Bantam & Under (9 - 14 years old)

New this year, Atom (9-10), Pee Wee (11-12) and Bantam (13-14) athletes will be part of a full-day program.  This new format will provide a better learning environment for our younger athletes and allow for increased development in both canoe and kayak.  The daily summer schedule will run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and will be broken into four sessions with a lunch break from 12 - 1 pm. The paddlers will be grouped based on age and ability and will rotate through four sessions that include: big boat (war canoe), kayak, canoe and dry land/games.

The emphasis this summer will be on building a team of Purple Power Bantams who will learn the skills and fundamentals of Canoe/Kayak in a fun-filled, healthy and encouraging full-day environment.  The program will provide athletes with the flexibility to participate at a level that best suits their goals for the summer.
Visit our Bantam section.

Midget (15 - 16 years old)

The Midget program offers competitive Sprint Canoe/Kayak training to 15 - 16 year old 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 and generally includes up to 10 training sessions a week throughout the summer.  During these months, athletes are given the opportunity to attend local regattas and qualify for provincial and national championships.
Visit our Midget section.

Juvenile & Older (17 years old +)

The Rideau Canoe Club offers a 12-month sprint racing program for the development of high-performance athletes. The program is open to paddlers 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:
  • 8-10 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. 

Visit our High Performance section.
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