Rescheduled Sem 2 events

A technical issue with the access to the club shed resulted in a number of activities and events being rescheduled (typically a week later than originally planned).

Apologies for the changes, but the website should now be updated.

Solo Paddling – Paddle Anytime (almost)

Solo paddling allows club members to paddle (almost) anytime on the river. Members must agree and adhere to covid safe protocols, and potentially act as “covid safe” delegates of the club. A list of what you did to do to become a solo paddler is listed here. Once you complete the solo paddling requirements you will be given access to a key at UQ sport and codes to access the shed and the shed bookings.

Access is subject to government and UQ Sport Covid restrictions which could change at any time.

Booking Shed Access
To go for a solo paddle you must first book shed access time. This ensures you do not overlap with other paddling activities and shed access. Check the list of booked time for the dates and times already booked so you do not overlap (there is a filter box at the bottom of the list). Solo paddlers cannot book more than a week in advance (this ensures access for other activities are not interfered with).

Groups of Solo Paddlers
Up to four solo paddlers can paddle together. They must all be club approved solo paddlers. The solo paddler that books shed time will indicate in their booking if the paddle is open to other solo paddlers (up to 4 paddlers total). They will act as the club’s covid-safe delegate. If you would like to paddle with them you need to contact them directly beforehand.

Contacting Solo Paddlers
Solo paddlers can use their access code to register their contact details via the website. Other solo paddlers can use their access code to look up these details and contact the solo paddler directly if the solo paddler chooses to make them available.

Swim Test Renewals

New and renewing members need to complete their UQ Sport Swim tests.

Many renewing members are due to renew their swim test this year. Please renew close to the start of the year as this will make the club admin a lot easier and reduce the chances of interruptions to your paddling.

Please check the Covid-safe Calendar for Canoe Polo session times when we have the pool booked. Alternatively check with UQ sport for other times (eg weekends)..

Membership Renewal in 2020 (Covid)

Membership renewal for 2020 is complicated by the advent of Covid-19 and the temporary cessation of club activities. The constitution limits what the club can do, but the main concern is fairness to members.

We don’t know how long we will be in hibernation in 2020 (and this may vary). Currently we are working with UQ sport to restart basic activities soon – prior to semester 2.

The club has undertaken to reduce the membership fee next year (2021) proportional to the 2020 hibernation period for members who rejoin for 2020. This way the the time you cannot paddle in 2020 due to covid will be offset in 2021.
This means members who rejoin for the full year in 2020 will not lose out. Indeed it is the most cost effective way to rejoin over the 2020/2021 period.

Renewal fee options approved by the committee include

  • Renew for the full 2020 year with the fee offset in 2021.
    Your membership fee in 2021 will be reduced proportionally based on the final 2020 club downtime due to Covid-19.
  • Rejoin once second semester commences
    If you are planning to rejoin in 2021 it will be more cost effective to join for the full year, and have a reduced fee in 2021.
  • Potentially refund first semester 2020 (eg for a semester 1 only memberships).

We hope to restart BEFORE second semester
In 2020 membership will be initially limited to existing and former members (not new members), while we manage the introduction of Covid adapted paddling activities.

Please
Rejoin now
so you will be ready to get back on the water as soon as we restart.

Previous Committee 2018-2019

EXECUTIVE

President: Henry Friend
Vice President: Sam Duniam (until Jan 2019)
Treasurer: Darren Bennett
Secretary: Siti Abdul Khalid

REPRESENTATIVES

Sea Kayaking: Vacant
Flatwater: Siti Abdul Khalid
Whitewater: Henry Friend
Canoe Polo: Callum Finglas (Paul Bowtell until Feb 2019

OFFICERS

Equipment: Vacant (Jose Rehbein until Dec 2018)
Membership: Haiou Qu (until June 2019)
Training: Paul Bowtell (from Feb 2019)
Publicity: Vacant (Yukang Wang until Dec 2019)
Fundraising and grants: Charlie Hsu (until Feb 2019)
Social: Vacant (Yukang Wang until Dec 2019)
Internet: Martin Wynne

Polo and Pool Training Calendar 2015

POLO Restarts 31st March 2015.

Next General POOL Training Sessions
Experienced members please come along help out at the General pool training sessions on the first few Tuesday evenings of each semester at 7:45 PM. (see below for dates). Entry is free if you help and/or teach. Note that these three dates are not canoe polo, and are not open to non-members unless invited specifically. Canoe polo will be every week at the UQ pool AFTER the pool training sessions end. See calendar below.

Next Polo Sessions

SEMESTER 2

    CLUB POOL TRAINING (experienced UQ club paddlers please come and help!)
    4th August, 2015 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)
    11th August, 2015 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)
     
  1. 18th August, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also Sea kayak rescue training
  2. 25th August, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also Sea kayak rescue training
     
  3. 1st September, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  4. 8th September, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  5. 15th September, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  6. 22nd September, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  7. 29th September, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- SEA KAYAK T-rescue Training
     
  8. 6th October, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  9. 13th October, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  10. 20th October, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  11. 27 October, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
     
  12. 3rd November, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  13. 10th November, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  14. 17th November, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  15. 24th November, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddle strokes
  16. Polo may continue, depending on numbers.

SEMESTER 1

    CLUB POOL TRAINING (experienced UQ club paddlers please come and help!)
    10th March, 2015 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)
    17th March, 2015 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)

    24th March, 2015 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)
     
  1. 31st March, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also Sea kayak rescue training
     
  2. 7th April, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  3. 14th April, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddler strokes
  4. 21th April, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  5. 28nd April, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddler strokes
     
  6. 5 May, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  7. 12 May, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddler strokes
  8. 19 May, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also advanced paddle strokes
  9. 26 May, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also beginner paddler strokes
     
  10. 2 June, 2015 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
     

    Finished for first Semester 2015. Restarting in August

Club Inductors 2014

Current 2014 Committee approved trial paddle leaders (and email addresses) are

  • Caitlin Johns (email Caitlin )

  • Terence Toh (email flatwater )

  • Paul Melloy (email paulM )

  • John Simmons (email Simmo )

  • Matt Rowland (email Matt )

  • Ross Darnell (email seakayaking )

  • Martin Wynne (email webadmin )

  • Michael Wynne (email michael )

Polo and Pool Training Calendar 2014

POLO Restarts 26th August 2014.

Next POOL Training Sessions
Experienced members please come along help out at the General pool training sessions on Tuesday evenings 12th Aug and 19th Aug at 7:45 PM. Entry is free if you help and/or teach. Note that these three dates are not canoe polo, and are not open to non-members unless invited specifically. Canoe polo will be every week at the UQ pool AFTER the pool training sessions end. See calendar below.

Next Polo Training Sessions

SEMESTER 2

  1. 29 July, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- competition against other clubs
     
  2. CLUB POOL TRAINING (experienced UQ club paddlers please come and help!)
    12 Aug, 2014 New Date – General Pool Training I – 7:45 PM No Polo – please come and help
    19 Aug, 2014 – General Pool Training II – 7:45 PM <--- No Polo – please come and help

  3. 26 Aug, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <-- Also Sea kayak T-rescue training in the shallow end.
     
  4. 2nd Sep, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM <-- Also Sea kayak T-rescue training in the shallow end.
  5. 9th Sep, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  6. 16th Sep, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  7. 23rd Sep, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  8. 30th Sep, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  9. 7 Oct, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  10. 14 Oct, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  11. 21 Oct, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  12. 28 Oct, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  13. 4 Nov, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  14. 11 Nov, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  15. 18 Nov, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  16. 25 Nov, 2014 – Canoe Polo 7:45 PM
  17. May continue after the exam period, depending on numbers
  18. Canoe polo continues weekly until the end of semester (start of exams or longer depending on participation during the semester – use it or lose it 🙂 ) …

SEMESTER 1

    CLUB POOL TRAINING (experienced UQ club paddlers please come and help!)
    4th March, 2014 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)
    11th March, 2014 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)

    18th March, 2014 – NO POLO (club pool training instead)
     
  1. 25th March, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also Sea kayak rescue training
     
  2. 1st April, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  3. 8th April, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  4. 15th April, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  5. 22nd April, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  6. 29th April, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
     
  7. 6 May, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- Also Playboat training in whitewater boats.
  8. 13 May, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  9. 20 May, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  10. 27 May, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
     
  11. 3 June, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  12. 10 June, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  13. 17 June, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM
  14. 24 June, 2014 – Canoe Polo starting 7:45 PM <--- competition against other clubs