About Us

Swan Canoe Club is one the oldest canoe and kayak clubs in Australia, starting in 1966 on Perth Water and moving to Mosman Park in about 1970.

We are also one the largest clubs in Australia with around 400 active members paddling many different types of craft.  Many are recreational paddlers enjoying our wonderful location for paddling on protected flat waters, but we also have a core of very competitive paddlers in several classes who compete at State, National and International levels. Our membership includes World Champions and Olympians for example, and our more adventurous members enjoy sea kayaking, maybe white water in winter and wonderful trips away to a variety of locations around the State.

We have an active program for junior paddlers teaching them both flat and white water skills, as well as running regular lessons for anyone run by our accredited coaches.

Our Club is run by our members, and members are expected to volunteer for jobs during each year since it is a massive job, so please keep this in mind if considering joining.

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Open Day at Swan Canoe Club, October 2014

When you join SCC as a member you gain acccess to a wonderful resource in a premier location in Perth:

Clubrooms:

Top floor:

  • Large open meeting area with kitchen, and balcony overlooking river (licensed for 100 people).
  • Audio-visual system – data projector and large screen; DVD/BluRay, TV tuner & radio connected to loud speakers
  • Gas BBQ, table tennis
  • Note that this area can be hired for daytime corporate events and training (but not for parties or weddings) – email for details

Ground floor:

  • Foyer & notice board area
  • Toilets, hot showers & change rooms
  • Storage racks for about 300 canoes and kayaks (Club and member boats)

Nearby: Public BBQs, public toilet and a fine restaurant.

Boats: About 70 Club craft (short through long kayaks of many types, singles and doubles, surf skis, guppies) for member’s free use when paddled from the Club rooms, or to hire when transported away from Club.

Club boats and facilities are NOT TO BE USED BY NON-MEMBERS.

The key purpose of Club boats is for members to have access to a variety of boats to paddle (from the Club rooms) prior to purchasing their own craft, and not for members to use in perpetuity. It is expected that members will purchase their own craft in a reasonable time frame if boat spaces are available.

The Club will hire boats to members for sanctioned Club activities which include Club organised training courses and Club trips. The Club may also hire boats for some low damage risk private paddles and races. The final decision will be made by the Boat Hire Officer and/or the Club Committee.

Slalom gates: On the river adjacent to Club with night lighting.

Storage: For $150 a year, members can store their own boat in the boat racks (if space is available – please email for an update).

Where are we: Johnson Parade, Mosman Park just south of Mosmans Restaurant. Park in the Jabe Dodd Park carpark, and walk down the stairs to the Clubrooms.

Public transport:

By Train (Perth-Fremantle line):

From Mosman Park train station walk down Glyde St to the river (i.e. head east), and the club is about 100m to the right, just past Mead’s Restaurant – about a 1.5km walk.

By Bus (Bus # 107 – rather infrequent from either Perth Bus Station or Fremantle):

Passes with about 0.5km when in Palmerston St – get off near Glyde St and again walk east towards the river.

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Our Club run with volunteers so if you can help for even a small job, please email the club president.

General enquiries can be made to our Admin Officer – please email admin@swancanoeclub.org.au.

Position Name Telephone Contact Details Email Contact Details
OFFICE BEARERS
President Julia Davies 0499 621 805 president@swancanoeclub.org.au
Vice President Kerry Hughes 0418 916 344 vice.president@swancanoeclub.org.au
Secretary Geoff Emery
secretary@swancanoeclub.org.au
Treasurer Kate Vyvyan
treasurer@swancanoeclub.org.au
Membership Officer Admin Officer 0466677497 membership@swancanoeclub.org.au
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee member Rose Chaney
Committee member Andy Hewlett
Committee member Bob Coops
Committee member David Williams
Committee member Isabella Choate
Committee member Dave Gilbert
Training & Dev. sub-committee Chairman (observer) Sarah Whittaker training@swancanoeclub.org.au
OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Webmaster Peter Ewing webmaster@swancanoeclub.org.au
Boat Space Dave Gilbert boatspace@swancanoeclub.org.au
Boat Hire Officer Janet Stanford janet.oz@bigpond.com
Clubroom Hire Admin Officer admin@swancanoeclub.org.au
CWA Rep./Board Member Marion Ewing
marione@gengo.com.au
Social Andy Hewlett social@swancanoeclub.org.au
Juniors Amanda 0404883996 juniors@swancanoeclub.org.au
Safety & Security Officer Lee Edwards safety@swancanoeclub.org.au
Assets Officer Andrew Maurice
am@managementwest.com.au
Paddle Bash Coordinator Colin Scully paddlebash@swancanoeclub.org.au
Marathon Rep. Dallas Rogers dallasondariver@hotmail.com
Sea Kayaking Rep. Geoff Palmer training@swancanoeclub.org.au
Slalom Rep. Kate Vyvyan kate@vyvan.net
Sprint Representative ** vacant **
Wild Water Representative Geoff Emery 0403 604 082 gnhemery@bigpond.net.au;
Trip Coordinator Sarah Whittaker sarahjwhittaker@hotmail.com
Rod Fry Race Coordinator Lee Edwards  0458 720 038
Open Day Coordinator ** vacant  **
OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS
Swan River Trust 9219 9000  0419 192 845
Water Police 9442 8600 Marine emergencies: 131 444
Town of Mosman Park Ranger 9384 1633

 

Our Location Downstairs from Jabe Dodd Park, Johnson Pde (just south of Mosmans Restaurant), Mosman Park, WA, 6011.

Click here to see us on Google Maps

If driving, park in the Jabe Dodd Park carpark, and walk down the stairs to the Clubrooms.

Public transport:

By Train (Perth-Fremantle line):

From Mosman Park train station walk down Glyde St to the river (i.e. head east), and the club is about 100m to the right, just past the restaurant – about a 1.5km walk.

By Bus (Bus # 107 – rather infrequent from either Perth Bus Station or Fremantle):

Passes within about 0.5km when in Palmerston St – get off near Glyde St and again walk east towards the river.

 

Postal Address PO Box 99, COTTESLOE, WA, 6011
Email admin@swancanoeclub.org.au
Phone 0466 677 497
 Check out Key Contacts web page
Club Activities See the calendar on web site. Regular training courses by accredited instructors. Weekend social paddles locally and elsewhere in WA  – see the calendar.
Other information One of the oldest, largest and friendliest canoe clubs in Australia!

Come down to the Club rooms at 7pm on the first Tuesday of any month to meet a Committee member, look around the facilities and learn all about becoming a member. This is an essential part of our induction process for new members too (called Induction # 1). Please read this page to find out how to become a member.

You can download and read our Constitution here.