New paddlers are welcome to 'Come & Try' at any session. Register your interest on the form on this page. You are entitled to four free sessions prior to deciding to join.
Season 2021/22 is well under way and now is a great time to join and get fit for racing!
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)
Some of our club members choose to continue to train through the winter off-season meeting on the same days/nights as through summer, eg Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. For many members this is a favourite time of the year to train as the waters are generally calm & we paddle under the stars.
This time of the year is a great time to come out and give paddling a go as we practice our technique while continuing to maintain some fitness.
This is a water sport where fashion is not a concern but safety and comfort are.
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.
Winners are Grinners!