Return to Paddling

The club is re-commencing paddling on the river. These sessions are run in accordance with the club’s  UQ Sport approved return to paddle policy. These paddle sessions are run by club approved leaders with a COVID Safe Sport Coaches & Officials Certification and who are familiar with the club’s associated policy and procedures.

The flatwater or canoe polo sessions are each run fortnightly (for now – are in consultation with UQ sport for a little more often), and are two hours or less long and limited to no more than ten people (including the leader).

Session types
There are two disciplines that run independently as equipment is not shared. Flatwater sessions on the river or Canoe polo river sessions.

Sessions are subject to a number of conditions that participants are required to adhere to (detailed in the registration process), including social distancing, sanitisation, online covid sign on logs and participant risk.

The first session is scheduled for Saturday 22 Aug from 8 to 10 AM, and additional sessions will be posted on the calendar.

The calendar and associated registration information is located on this page.

Polo and Pool Training Calendar 2020

Next General POOL Training Sessions (Fri 13th and Fri 20th Mar)
Experienced members please come along help out at the General training sessions at the UQ pool, on the first few Friday evenings of each semester at 6:00 PM. (see below for dates). Entry is free if you help and/or teach in the training sessions. Note that these two dates are not canoe polo as such, They are aimed at basic paddle skills and learning to use the smaller boats. It’s a chance to complete the swim test and become comfortable with the wet exit technique. They are not open to non-members unless invited specifically.

Canoe polo will be every week at the UQ pool during semester other than pool training sessions. Long sleeved shorts required (as per polo safety rules). See calendar below dates and any variations.

Next Polo Sessions

Semester 1
  1. 6th Feb – Weekly Polo Training
  2. 13th Mar – General Pool Training I and Swim Tests
  3. 20th Mar – General Pool Training II and Swim Tests
  4. 27th Mar – Weekly Polo Training
  5. 3rd Apr Weekly Polo Training
  6. 10th Apr – Weekly Polo Training
  7. 11th Apr – Weekly Polo Training
  8. 17th Apr – Weekly Polo Training
  9. 24th Apr – Weekly Polo Training
  10. 8th May – Weekly Polo Training
  11. 15th May – Weekly Polo Training
  12. 22nd May – Weekly Polo Training
  13. 29th May – Weekly Polo Training
  14. 5th June – Weekly Polo Training

Polo may continue, depending on numbers over the semester (TBA).