• 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.

Apr
13
Sat
City Lights Evening Paddle with Jocelyn
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

City Lights Paddle

When: 5:30pm Saturday 13 April 2024

What: The paddle will start on the South Perth foreshore at sunset. We will then paddle an 11km circuit taking in the sights and lights of Elizabeth Quay, Claisebrook Cove, Optus Stadium and the Matagarup Bridge. The paddle will be followed by a BYO picnic on the grass overlooking the city.

Who: Due to the inherent risks of paddling at night paddlers must be of an intermediate level and be able to paddle 11 km continuously.

RSVP: https://form.jotform.com/232753268076866

Important: All paddlers must have front and rear lights to be able to participate in this paddle. If unsure please check @ https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/marine/MAC-B-PaddleSafe.pdf

Please note: This paddle may be modified, postponed or cancelled if weather conditions are not suitable.

If you have any questions please contact admin@swancanoeclub.org.au or if you have Jocelyn’s email to her directly.

Apr
16
Tue
SCC Committee Meeting
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm
Apr
17
Wed
Injury Prevention Talk for members with Gillian and Geoffrey
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join (Dr) Geoff and (Physiotherapist) Gillian for a talk on prevention of common paddler injuries.

6.30-830pm at the club

Please RSVP via this link

Apr
21
Sun
INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Intro to Kayaking

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.

BOOKING LINK TO APRIL

Apr
24
Wed
Social Committee Meeting – Upstairs at club
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
28
Sun
INTRODUCTION TO PADDLING A SEA KAYAK
Apr 28 @ 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

APRIL ITPASK WITH GEOFF

May
4
Sat
Guided Paddle for Members
May 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 dependent 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 – Sarah Whittaker
February – Gillian Henderson
March – Sarah Whittaker
April – Sarah Whittaker
September – Sarah Whittaker
October – Gillian Henderson
November – Sarah Whittaker
December – Gillian Henderson
If you cannot access the named link please email Lauren in admin admin@swancanoeclub.org.au for the email – we are trying to limit publishing people’s email addresses in public places. Thanks
May
7
Tue
PRIVATE VENUE HIRE: No upstairs access
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly meeting for Saltwater Flyrodders of WA

No upstairs access

May
16
Thu
Winter Time Trials
May 16 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Booking link coming soon

May
17
Fri
Tequila and Taco Night (TBC)
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In calendar as a placeholder, time to be confirmed closer to the event. Admin

May
19
Sun
INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Intro to Kayaking

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.

BOOKING LINK TO APRIL

May
21
Tue
SCC Committee Meeting
May 21 @ 4:00 pm
May
23
Thu
Winter Time Trials
May 23 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Booking link coming soon

May
30
Thu
Winter Time Trials
May 30 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Booking link coming soon

Jun
1
Sat
Guided Paddle for Members
Jun 1 @ 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 dependent 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 – Sarah Whittaker
February – Gillian Henderson
March – Sarah Whittaker
April – Sarah Whittaker
September – Sarah Whittaker
October – Gillian Henderson
November – Sarah Whittaker
December – Gillian Henderson
If you cannot access the named link please email Lauren in admin admin@swancanoeclub.org.au for the email – we are trying to limit publishing people’s email addresses in public places. Thanks
Jun
4
Tue
PRIVATE VENUE HIRE: No upstairs access
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly meeting for Saltwater Flyrodders of WA

No upstairs access

Jun
6
Thu
Winter Time Trials
Jun 6 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Booking link coming soon

Jun
11
Tue
SCC AGM
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
13
Thu
Winter Time Trials
Jun 13 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Booking link coming soon

Jun
16
Sun
Tranby House Swan River Guided Paddle (TBC)
Jun 16 all-day

Timing and date to be confirmed by Jocelyn at a later date.