26/11/2023 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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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

    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. (

    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:


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