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High Performance


The High Performance program is available to more experienced athletes that have been selected by the Head Coach based on their commitment, drive, ability and performance.

Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in their age class in local regattas as well as Provincial and National Championships. These High Performance athletes will also have the opportunity to race at the Ontario and National Team Trials throughout the season.

The program will include intensive work with the Head Coach to develop short and long term goals under a training program designed by the Head Coach for them.  Athletes will be involved in a competitive group dynamic where they can push each other to be their best.

The training program will include:
  • 9 training sessions per week
  • Weight training
  • Dry-land training (through the winter months)
  • Ergometer training
  • Swimming/ Spinning / Paddle Pool in winter
  • Technical advice from the Head Coach
  • Social activities
  • Video analysis
The facility and equipment will be available five days a week, at times designated by the Head Coach.  Athletes involved in the High Performance program will be expected to attend all practices and training camps as required by the Head Coach.

TRAINING PROGRAM – SPRING / SUMMER

  • On-water training typically starts at the end of April and continues into October (weather may influence these dates)
  • There are 9 practices per week 
  • There may be additional group boat practices in the summer - these will be determined by Head Coach according to pairings and paddler availability. 
  • This group will be coached by the Head Coach (Helen Savin)
  • Full participation is expected.  Athletes must meet the standards set by the Head Coach
  • Participation in this program is at the discretion of the Head Coach 
  • All team boat paddler assignments are determined by the Head Coach
  • Regatta participation is mandatory . Extenuating circumstances (injury/illness) will be considered.

Fee: $1515 (May - October)

This includes all fees except race entry fees and NTT travel costs.  Coach travel and truck/trailer costs for NTTs will be divided among athletes attending.  As with all regattas, personal travel costs are covered by each athlete.

All Regatta and race entry fees will be invoiced to you at the end of the racing season. 

Training Schedule for May, June and September, October
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri > 6:00 a.m. -  8:00 a.m. (Wed, Friday are running practice)
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri > 3:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. 
Saturday >                      6:00 a.m. -  8:00 a.m.

July & August Schedule
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri >     6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
*additional mid-day practices will be added weekdays in the apprx. 6 weeks prior to Nationals*
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri >    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday >                    6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

NOTE: There is a 2-week break from training after Nationals in late August.

Volunteering

  • There is a mandatory contribution of 20 volunteer hours for each High Performance or Junior Paddler
  • Please refer to the Volunteer Policy for further details.
How to Register
For more information please see Registration page.
Contact us if you have questions