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Programs (Summer, 2010)


For all the following programs, please make sure your child brings a hat, 
sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, water bottle, running shoes or sport sandals, and a nutritious snack bar or fruit. Full-day program participants will also need to bring a lunch.

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Atom and PeeWee (8 - 11 yrs)

The Atom and PeeWee program is an introduction to competitive Sprint Canoe and Kayak open to paddlers aged 8 - 11. It offers agroup environment where children develop paddling skills in singles and team boats, including war canoe. Off-water games and other activities are also included to provide emphasis on fun, fitness, participation, and skill development. The option is available to attend the occasional weekend regatta in nearby towns such as Carleton Place and Gananoque. This is a half-day summer program which runs Monday to Friday from the end of June until late August, from 9 am to noon. 

Details
  • 2010: June 28 to August 27 (Closed on statutory holidays)
  • Minimum Participants per session: 10; Maximum Participants per session: none
  • Membership Fee: $275, Program Fee: $350

Bantam (12 - 14 yrs)

This is a competitive Sprint Canoe/Kayak program open to experienced and inexperienced paddlers aged 12 - 14. Children train in a group environment where they learn to paddle racing canoes and kayaks: singles, doubles and fours, as well as war canoe. Off-water games and other activities are also included which place emphasis on fun, fitness, participation, and skill development.  The paddling season runs from mid-May to the end of October. During the spring and fall, Bantams are encouraged to attend as many of the Tues/Thurs/Sat practices as they can. Attendance is not mandatory, but the fitness and technical development opportunity in the spring will build a strong base for the rest of the season. In the summer, they will train with the Atoms and PeeWees Monday to Friday from the end of June until late August, from 9 am to noon.

Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in age class local regattas and at the Provincial Championships.

Details
  • 2010: May 3 to October 15 (Closed on statutory holidays)
  • Minimum Participants per session: 10; Maximum Participants per session: none
  • Membership Fee: $275, Program Fee: $425

Full-Day Atom, PeeWee, Bantam (8-14 yrs)

In the full-day program, the children follow the same training schedule as the morning program. In the afternoon, they will walk with their  RCC counsellor to Carleton University where they will have access to the pool and gym for activities. Parents will pick them up at Carleton U.

This summer program runs Monday to Friday from the end of June until late August, from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Details

  • 2010: June 28 to August 27 (Closed on statutory holidays)
  • Minimum Participants per session: 5; Maximum Participants per session: 15
  • Membership Fee: $275, Program Fee: $875*

  *Add $100 for Bantams (12-14 yrs only) wishing to attend the spring and fall sessions (total program fee = $975)


Development (15 - 24 yrs)

The Development Program offers competitive Sprint Canoe/Kayak training to novice Midget, Juvenile and Junior paddlers. The club offers a group environment where teens develop paddling skills in singles and team boats, including war canoe. The paddling season runs from mid-May to the end of October. During the spring, sessions are Tuesday and Thursday after school and Saturday morning. In the summer, there are 5-7 training sessions per week arranged with the coach, and in the fall paddlers may train up to five times per week.  Athletes attend local regattas on weekends and have the chance to qualify for provincial and national championships at the end of the summer.

Details
  • 2010: May 3 to October 15.
  • Minimum Participants per session: 5; Maximum Participants per session: none
  • Membership Fee: $275, Program Fee: $550

High Performance

The Rideau Canoe Club offers a 12-month sprint racing program for the development of high-performance athletes. The program is open to paddlers 14 years and older who have demonstrated a high level of potential, commitment, and dedication to compete at the national level. The program includes one-on-one counseling with the coaching staff who develop a personalized training program for each athlete to include short and long term objectives. The program includes:

  • 7-10 training sessions per week depending on level 
  • personalized on-water instruction and coaching 
  • personalized physical conditioning program 
  • dry-land training 
  • weight training 
  • pool paddle coaching 
  • video taping and stroke analysis 
  • training camps, clinics, and workshops
On-water training begins on or about May 1st and continues through to late October. In late October, the focus switches to dry land training and conditioning programs: pool paddling, running, swimming, weight training and a variety of other fitness activities. Team members planning to compete for spots on the provincial and national teams will usually attend training camps in the US during the winter and early spring. Special academic arrangements have to be made by their families to accommodate the program and schedule.

Details:
  • May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011
  • Minimum Participants per session: n/a; Maximum Participants per session: n/a
  • Membership Fee: $275, Program Fee: $1000
  • Program Prerequisites: Permission of the Head Coach