New  -  Introduction to Club Paddling – 5 week program

A 5-week program to introduce beginner and novice paddlers to club paddling, whether for racing, fitness or touring.

Initial program to commence 5th November through to 3rd December

Saturdays 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. with a morning tea supplied after; and Wednesdays 6 p.m. till 7 p.m.

Participants will be required to ‘fall’ in and swim to shore. It is expected that capsizing will happen throughout the course. Life jackets must be worn!

For more information, go to: Coaching , or Contact Patricia for details.

Learn to Paddle

If you’re new to paddling the Burley Griffin Canoe Club holds several 'A Taste of Paddling' sessions, for non-members who would like to try it out.  Contact Patricia for more information.

See Coaching for full details.

Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats, learn about equipment, boat handling, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques and basic capsize procedures. Participants are expected to be able to swim 50m. The sessions are held on the Molonglo River in calm conditions close to shore.

Session Dates for 2022-23:

October Saturday 22nd 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

December Sunday 4th 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

January Saturday 8.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.

New Members interested in Canoe Polo should contact:  Laura at BGCC Canoe Polo

How we can continue to paddle within the guidelines. Basically: 

1. Don’t attend if sick or recently arrived from overseas or recently in contact with a high risk person
2. Be careful with vulnerable people: older people and those with underlying health conditions
3. Excellent hand hygiene. Soap-wash or sanitiser.
4. Extra cleaning on all high contact surfaces
5. Physical distancing. 1.5m and 1 per 4m2
6. Keep a record of attendance to help with contact tracing.

Please read this document and comply with these conditions

Proposed dates December 10th & 11th