we are legally required to close all or our facilities.
Covid-19 – A Statement – Updated 6th January 2021
Coronavirus Policy Updated 6th January 2021
Still Dooking after all this time
Sharks Seen Swimming in the Tay Whilst all official organised Dooks have had to be cancelled, people up and down the Countries have taken to Wild Swimming and we are pleased to say that The Sharks have been keeping the annual tradition of Dooking alive through the pandemic.
Links and colleges from the past year’s reviews 2020 is certainly a year we will remember, however, there were some positive things that happened, here isa look back at the year.
We opened up and shut down again! After a moth of lockdown, we had a brief period where we could open up our sessions, but as Covid-19 cases accelerated across London , organised sport was again closed down, but this is what we did do in December.
You are not Alone, you don’t need to be Alone We have a solution, we have set up a WhatsApp group called Paddle Pal, where you can make arrangements to paddle with someone in keeping with current Covid-19 restrictions regulations.
Fed Up with Swimming Down Slalom Courses?
Now is Your Chance to Swim Up One! Can you rise to the challenge, to swim up the Cardiff International White Water Course?
We are Back – Again!
Yes, We are Paddling Again – Are YOU? The Sharks are back paddling again after Lockdown 2.0, we were back in action on Saturday 5th December at Southall and NW10 and on Sunday 6th December at Harefield.
Not a Lot Happened For all but a couple of days England was in Lockdown 2.0, so not much action going on.
Was October Good? We have seen a steady rise in new members at all our sites, so things are definably looking positive for the future, but we still face a period of uncertainty for all of us.
That Was Osterley 2020
1,547 Thank Yous That is the number of people we had in our somewhat truncated season at Osterley Park this year.
Encouraging signs returning Whilst it has been a very difficult year for all of us, September showed some positive signs for the future with more people paddling.
It is always good to be Headline Act!
The Sharks are the talk of other people’s websites There are plans to improve the canalised in Harlesden and when you want a good picture for your website where do you go?
Training Camp Report We held a training camp for our slalom paddlers in Llandysul, Wales, the site is used for events at al divisions in the UK calendar, so an excellent venue, for fun, practice and a weekend away.
You can now Pay by PayPal
Ways to pay for sessions with The Sharks During the current pandemic, we have looked at ways to avoid cash payments and now we have added PayPal as a way to pay for Shark Sessions.
To all our Staff The past few months have been a trying and testing time for all of us, The Sharks were up and paddling within days of the lockdown lifted at first with experienced paddlers and then gradually introducing other socially distanced sessions.
We have a Vision
And that vision is starting to become reality The Sharks have been working to create a permanent home or our own in Southall for quite sometime, we could see the potential of converting disused garages and undercroft in to a thriving Community based Canoe Club with gym and more.
When some things start to look normal Whilst August was not a normal month for any of us, things did at least begin to look as if things were returning to normality and for The Sharks, that means paddling.
On the move in Southall
We have moved, but only slightly From now on the meeting place for our sessions in Southall will be just in a slightly different place, just 200m further along the canal, but providing us with far better options so we can improve what we do.
Want to try canoeing, but not sure what to do? Then contact The Sharks, we are here to help get people started in canoeing, in a friendly fun way, with no commitments or need to but any kit. Call us now on 07951 770241, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Barn and The Sharks
Our Barn paddling with The Sharks Another great day of fun with Our Barn who joined us for a paddling session at Osterley Park.
Osterley From the Sky
Google Earth Picture of Osterley Park See us kayaking on the Lake in the Park, our family fun sessions have been caught by Google Earth
A Big Thank You to our Amazing Staff July has been a difficult month fo us all, we started to crawl back into activity in June, opening our first post lockdown sessions, which have grown and stabilised throughout July.
We are Back! Although we have a long way to go till we are fully open, after being locked down it is good that our existing paddlers have been able to get out on the water, hopefully July will see more action and more paddlers.
Yes, Harefield is where GB paddlers are training through Covid-19 The Sharks home at Harefield is the place GB paddlers are training, whilst other facilities are shut due to Covid-19.
Sport England – Thank You
Covid-19 Support The Sharks would like to thank Sport England for a donation of £1,000 to help us through the difficult circumstances created by Covid-19 pandemic.
We are Southall
Well Done and Thank You to Everyone Involved The Sharks are proud to be part of the Southall Community and we are proud of the Southall Community.
Not a Month we will want to Remember May usually one of our busiest months, and this year was the warmest May ever, but opportunity and activity were on hold due to the Coronavirus.
Pushing Yourself to the Limit Long Distance Racing in canoes and kayaks takes a number of forms, but it is exhilarating, tactical, fun and rewarding. At entry level races are just a few kilometres on flat water.
Our Top Easyfundraisers
The People who are saving The Sharks Money So far people subscribing to Easyfundraising, the fundraising app that earns money when you shop online, but does not cost you a penny has raised £199.11.
Join in the Fun and the Exhilaration of Canoe Slalom! The Sharks have a thriving Canoe Slalom section, operating from our base in at Troy Lake near Harefield.