The Racing Development program is designed for youth between the ages of 7 and 14 years old. All children are welcome, as the program is for both experienced and inexperienced paddlers, and introduces children to the sport of sprint canoeing and kayaking. Participants will learn to paddle canoes and all kayaks; singles (K1), doubles (K2) and fours (K4).
Although there are three age categories within this program (Atom, Peewee and Bantam), all of the athletes train together in a group environment. All athletes will have the opportunity to compete in age class local regattas. Please check our website for the Regatta Schedule.
The Atom season culminates in the Western Ontario Division Atom Championships, while the Peewees and Bantams have the opportunity to race at the Trillium regatta (qualification necessary).
Age groups (age of athlete in Jan 1 of year of season):
The Racing Development Program will include:
The program seasonal timing runs as follows:
During winter the Racing Development continues to train with dry land activities at the Lake Wilcox Community Center.
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** A move from this group into the Advanced group must be approved by our Head Coach