The sport of Canoe Kayak offers many rewarding experiences: from travel and friendship to skill development and fun. There’s something for everyone, both as an individual and as part of a team.
Junior Development Team for Sprint Canoe-Kayak Program
July & August (M-F 3:30-6pm, Sat 10-12noon)
Fee: $400 (+Membership)
Join other youth ages 9yrs-17yrs on the water for a fun, challenging summer on the water learning to train in the sport of Sprint Canoe-Kayak. Train in single, double and four person racing canoes and kayaks in addition to big boats, such as the voyageurs, dragon boat and outriggers.
Paddlers will develop technical & tactical skills on the water while building their physical fitness, agility, balance, strength, team work, leadership, and positive work ethic while striving to do their best. There is an opportunity to participate in regattas for those that are interested.
(Regatta fees are extra and not included in the program fee.)
Practices take place at Long Lake (M-Th & Sat) and Brechin Boat Ramp (Fri).
Pre-requisites: previous paddling experience and the ability to paddle a minimum distance of 3kms, have a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things, the ability to follow directions, and the drive to do their best, both on and off the water.
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