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How to join us.

If you would like to come and try dragon boating we have a session each Sunday after 12 noon
for you to get the experience of being on the water. We ask for a donation of £5 for the session,
if after two weeks you think it is for you, membership will be available.

Paddling Information Sheet.

Membership is open to anyone wishing to support breast cancer awareness,
improve fitness and have fun.

Membership renewal fees are due by the end of April each year
(or at the time of joining the group.)

Single Member, survivor or supporter, £60 Anyone wishing to support the aims and objectives of Paddlers for Life. Supporters do not have voting rights at general meetings.
Survivor + Family, £90

Survivor or supporter plus their partner, family. Supporters do not have voting rights.

Benefits of membership

Responsibilities of membership

Entitlement to paddle in the Dragon Boats at Low Wood and take part in year-round events as described on the website.

Use of equipment such as buoyancy aids
and paddles.

Increased fitness and improved health.

Fun & friendship!

  • to abide by the constitution of the group.

  • to keep fit between paddling sessions including during the winter season.

  • to attend sessions regularly and train with the rest of the group.

  • to understand and sign the disclaimer before paddling.
  1. What shall I wear and bring
    with me?
  • Wear a t-shirt/leggings/track suit or waterproof clothing, trainers or flat shoes.
  • You need something you will be comfortable wearing and able to move about in.
  • Also bring a change of clothing and a bottle of water for on the boat.
  • Many members bring a packed lunch and return to the water in the afternoon.
  1. Do I need to decide straight away if I want to become a member?
  • After two sessions of training at a donation of £5
    you will be invited to join as a member.
  1. Do I have to wear a buoyancy aid?
  1. What equipment will I need?
  • Paddlers for Life provide the boats, paddles, and buoyancy aids.
  • Once you become an established paddler you may wish to buy your own buoyancy aid and paddle.
  1. How old do I have to be to take part?
  • Over 12 years of age – no upper limit.
  1. Do I have to be able to swim?
  • It is always an advantage to be able to swim, if you cannot we need to be aware of this before you get in the boat.
  • We have a ‘buddy’ safety routine on the boats and your ‘buddy’ would need to know.
  1. Do you have a training programme?
  • Training is based around the Sheffield Hallam Programme, and carried out both out of season and when on the water.
  • New entrants are requested to undertake an assessment before being committed to full time paddling.
  1. Where do you paddle?
  • We are based at the Low Wood Marina, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LP.
  • We paddle each Sunday from April until October, weather permitting.

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  If you wish to enquire about joining as a Member or Supporter,
or becoming  a Sponsor or make a Donation please click here