Newsletter November 2017


Hi there Swannies,

Hope you’re having a fantastic start to November and all enjoying the sunshine!

Our club has some very exciting events coming up and it would be so fantastic to have you at them. There are all kinds of events from a day trip to Penguin Island, right through to Christmas Holiday Classes to get enrolled in.

We look forward to seeing you at this events and make sure you take plenty of snaps to tag us in on Facebook and Instagram.

See you out on the water.

Upcoming Events:

Guided Paddle – Saturday, December 2nd
Penguin Island Trip – Sunday, December 3rd
SCC Christmas Party / Club Night – Thursday, December 7 (More details to come)
Introduction to Kayaking course – Saturday, December 9
Introduction to Paddling a Sea Kayak course – Sunday, December 17
Christmas Holiday Classes – Thursday 18th-Friday 19th and Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st December
Bronze Medallion – Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of January 2018

SCC Guided paddle

Saturday 2nd December 2017

SCC Monthly paddle for Club members old and new. Join Sarah for a paddle around the local waters and to finish off we will stop for a coffee in  Freshwater Bay to check out the new Cafe.

Contact Sarah: 0401591312 or email RSVPs a must so that she knows numbers to expect and if another instructor is required.

Penguin Island Sea Kayaking Trip

Sunday 3rd December 

Depending on the weather forecast and ocean conditions, this paddle usually starts just south of Rockingham, taking in Point Peron and Seal Island before reaching Penguin island. If time and conditions allow paddlers will circumnavigate the island before landing on the island for a break and lunch (BYO). Following lunch paddlers will return to the start point.

This is a fairly safe and comfortable paddle, especially for those who may not have had much experience of paddling on the ocean. Good opportunity to explore the small islands offshore and get close to the local wildlife.

Only those paddlers who have completed the SCC Intro to Sea Kayaking or are able to provide the instructor with proof of their ability to safely paddle on the ocean are able to attend this trip.

Paddlers must provide their own craft, suitable for paddling on the ocean. If you do not have one you can hire one from the club, please contact the SCC boat hire officer.

For more information and to register email Colin Priest:  

2017 Christmas Party – December 7 

This is an event that’s worth, not missing! We have some great things planned for the evening. The event will kick off following the Club Race (Approximately 6:30 pm), the BBQ will be on at 6 pm.

Please RSVP if you are attending to so we know to expect you. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

DECEMBER 9, 2017

This course is designed for people who are new to kayaking. It will provide information on:

What to wear when kayaking
Safety awareness when kayaking
Different types of kayak design
Different types fo paddles

It will provide instruction on how to: 

Determine the correct length of a paddle
Hold a paddle
Life and carry a kayak
Get in and out of a kayak
Launch and land a kayak
Adopt the correct sitting position while kayaking
Raft up with other kayakers
Paddle forward
Paddle backwards
Turn a kayak
Stop a kayaking in an emergency
Use the paddle to brace to help prevent a capsize
Manoeuvre the kayak sideways
Capsize and self-rescue.

Sunday 17th December 

This course is normally conducted on the Swan River as it concentrates on the skills required for controlling and maneuvering a sea kayak in calm conditions.

This course is designed for people who have some previous kayaking experience and have the ability to perform basic paddling strokes.

What is covered:

  • Survival Swimming
  • CPR
  • Aquatic Rescues
  • First Aid
  • Inland waterway safety


Why in the river?

  • Inland waterways account for the majority of all drowning deaths in WA
  • Inland waterways are dynamic environments



A reminder to all members – Everytime you leave the club make sure you have closed the roller doors, turned off the lights and locked all windows and doors. Whether someone is still at the club or not, it is so important to make sure the club is secure.

Club Hire

Please note that clubroom facilities are unavailable on the following dates due to the venue being hired out.

You will still have complete access to downstairs, however, please be mindful there will be functions upstairs.

Thursday – December 7th 8:30am- 3:30pm

Thank you for your consideration.

Thank you to Paddlesports Megastore for their continuous support to Swan Canoe Club.

Swan Canoe Club Contact Details:

Administration Officer: Olivia Haynes
0405 565 495

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