The Paddle Power program is a program of the Club with the aim of encouraging and introducing paddlers to canoeing. The program involves 10 sessions of paddling and introduces basic skills, safety and exploring waterways.

The program is run on flat water sites around Hobart and might also include some pool sessions and paddling at different sites around Hobart.

Participants will progress through five levels of learning during the program, which will take place over an eight-week period.

The program is run in each school term (except for third term). Participants must be club members. There is a term fee to participate in the program. Participants must transport their own gear which can be hired from the club.


Sessions will take place at Browns, Margate and Broken Bridge.


Sessions generally run on Tuesdays starting at 4.30pm through to 6pm with some sessions on weekends.  For details on the current term’s program contact us via


Come and try day on Browns River, Kingston Beach

Participants can provide their own gear or hire gear from the club. They will need a boat, paddle and buoyancy vest. Most single kayaks are suitable for use in the program.

Equipment can be hired from the club for the duration of the program. Families will transport equipment to each session so roof racks (or alternative) will be needed. If you need to hire gear please indicate this on the registration form.


Paddlers should wear suitable clothing that is warm and doesn’t inhibit swimming. Thermal clothing and waterproof top or wetsuit with waterproof top are examples of suitable clothing. They will need warm clothes to put on afterwards.


The Coaches on the program are experienced canoeists who will use the Paddle Passport coaching program to facilitate the coaching sessions. There will be about 5 paddlers in each coaching group.

Coaches are enrolled in the DCC coach development program and are either Level One accredited or trainee Level One slalom coaches.


Please ensure you exchange mobile phone numbers with your child’s coach and the coach coordinator to enable any program timetable changes to be sent to you.

If your child is unable to attend a session you are required to inform your child’s coach.


See Fees and Charges page