Trim Canoe Club (TCC) provides a limited number of level 2 beginner courses during Summer months. The course is offered to membership applicants only. We do not provide training commercially. 

The L2 course takes 2 days. Each day is from 9:30am to 4pm unless otherwise advised.


Applicants can apply by making direct contact with the club.

Applications can be made for either a specific date that TCC have published or to be added to our contact list for future dates (unpublished). 

Contact can be made by using the following methods: 


  • Applicants must be able to swim 25 metres unaided.
  • Applicants must be 18+ on the first day of the course.


See our membership page for pricing here.

Pricing for L2 training in 2022 is €120 per person (2-day course). There is an additional charge of €30 for Canoeing Ireland membership should you wish to join the club on successful completion of the course.

The cost includes provision of required gear (see below)

Annual club membership (Jan-Dec)


Payment to be sent by bank transfer at least 7 days in advance.

Details for bank transfer will be sent to applicants along with the course “sign-up form” when TCC finalises course details and attendance numbers.

If applicants cannot be reached within the final 4 days of the course without payment then their place will be offered to the public.

Cancellations within 3 days of start of course will incur a 75% cost if that place cannot be filled.

Items we provide:

  • Boat
  • Paddle
  • Wetsuit
  • Cag
  • Buoyancy aid (PFD)
  • Spray deck
  • Helmet

Items you need to bring:

  • Normal swimwear
  • Old runners or water-sports booties
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Packed lunch
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen for face and hands
  • Optional: Light top (non-absorbent or synthetic) (rash vest) for underneath wetsuit


In order to protect you and the other participants on the course, we require that you have not travelled outside of Ireland/N.I. and that you have not had symptoms related to COVID-19 in last 3 weeks. There will be a short declaration that you will need to sign and provide basic contact details in case the HSE require them for contact tracing. These personal details will not be shared for any purposes other than a health incident. Preview the form here.

Cancellation policy:

Payment to be sent at least 7 days in advance.

If participants cannot be reached within 4 days of course and there’s no receipt of payment then their place will be offered to the public.

Cancellations within 3 days will incur a 75% cost if that place cannot be filled.

If the course is cancelled by TCC due to weather, water levels, or any other reason then all participants will receive 100% refund within 3 working days.

TCC reserves the right to cancel without reason in order to protect the privacy of our volunteers.

In the event of a course cancellation then every effort will be made by TCC to reschedule the training for the applicants.

Child Protection:

Trim Canoe Club does not currently have any junior programs and as such we operate our introductory courses for adults only (18+) in order to comply with Canoeing Ireland’s child protection policy. Children in the club as part of a family membership are to be supervised at all times both on and off the water by their legal parents/guardians per our safeguarding policy. Trim Canoe Club cannot currently accommodate individual membership of children (u18) or vulnerable adults.

Course Curriculum:

Details from Canoeing Ireland available on the following link.