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Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club WKCC

Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club WKCC


It is the policy of WKCC that all paddlers, volunteers, coaches and parents show respect and understanding for each other, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club. The aim is for all paddlers to improve performance and have fun. Everyone involved in the Club should abide by the

Club Rules and Policies.
• Take care of all property belonging to the club or club members
• Treat other club members with respect at all times — on and off the
water — treat other paddlers as you would want to be treated yourself
• Avoid behaviour which may inconvenience or upset others
• Co-operate and listen to your coach or club officials
• Ensure your safety and the safety of others
Club Officials, Coaches and Volunteers
• Consider the well being and safety of paddlers before the development
of performance
• Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on
mutual trust and respect
• Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and
experience of those taking part
• Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
• Follow BCU and club guidelines and policies
• Hold the appropriate, up-dated qualifications and insurance
• Encourage paddlers to value their performance and not just results
• Never condone the use of prohibitive substances
• Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
• Never force your child to take part in sport
• Never punish or belittle a child for loosing or making mistakes
• Publicly accept official’s judgements
• Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy the sport
• Use correct and proper language at all times
• Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own
performance and behaviour

Wychavon Kayak and Canoe Club
Minimum Age Policy
August 2023

As a club our priority is to keep all club members as safe
as possible while on and around the water at all times.
We have a minimum age policy of 8 years old.
Club Requirements
A child under the age of 18 years must be accompanied
at all times by their parent or guardian while around or on
the water. The parent or guardian must be responsible
for their child at all times during any club session. This is
for safety reasons.
Any parent or guardian accompanying a child under 18
years of age must be able to demonstrate to a club
coach that they can swim confidently in water. The adult
will also be required to demonstrate a wet exit from a
kayak or canoe on the water before their child can
accompany them on a club paddle.

All children who wish to join our club with their
accompanying adult must also be able to swim in water
and may be asked to demonstrate this to one of the
Competence on the water
The relevant coach will determine if an individual is
competent and / or capable of undertaking any activity
on the water. The coaches decision is final and if they
deem an activity to be beyond the current capabilities of
a member or child they may, at their discretion, ask a
member / child not to take part in an activity.
We ask all members and potential members to respect
the coaches judgement in all matters.

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