*NEW* Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 1 – (Aug-Sept)

September 9, 2020 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

*NEW* Adult Introduction to Flatwater – Level 1 – (Aug-Sept)

This 2-month program introduces paddlers (20+ years and older) to the fundamentals of sprint canoe and kayak paddling.  Paddlers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of balance, stroke technique, and boat control in a friendly learning environment, with the goal of being able to balance and paddle with confidence without falling in upon course completion.  Level 1 allows paddlers to develop the required balance and boat skills in order to work on the next phase of stroke refinement as will be introduced in the Level 2 course.

Goals for the course include:

  • Equipment care and handling
  • Acquiring fundamental balance
  • Learning proper paddling positioning
  • Learning basic boat control
  • Learning stroke foundations
  • Paddling outside of Alder Bay in a sprint boat
  • Improved paddling fitness
  • Complete your first mini-regatta!


  • Must be a full member of the FCRCC club.  Please see Individual Membership for details on getting your membership.
  • Previous paddling experience is not required

Coach: The program will be coached by Diane Tam (comp dev NCCP level 3 certified, and head coach of the youth sprint program).

Dates and Practice Times:

15 sessions – 2x / week throughout Aug and Sept – starting Aug 9th

(August 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Sept 2, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 – plus an Alder Bay mini-regatta TBD)

  • Sun 10am-noon
  • Wed 6:15-7:45pm

Cost: $275+gst

Program capacity: 8 paddlers

To register click here:  Adult flatwater registration link

Learn more here: https://fcrcc.com/sprint-canoe-kayak/adult-paddling/