Social (Peer) Paddles
Tuesday Freshwaters Paddle: 7.30am and 8.00am winter – on the water
This is a short casual Peer Paddle appropriate for beginners and social paddlers. Paddle from Swan Canoe Club to Freshwaters in Peppermint Grove for a coffee. Remember to bring along money and footwear. Meet at Swan Canoe Club allowing time to get onto the water or call Marion on 0431 962 339.
Thursday Twilight Paddle: 6.30pm – on the water
This is a gentle one hour casual Peer Paddle to no fixed location – the group will decide each week depending on numbers, weather, skill etc. Lights and PFDs must be used. Bring along refreshments to enjoy on the Club deck after. Meet at Swan Canoe Club allowing time to get onto the water or call Rose on 0407 910 757.
Friday Zephyr Paddle: 7.30am and 8.00am winter – on the water
This is a casual Peer Paddle from Swan Canoe Club to Zephyr Cafe in East Fremantle. If you are a beginner it is recommended that you start with the Tuesday paddle before progressing to the Friday paddle. Remember to bring along money and footwear. Meet at Swan Canoe Club allowing time to get onto the water or call Marion on 0431 962 339.
Friday Fitness and Race Training (FFaRT): from 5.30pm
Come down for some social training of 3, 6, 12 or 18 km towards Fremantle most Friday evenings. Competition is against yourself as you try to better your previous times. This peer paddle is an opportunity to paddle with experienced members and improve fitness. It’s not about beating others, it’s about beating the clock and enjoying yourself and maybe having a bbq or a drink. Remember to carry a light in or on your boat. The size of the group varies throughout the year, to confirm that training is on a specific Friday please contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Point Walter Paddle: approximately 8.00am – on the water
From Swan Canoe Club to Walter’s River Cafe & Restaurant in Bicton, about a 20 minute paddle. On any particular Saturday there might not be anyone there, then the following week there might be 20 – very spontaneous. Remember to bring along money and footwear for the mid paddle coffee break. This is a Peer Paddle unless it is a Guided Paddle.
On the first Saturday of the month a trained guide leads the paddle to assist new members to safely navigate this sometimes hazardous stretch of water – see the Events Calendar to register for a Guided Paddle. The guide will provide specific details as times and locations may change to meet the weather conditions, time of the year and paddling group.