Banner-wpolo1Shrewsbury Canoe Club focuses primarily on the recreational side of paddle sport with an active kayak polo section. The club prides itself on introducing both children and adults alike to the various forms of paddle sport in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The club aims to keep its costs to members as low as possible to keep paddle sport accessible to as wide a range of the local community as possible.

Quarry Pool – March & Rally 2 July – Council vote 13 July

March & Rally to save the Quarry Pool – Saturday 2 July – 11:00 Pride Hill

Don’t let the councillor for Shifnal (TF11) decide to close your pool! Stuart West, Shropshire Council Leisure chief, has gone on the record as saying that Sundorne is only option – before there’s even a cabinet vote: Friday 24 June: http://bbc.in/28UU3RQ – from 17:40, around 2:40 min.

Sign-up & help steward on Saturday – rehersal 18:00 Friday at the top of Pride Hill.

Come & march to the pool on Saturday 2nd July & show your support for the pool.

On 13th July the decision will be taken by Shropshire Council Cabinet, only a few of whom represent Shrewsbury. So, if you want to keep the pool in the town, you should also write to your Shropshire councillor, or the town MP, Daniel Kawczynski before the council takes a decision we might all regret.

Last year there was  successful public meeting in September & the public rally in support of the Quarry pool in October – here’s a summary of what’s been happening.

Here’s more info on the options being drawn up for the future of public swimming pools in Shrewsbury.

River Festival – Sunday 5th June – Thanks to all who helped

Thanks to all who came along to the Quarry and supported Shrewsbury Canoe Club by helping out on land or on the water at the Shrewsbury River Festival. We ran a stand and hired out kayaks on what was a very sunny & busy Sunday.


Annual membership is £20 for individuals, £35 for family, & £15 for youths.

You can join via the secure membership site and there’s also a Facebook group where a bunch of Shrewsbury & Shropshire-based paddlers hang out.

River &  Pool Sessions

Summer Monday river nights have resumed on the Severn at Frankwell – £5 gets you coaching & full kit (but bring your own clothing!)

Pool sessions finished at the end of March & will resume in the autumn ~ September 2016 :

  • Polo Mondays at 8pm-9pm in the Priory pool, downstairs at the Quarry Centre.
  • General Tuesday pool sessions will be via advance booking once dates have been confirmed.

A Google Docs boat hire booking form is now available for use.

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