Event Details

Event Name
Introduction to Kayaking 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Swan Canoe Club 
Paddle Western Australia 
Club Members Only
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Swan Canoe Club. Mosman Park 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Participants Gender
Maximum number of Participants
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Swan Canoe Club 
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
Geoff and Gill Palmer 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Recreational - Flatwater,  
Event Description

This course is conducted using sit - in type kayaks

Course Fee: SCC Members $70 Non Members $90


This course will provide all the instruction and information required to kayak confidently on placid water and 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

· Kayak safety features · different types of paddles

 It will provide instruction on how to:

· Determine the correct length of a paddle

· Hold a paddle

· Lift 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 kayak in an emergency

· Use the paddle to brace to help prevent a capsize

· Manoeuvre the kayak sideways

· Capsize and self-rescue


A Swan Canoe Club Introduction to Kayaking certificate will be awarded to people who have demonstrated competency in the basic paddle strokes, capsize and self-rescue and the ability to swim 50m while wearing a PFD (personal floatation device). Taking part and completing in the intro to kayaking course also covers  the requirements of a wet induction for Swan Canoe Club.

Please Contact  Geoff Palmer the instructor for this course: geoffreypalmer261@icloud.com