For youth aged U15/U16 (14-15 years old on Jan 1st)

New Paddlers

Please register for our Intro to Paddling – Fundamentals and Foundations program to acquire initial skills and balance.

This program will continue to teach paddlers about the various elements of training and competition with a focus on developing intermediate canoe and kayak skills and endurance and effective goal setting (both on and off the water).  Paddlers are expected to attend both on-water and off-water practices (i.e., dryland training such as running, body exercises, stretching), and are expected to attend a variety of regattas throughout the racing season.


  • have a positive attitude and willingness to listen and learn!
  • willingness to participate in weekly dryland training (e.g., running, body exercises, stretches)
  • fundamental boat skills (able to balance in a sprint canoe/kayak, comfortable paddling outside of Alder Bay)
  • willingness to participate in regattas

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills
  • intermediate boat skills – canoe/kayak skills, balance and boat control
  • aerobic capacity, agility, flexibility, endurance
  • effective goal setting
  • a variety of regattas

Program Schedule

Fall/Winter Program (Sept – March)

  • Mon – On your own strength workout (to be provided by coaches)
  • Tue | 5:30-7:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Wed | 6:15-7:45am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle | 4:30-6pm – Strength training at GymBox
  • Thu | 5:30-7:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
  • Fri | 4:30-6pm – Strength training at GymBox
  • Sat | 10am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Running
  • Sun | 8-10am – Canoe/Kayak Paddle

Spring/Summer Program (April – Sept)

  • TBA
  • Plus opportunities to participate in weekend races (see calendar for race schedule)

Additional Details