Introduction to Kayaking

    09/06/2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    $70 (members) $90 (non-members)
    Geoff Emery

    This course 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
    – Different types of paddles

    It will provide instruction on how to:

    – Determine the correct length of a paddle
    – Hold a paddle
    – Life 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 kayaking 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, a capsize and self-rescue and the ability to swim 50m while wearing a PFD (personal floatation device). These skills are a pre-requisite for becoming a member of Swan Canoe Club.

    Course location: Swan Canoe Club, Johnson Parade, Mosman Park

    Duration of course: 5 hours

    Cost: Club members $70.00 Non members $90.00 (Includes the use of a Club kayak and equipment)