– Club Overview
The West Lakes Canoe Club is located at the northern end of West Lakes at Aquatic Reserve on Bower Road, West Lakes with a boat ramp and beach providing easy access to the lake.
Our facilities include a club room, boat shed, change rooms and toilets. We share the change rooms and toilets with the other tenants in the building Paddle SA and Dragon Boats SA.
The West Lakes Canoe Club provides an excellent environment and training/coaching structure for developing paddlers who wish to compete, or for those who just want to enjoy paddling as a recreational pastime. We run regular “Come and Try” days for all age groups.
Membership of the club provides you with full access to our facilities. There is plenty of parking. You’ll get a key to the building so you can access the clubrooms, toilets and shower facilities, use of club kayaks and canoes (or boat storage for your own boat), SUPs, paddles and PFDs.
The club is not just about competing; it’s also a fantastic recreational pastime with enormous health benefits and can provide you with access to other waterways and adventure. Our club holds and participates in many events throughout the year to help you get the most out of paddling. These events enable members to meet other paddlers, share experiences and learn more about the opportunities that canoe-kayaking provides, in a safe and inclusive environment.
There are also training groups that regularly paddle together and provide guidance, support and encouragement to each other as they strive to reach goals or simply paddle for enjoyment.
West Lakes Canoe Club has won the award for the top club in Australia at the National Championships 2016, 2017, and 2018. We also have a high level of representation on National Teams every year, across Para-Canoe, Under-23 and Junior World Championships, World Marathon Competitions and the Olympic Hopes Regatta for emerging junior athletes aged 15 to 17 years. In 2018, eight athletes were chosen to represent Australia in the first Asia Pacific Regatta at West Lakes.
Attached PDF – WLCC Committee Members 2021-2022 Season