• 1st Tuesday – New Member DRY Induction (6.00-6.30 pm)
  • 2nd Tuesday – New Member WET Induction (6.00-7.00pm)

Please also view our Social (Peer) Paddles which are regular paddle times not added to the Calendar.

Feb
7
Tue
Lessons with Geoff Emery
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Contact Geoff to arrange a lesson one on one or with a group, Geoff offers lessons on a number of days, Contact Geoff to arrange a time.

EMAIL: gemry13@gmail.com

Induction – Dry @ Swan Canoe Club
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
12
Sun
Rod Fry Memorial Race 2023
Feb 12 all-day

🏆 Rod Fry Memorial Race 2023 🏆 Sunday, February 12, 2023

Registrations close midnight Thursday 9th February 2023.

THE RACE
Where: Swan Canoe Club, Johnson Parade, Mosman Park
Check-in: 7:00 – 7:45am
Race / Safety Briefing: 8:00am
Start (1st Wave): 8:30am

SAFETY
We share the Swan River with other traffic and the 12km course requires paddlers to cross the main channel. Paddlers must obey water rules and be confident in their own competency and fitness. Remember hydration, sun protection. PFD mandatory for U16 and recommended for others. All participants must attend the Race/Safety Briefing at 8am.

COURSES [Link to race map]
Start/Finish at Swan Canoe Club jetty.
🔹 12km (turn at Stirling Bridge, North Freo)
🔹 6km (turn at Point Roe red marker)
🔹 3km (turn at Chidley Point red marker)

All turns are anticlockwise.
Wave starts from 8:30am. Waves/Classes to be confirmed on race day. Race Director has discretion.
Dragon Boats: 6km only

PRIZES
Cash prizes for fastest male and female single paddlers (12km course):
🥇 1st: $150
🥈 2nd: $100
🥉 3rd: $50
Plus random draw for other prizes. Presentations after the race.

FEES
🔹 Adults: $25
🔹 Juniors (U18): $15

Morning tea and refreshments are included in the race entry fee – available at the club after the race.
$5 per person discount for doubles.
Dragon Boats $125 per boat.
$20 for insurance will be added for non-affiliated paddlers (i.e. paddlers who are not members of either PA/PWA or AusDBF/DBWA).

COVID-19
Prevailing guidance and restrictions will apply (WA Govt COVID-19).

Enquiries: admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

REGISTRATION LINK

Feb
13
Mon
Basic Paddle Skills x 2 hours with Gillian
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Any course run by the Swan Canoe Club will require participants to be fully vaccinated and wear masks whilst indoors. Please confirm with your instructor that you are vaccinated. If you have any issues please speak directly to club admin at admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

Thanks, SCC Committee and ADMIN

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A two hour semi private lesson with Gillian. Do two sessions to cover the same content as the Intro to Kayaking course or custom make a lesson to suit your needs.

Gillian will be running these lessons on Monday afternoons at 4-6pm.

Contact Gillian to discuss content, timing and pricing hendersonhobbs18@gmail.com.

 

Feb
14
Tue
Matilda Bay Paddle with Jocelyn (and Geoff)
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

FULLY BOOKED

Come and join Jocelyn and Geoff for a pleasant paddle from the Club to Matilda Bay for some coffee and cake, or maybe lunch?

This flat water guided paddle is 15.4km over 3.45 hours including breaks. The trip will require moderate fitness. Meet at the Club at 08.00 to prepare for a 08.30 departure.

RSVP by the 10th of February via the link below.

(only open to Swan Canoe Club Members)

For enquiries email Jocelyn

Lessons with Geoff Emery
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Contact Geoff to arrange a lesson one on one or with a group, Geoff offers lessons on a number of days, Contact Geoff to arrange a time.

EMAIL: gemry13@gmail.com

Induction – Wet @ Swan Canoe Club
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring along wet gear.

Feb
16
Thu
T&D Meeting with Colin Scully
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

T&D Meeting

Feb
21
Tue
Lessons with Geoff Emery
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Contact Geoff to arrange a lesson one on one or with a group, Geoff offers lessons on a number of days, Contact Geoff to arrange a time.

EMAIL: gemry13@gmail.com

SCC Committee Meeting
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm
Feb
24
Fri
BBQ Night
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Information/RSVPs coming soon

Feb
25
Sat
Introduction to Kayaking
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Any course run by the Swan Canoe Club will require participants to be fully vaccinated and wear masks whilst indoors. Please confirm with your instructor that you are vaccinated. If you have any issues please speak directly to club admin at admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

Thanks, SCC Committee and ADMIN

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This course is designed for people who are new to kayaking or those wishing to learn basic kayaking skills including:

– gear and equipment
– safety awareness & rescues
– different types of kayaks and paddles
– basic strokes and techniques

Members $70 and Non-Members $125

Further information on the course content is available here.

JANUARY 2023 BOOKING LINK (with Colin Scully)

FEBRUARY 2023 BOOKING LINK (with Elena Lennox)

MARCH 2023 BOOKING LINK (with Colin and Jocelyn)

Feb
26
Sun
Intro to Paddling a Sea Kayak with Geoff E
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Any course run by the Swan Canoe Club will require participants to be fully vaccinated and wear masks whilst indoors. Please confirm with your instructor that you are vaccinated. If you have any issues please speak directly to club admin at admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

Thanks, SCC Committee and ADMIN

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This course is designed for people who have some previous kayaking experience, have the ability to perform basic paddling strokes and are able to swim at least 25 meters.

This course is conducted using sit in type sea kayaks. A club sea kayak and equipment are provided.

The course will provide information on:

  • different types of sea kayak design and material
  • sea kayak safety features
  • safety equipment
  • Western Australian boating regulations for kayaking on the ocean
  • paddle types
  • the use of a rudder and skeg

It will provide instruction on how to:

  • paddle forwards, backwards, turn, manoeuvre sideways and stop in an emergency
  • capsize and exit an upturned kayak (wet exit) while wearing a spray deck
  • launch and land a sea kayak
  • edge and lean a sea kayak
  • manoeuvre a sea kayak without the use of a rudder
  • use the paddle to help prevent a capsize (low brace support stoke)
  • perform an assisted rescue as the rescuer
  • perform an assisted rescue as the rescuee

A Swan Canoe Club Introduction to Paddling a Sea Kayak certificate will be awarded to people who have demonstrated competency in the skills required for paddling a sea kayak and a controlled wet exit wearing a spray deck.

These skills are normally a pre-requisite for easy club sea kayaking trips.

Pre-requisites: Able to swim 25 metres in paddling clothes and PFD. For juniors under 18 please email enquiry through to admin@swancanoeclub.org.au.

Equipment: provided

Members ($70) and Non-Members ($125) welcome

Full course outline is available at Introduction to Paddling a Sea Kayak Course | Swan Canoe Club Inc. (paddle.org.au)

All courses are run by an accredited Paddle Australia instructor.

Cancellation Fees apply if withdrawing from the course:

  • 15% greater than 1 weeks notice
  • 25% less than 1 weeks notice but greater than 48 hours notice
  • 50% less than 48 hours notice

Disclaimer – SCC has the right to change or cancel courses at their discretion

Email – Geoff Emery: gemry13@gmail.com

BOOKING LINK FOR FEBRUARY INTRO TO PADDLING A SEA KAYAK

BOOKING LINK FOR APRIL INTRO TO PADDLING A SEA KAYAK (tbc)

New Member Paddle and Sundowner
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and join one of our T&D crew and some other experienced Swannies for a paddle. At the end of the paddle please join other club members for a sundowner on the verandah. BYO drinks. Casual dinner will be provided by the club.

RSVP to Elena to join the February new member paddle

 

 

 

 

Feb
27
Mon
Basic Paddle Skills x 2 hours with Gillian
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Any course run by the Swan Canoe Club will require participants to be fully vaccinated and wear masks whilst indoors. Please confirm with your instructor that you are vaccinated. If you have any issues please speak directly to club admin at admin@swancanoeclub.org.au

Thanks, SCC Committee and ADMIN

*************************************************************

A two hour semi private lesson with Gillian. Do two sessions to cover the same content as the Intro to Kayaking course or custom make a lesson to suit your needs.

Gillian will be running these lessons on Monday afternoons at 4-6pm.

Contact Gillian to discuss content, timing and pricing hendersonhobbs18@gmail.com.

 

Feb
28
Tue
Lessons with Geoff Emery
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Contact Geoff to arrange a lesson one on one or with a group, Geoff offers lessons on a number of days, Contact Geoff to arrange a time.

EMAIL: gemry13@gmail.com

Mar
1
Wed
SCC Social Comittee Meeting
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Social Committee Meeting

Mar
4
Sat
Guided Paddle for Members
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The guided paddle is suitable for all members, especially for those who are new to the club and paddling on Swan River. Your guide will take you out onto the river, and weather/wind dependant will take the group on a paddle that could include Chidley point, Point Walter, the Sandbar and/ or Freshwater Bay.
Contacting the nominated lead for the paddle is essential, so that they know the numbers and paddle experience of those attending. No RSVP may mean that if you turn up on the day you may not be able to join the group.
Please contact the lead to join this paddle for:
January – Jennifer Houston jenniferhouston1971@gmail.com 
February – Sarah Whittaker sarahjwhittaker@hotmail.com
March – Marty and Gillian (contact coming)
Mar
5
Sun
Penguin Island Trip with Geoff E
Mar 5 all-day

This twenty kilometre return paddle commences at Palm Beach, opposite the Rotary Park, on the Esplanade Rockingham, west of the boat ramp, between Bell and Vista St.

We travel west under the Garden Island Causeway to John Point and then south past Point Peron to Bird Island, Seal Island and the seaward side of Penguin Island.

Depending on the weather the trip may be modified. Usually after a break at Penguin Island we circumnavigate the island and head back north past Seal and Bird Island and

back to where we started at Palm Beach, usually by about 2.00pm. This trip is for sit-in sea kayaks and not sit-on kayaks or skis. There are legal safety equipment requirements

that include wearing a P.F.D, having a bailer or pump in the kayak and carrying a set of flares or a P.L.B. The club also requires you to wear a helmet when we’re near the reef.

The pre-requisite for this trip is to have done an Introduction to Paddling a Sea Kayak or have equivalent skills and be comfortable capsizing with a spray deck..

If you have concerns or questions please contact the instructor, Geoff Emery on gemry13@gmail.com or on 0403 604 082.

To book yourself on this trip please email Geoffrey gemry13@gmail.com

May 2023 Trip to be confirmed closer to the time

Mar
7
Tue
Lessons with Geoff Emery
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Contact Geoff to arrange a lesson one on one or with a group, Geoff offers lessons on a number of days, Contact Geoff to arrange a time.

EMAIL: gemry13@gmail.com