I hope everyone is enjoying the Summer (!).

It was great to see so many members, past and present, at the lake on 17th May, pics are up on the facebook page.

Pool Update

As many of you know West Wickham pool will be closed for at least 18 months for refurbishment.  It will therefore be sometime (maybe somewhere around Christmas next year) before we know anymore about how and when we might be able to return.

Fortunately Sevenoaks Leisure Centre have been able to accommodate us at a sustainable price in our usual Monday evening time slot.  This is great news and means that  Sevenoaks Leisure Centre will become our pool night home while West Wickham is refurbished.   Thanks to all those (led ably by Graham and a horse box – the horses were fine, they were in the field..) who helped get all our kit out of WW last week.  We finally have our pool boats and all our equipment back…

If you have not yet been to a pool night at Sevenoaks then do please come along.  Also as its Summer hopefully those of you that find Sevenoaks just a little bit too far for a Monday can still join us 5 minutes down the road at Chipstead Lake on a Friday (dates below).

Training Update

Fantastic Freestyle training opportunity with Team GB coach Mike Shaw – 24 June @Sevenoaks Pool 
Mike is aiming to grow interest and capacity within Freestyle paddling..  He’s offering to come and spend an evening with us for Free..
He’d like to pass on learning to coaches, and give club members an opportunity to benefit from his coaching.
There will be an opportunity for coaches to take part in further sessions that he’ll be running in the future at Lee Valley.
Mike’s travelling from Cambridge – so we need to confirm we have sufficient interest. 
Please DM Deb – training@bromleycanoeclub.org.uk to confirm your attendance before Tuesday 11 June
Lee Valley Paddling Festival 5 – 7 July
Includes freestyle competitions, live talks, a weekend of paddling.. 
For more info and tickets:   Lee Valley Festival  Email: LVwhitewaterevents@gll.org
Jack Petchey Update
Well done to Mingpei our spring winner! Thanks to Laura for organising a fantastic trip to Skaterham at Caterham! 
Well done to participants and I believe there were some fantastic dad-skate moves….
Summer winner to be announced shortly! 

Trips update

Here is a list of the upcoming events for the Summer.  Do book on and please make sure you transfer money immediately.  We’re still experiencing issues with payment where we’re having to chase members.  We are a volunteer club and we all have our other lives too so please help out in this small way if you can.

Chipstead Lake and Youth Training (6pm for 6:30 unless stated)

Please log in to Just Go to book if you can

31st May

7th June

14th June

21st June

5th July

19th July

2nd August

16th August

30th August

6th September


Saturday 15th June – London Youth Games (talk to Debs for info)

Saturday 29th June – Nene trip

Saturday 13th July – Lee Valley

Wednesday 4th September – AGM and social evening

Saturday 26th October – 50th Anniversary Celebrations Part Two.

I hope this final update of the Spring before the real Summer sets in (we live in hope) finds you all well and looking forward to some relaxing times.