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Skill Development for Teachers – Option 2 Session 2 of 2

April 29 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

Are you a teacher who needs to develop and learn Paddling Skills?

Sign up for one of our three-hour introductory skills development sessions.

This option is three hours of skill development on the water, split across two evening sessions.


No prior paddling experience necessary.

These sessions develop paddling skills essential to achieving paddling qualifications required for school paddling activities.

Choose from two options

To make it easier, Paddle WA offers the skill development sessions over one morning or two evenings.

This option (Option 2) allows you to complete two x 1.5 hour evening sessions on Monday 22 April and Monday 29 April at Ascot Kayak Club. You need to attend both evening sessions to successfully complete the course.


$50 + GST for both sessions

Cost includes use of:

  • craft
  • paddle
  • spray deck
  • life jacket

Session content

You choose either Kayak or Canoe skills, depending on which craft you need to develop skills in to suit your students’ paddling activities:

strokes to manoeuvre craft:
  • Forward and reverse paddle
  • Forward and reverse sweeps
  • Draw strokes
  • Stern rudder
  • Bow rudder
  • Stopping
  • Support using back of blade
paddling posture:
  • Correct hand placement on paddle
  • Sufficient wrist movement to enable correct blade placement
  • Adequate paddle depth in water to achieve effective stroke
  • Correct paddle blade angle throughout stroke
  • Correct paddle entry and exit points with respect to craft and body position

What to bring

  • Drink
  • Clothes and shoes suitable for paddling
  • Sun safety protection


Meet at Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot. Free parking and public toilets available at venue.

Fauntleroy Avenue
Ascot, WA 6104 Australia
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Registration and enquiries

Contact Leonie Cockman, Paddle WA Education Officer, for more information or click to register below.

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