Newsletter May 2018



Hi there Swannies,

Winter is almost here, so make sure to stay warm on the water and layer up! There is a lot to look forward to, even if the weather is getting a little frosty, so be sure to read on and find out more.

Upcoming Events:

  • Point Walter Guided Paddle – Saturday May 5th
  • Slalom WA AGM – Sunday, May 6th
  • John Sims Race – Sunday, May 6th
  • Penguin Island Trip (FULL) – Sunday, May 6th
  • Wet Induction – Tuesday, May 8th, 18:00
  • Club Night – Thursday 17th, 17:30
  • Introduction to Kayaking – Sunday, May 20th
  • Canoe Slalom Special General Meeting – Friday, 25th May
  • Paddle and Dinner – Saturday, May 26th
  • Paddle Challenge – Sunday, May 27th
  • SCC AGM – Thursday, 21st June


Our AGM is scheduled for June 21st so please book it into your calendars! Please see the link below for more information.

It’s not too late to sign up for junior term classes!

Contact to find out how your children can get involved in paddling. We have a number of different classes and levels, there is a class suitable for everyone.

Paddle Challenge – 27th May 

SCC at Penrith Whitewater Stadium

Over the weekend 3 of our members participated in training camps at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Alexandria and Jack Choate worked their slalom skills and Demi O’Brien got into a downriver boat on the course for the first time. We hope to give more juniors more opportunities like this in the future!

May 20th, 2018

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.

Paddle Dogs Australia was Created by Robert Mcintyre, Alex Mcintyre and Courtney Epps, to promote the sport of kayaking. They have launched a range of clothing that follows their belief in sustainable practices and they are definitely worth a look. You can find them by the link below.

They also have a series of blogs and information surrounding training camps and other paddling opportunities on whitewater. At the moment the majority of these training camps are over east, however, we are working to create better opportunities for WA paddlers, so keep an eye on the website or look them up on social media.

Swan Canoe Club Forum

We created a forum for Swan paddlers to get in touch with each other. This can be used for any kind of paddling event, whether you want to go for a quick paddle in the morning or organise a big event.

Please click the link below to join.

Venue Hire

The upstairs area will be unavailable for members on the following dates:

  • Sunday, May 6th

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

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