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Improver Rolling Clinic - White Water

Improver Level - 2 days | Prices from £275.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

Perfect for the white water paddler who is nearly there with their roll and just wants that final bit of help or would like some guidance in becoming more consistent when they roll.

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Dates & Prices

Cost (with accommodation): £325.00
Cost (no accommodation): £275.00
Cost (with accommodation): £325.00
Cost (no accommodation): £275.00
Cost (with accommodation): £325.00
Cost (no accommodation): £275.00
Cost (with accommodation): £325.00
Cost (no accommodation): £275.00

Is It For Me?

Learning to roll is always going to be a challenge for the majority, yet once mastered really starts to open up the possibilities in the world of kayaking. For many they manage to get the start of a roll, but then struggle to get it consistent either in the pool our out in the real environment.

This course is geared for the paddler who has some paddling experience and either has the beginnings of a roll, or is rolling but not consistently. You may have got to where you are with your rolling from previous coaching, self taught or perhaps been on one of our Beginner Rolling Clinics – whichever it is we are here to try and get your roll consistent and ‘bombproof’. The course is designed for white water, sea or surf kayakers alike.

Course Aims

Learning to roll is always going to be a challenge for the majority, yet once mastered really starts to open up the possibilities in the world of kayaking. For many they manage to get the start of a roll, but then struggle to get it consistent either in the pool our out in the real environment.

This course is designed to develop and shape the roll you have into something that will hopefully be more successful and ensure less swimming and more paddling. As always with rolling we cannot guarantee success, but we can guarantee to provide an intensive two days coaching and leave you with clear feedback, action plans and exercises to enable you to continue to develop your roll after you leave.

Course Content

You will usually be in a group of no more than six with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss people’s experience and aspirations, which will enable us to plan the day’s activity with you. The entire course will make the best use of our purpose built kayak rolling pool.

Each day will usually be spent with a number of 2-3 hour sessions in the pool being coached and practicing. If rolling in the pool gives success for everyone we have local outside venues to test our rolling in the real environment if it is appropriate. Whilst in the pool you can make use of our white water boats or plastic pool sea kayak (P&H Capella), along with other paddling gear and rolling aids. If you would rather use your own boat this is no problem, once it is washed out it can be used in the pool.

Video coaching will be a key part of the course and this will take place in the pool, but also in between pool sessions we will be reviewing video footage and making use of kayak rolling DVD’s. As a group the coaching in the pool will involve helping each other out a lot and maybe even giving each other feedback and coaching yourselves. In this it speeds up the learning process, but also gives you the tools to continue developing your roll after the course.

Each day will finish with a review and some clear action plans to help you take your developing roll forward as quickly as possible.

To make the rolling more pleasant in the pool we would advice you bringing your own nose clips (these may be available in the Lodge shop to buy).

What Will I Need?

Glenmore Lodge has a large and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.

If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.

We have a range of some of the latest river kayaks from Pyranha and other top manufacturers.

Our paddling clothing is from Peak and we have a wide range tailored to your discipline.

We use a range of paddles depending on the activity, Lendal and Werner for sea kayaking and Werner for river/surf kayaking.


  • Buoyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • Spray decks
  • Cags
  • Wet suits
  • Wet suit bootees
  • Small drybags
  • Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
  • Paddling Trousers
  • Pogies
  • Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
  • Towlines
  • Split Paddles


Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Informal clothing for leisure wear
  • Insulating layers – at least two mid weights
  • Fleece/insulated jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat & gloves***
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
  • Sun cream – you just never know! ***
  • Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
  • Insect repellent – it may be midgey!***
  • Spare towel
  • An alarm clock
  • Waterproof notebook ***

Glenmore Lodge has a pool, gym & climbing wall, so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!

Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability.

Remember the price is all inclusive

We want our customers to easily know what their course will cost, up front and in the open. Accommodation on the night before and the nights during your course, pick up from the train station (Friday and Sunday evenings only), breakfast, lunch, cake break and dinner are all included. All transportation on the course, centre facilities & any equipment you borrow are also part of the package

Course Pre-Requisites

Ideal for those that want to improve the performance of their roll. You should have the makings of a roll and have some success already.

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews Read all reviews

I was a little surprised that you ran the course for one person and I was a little apprehensive about two days of rolling but I was pleased in the end so thankyou.
Desmond McGee Reviewed on 30/08/2016
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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