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Intro to Sprint Paddling


For boys and girls from 9 to 14 years old
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Fundamentals | Learn to train | regatta ready

Intro to Sprint Paddling is a two-week introduction to competitive Sprint Canoe-Kayak for athletes aged U14, born between 2005 and 2009.

Throughout the camp the paddlers will progress through all the basic skills of sprint paddling.  Paddlers will learn about water safety rules for sprint boats, how to balance, paddle, and train in sprint kayaks and canoes. The summer sessions of Intro to Sprint Paddling include the opportunity to race at a fun, local regatta. Participants will learn competition skills and rules for sprint canoe kayak, and will participate in on and off water training sessions. 


The Rideau Canoe Club provides all the equipment required.

*** Pre and Post care available at additional cost ***
$30 mornings | $30 afternoons | $50 both
PRE CARE: There is no supervision before 8 am. POST CARE:  If a child is picked up after 5:15 pm, there is an additional charge of $20

To reinforce safe paddling skills, all participants are required to wear life-jackets or PFDs any time they are on the water. All of Rideau’s paddling programs are led by friendly, dependable, knowledgeable and certified coaches. 



Schedule and Dates:


1-Intro to Sprint: Spring - U10 (2009-2010) – $102.00

June 1- June 26

Tuesday - Paddle 6 pm- 7:30 pm, Thursday - 6 pm- 7:30 pm. Saturday - Paddle 10 am- 12 pm


1-Intro to Sprint: Spring - U12, U14 (2005-2008) – $162.00

June 1- June 26

Monday - Paddle 6 pm- 8 pm. Wednesday - Paddle 6 pm- 8 pm, Friday - Paddle 6 pm- 8 pm. Saturday - Paddle 10 am- 12:30 pm


2-Intro to Sprint: Summer #1 - U10 (2009-2010) – $616.00

June 29- July 10, July 1st OFF

Monday to Friday - 9 am- 4 pm


2-Intro to Sprint: Summer #1 - U12, U14 (2005-2008) – $616.00

June 29- July 10, July 1st OFF

Monday to Friday - 9 am- 4 pm


2-Intro to Sprint: Summer #2 - U10 (2009-2010) – $616.00

July 13- July 24

Monday to Friday - 9 am- 4 pm


2-Intro to Sprint: Summer #2 - U12, U14 (2005-2008) – $616.00

July 13- July 24

Monday to Friday - 9 am- 4 pm


2-Intro to Sprint: Summer #3 - U10 (2009-2010) – $616.00

July 27- August 7, August 3rd OFF

Monday to Friday - 9 am- 4 pm


2-Intro to Sprint: Summer #3 - U12, U14 (2005-2008) – $616.00

July 27- August 7, August 3rd OFF

Monday to Friday - 9 am- 4 pm


3-Intro to Sprint: Fall - U10 (2009-2010) – $105.00

Sept 7- Oct 2

Tuesday - Paddle 6 pm- 7:30 pm, Thursday - 6 pm- 7:30 pm, Saturday - Paddle 10 am- 12 pm


3-Intro to Sprint: Fall - U12, U14 (2005-2008) – $176.00

Sept 7- Oct 2

Monday - Paddle 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Paddle 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm, Friday - Paddle 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm, Saturday - Paddle 10 am- 12 pm; Run 12 pm- 12:30 pm