Our training times are: Saturday mornings 'on water' at 10 am Tuesday 'on water' at 6 pm (arrive at least 15 mins prior start time)
New paddlers are welcome to 'Come & Try' at any session and are entitled to four free sessions prior to deciding to join
Due to Covid restrictions and being off the water for an extended period, our 2020/21 training season has already begun. New paddlers are most welcome. Now is a great time to learn the technique before our race season begins in September 2020
Summer Training During the race season (September to April), SADA trains three times a week at Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes. Training sessions are approximately two hours in total, including warm-up, boat loading, training itself, cool-down and storing of the boats. Actual time on the water is approximately one hour. Often members get together after training for a coffee or a meal. A great opportunity to to get to know each other a little better.
Winter Training (Optional) The club continues to train through the winter off-season meeting once a week, usually on a Tuesday evening. For many members this is a favourite time of the year to train as the waters are generally calm & we paddle under the stars. Tuesdays at Aquatic Reserve, West Lakes at 6pm
Training Gear This is a water sport where fashion is not a concern but safety and comfort are.
Rash shirt or T-shirt, shorts, leggings or 3/4 pants,
waterproof shoes (Crocs or boat shoes),
sunglasses, water bottle,
a pair of non-slip gloves (fingerless cycling gloves work well)
Paddles are available to borrow for training sessions, as are life jackets for those who prefer to wear one. Life jackets must be worn in winter
Racing & Regattas This is where the grit and determination really kicks in! We enjoy the competition and always give it a red hot go as we power down the lanes. Medals are the best and we love to celebrate after a great day of racing.
SADA go HADA!
We look forward to welcoming you on the water soon! Head over to our contact page or connect with us via the links below