Programs designed and offered for either already established competitive team athletes OR new kids interested in Performance and High Performance Olympic flatwater sprint paddling.
Youth may be interested in becoming sprint paddling champions OR just want to use paddling as summer conditioning for another sport while not competing in paddling, our program will provide all kids are looking for.
We currently have competitive team members who are in AAA Hockey, High Performance Downhill Skiing and High Performance Biathalon. We have graduated club athletes who have been talented basketball team members and provincial Gymnastics Trampoline members.
According to research there is very significant correlation between sprint paddling and cross country skiing, as well as swimming.
LEARN to TRAIN: Year "0" - 1
Year "0": Program set up for kids who just finished either "Intro to Paddling" program or learnt fundamental sprint skills during our Summer Camp. Kids get the opportunity to participate at BC Bantam Championship in September.The club is providing ALL equipment including single boats, team boats, paddles and life jackets.
Year 1: Kids continue learning basic sprint paddling skills while using variety of boats such as kayaks, canoes, SUPs. Kids are also learning team boats skills. Kids participate at the series of regattas called BC CUP and BC Bantam Championship.
3 sessions per week are offered during the school months. Full days week long training camps (10 - 12 sessions/week) OR morning OR afternoon session are offered during the summer months based on racing and development schedule.
The club provides ALL equipment including single boats, team boats, paddles and life jackets.
TRAIN to TRAIN: Year 2 - 3
Kids are developing all the paddling skills with major focus on paddling technique for all boats such as kayaks, canoes, SUPs and whitewater boats.
Based on the development and skills level, kids are offered spot at the Spring training camp during the spring break.
3 - 4 sessions per week are offered during the school months. Full days week long training camps (10 - 12 sessions/week) OR morning sessions OR afternoon sessions are offered during the summer months based on racing and development schedule.
Kids starting to participate in more advanced regattas, such as Canadian Nationals (age 15 and older)
During early spring and late fall kids also paddle on the South Thompson river.
The club provides ALL single boats and team boats. Athletes purchase a private paddle and private life jackets based on coach's recommendation.
PERFORMANCE and HIGH PERFORMANCE: Year 4 and up
Kids are enrolled into full time training while being nominated to Provincial team AND/OR National team based on level of performance and commitment.
Kids participate in 2 - 4 weeks of spring training camp, 1 - 2 weeks long fall camp and attend National team trial, Canada Games and Canadian Nationals championship on regular basis.
6 - 8 session per week are offered during the regular weeks. During the training camps the amount of sessions go up to 15/week.
Kids attend up to 10 - 12 regattas per paddling season while some of them are being held in eastern provinces.
The club provides team boats. Athletes purchase private single boats, paddles and private life jackets based on coach's recommendation.