SPRINT CANOE KAYAK
The Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) offers Sprint Canoe Kayak programs to members aged 9 and up. These programs provide instruction and training for beginners and experienced paddlers alike in the Olympic sport of canoe and kayak. The club's Special Olympics and Para Canoe programs are available for intellectually and physically disabled paddlers. RCC's master's programs suit adults new to the sport, returning to the sport and those that have been long-time paddlers.
Club membership is required to participate in sprint canoe kayak programs (with the exception of Intro to Sprint). Membership covers a full year from the date of registration.
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All programs are led by RCC coaches that are NCCP, Standard First Aid and CPR certified. All have Pleasure Craft Operation cards and current Criminal Records checks.
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The RCC is proud to host and attend several regattas throughout the on water season. The only way for a regatta to happen is with the help of our committed volunteers. Part of becoming a member of the RCC and signing up for the sprint program is committing to volunteering as per the RCC Volunteer Policy.
Volunteering is a great way to get to know the sport and wonderful people who make it such a special environment. We look forward to seeing you at one of the events!
LEARN MORE about volunteering. Questions about volunteering can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
U14 SPRINT PROGRAMS
Year-round programs for kids aged 9 - 14. The focus is on learning paddling skills, enjoying the beautiful Rideau River, making friends, and age-appropriate athletic training that follows Long Term Athlete Development principles. The goal is to develop water sport skills and confidence while having a great time in a safe and supportive environment.
If you are new to the sport, the Intro to Sprint Program is a great introduction to the sport that is available as a 2-week camp in the summer that does not require a membership.
For safety purposes regarding Covid-19, all participants will be required to bring their own life jacket. Find more info and updates regarding Covid-19 HERE.
Paddlers must demonstrate a minimum swimming ability before getting in a boat. Find more info on the Swimming Assessment HERE.
U14 sprint program schedules, fees and additional information:
U14 SPRING | U14 SUMMER | U14 FALL | U14 WINTER
U16 SPRINT PROGRAMS
Year-round programs for athletes training to compete at divisional, provincial and national regattas.
* Due to Covid, numbers in this program are controlled. If you are interested in the U16 program, please contact coach Chey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U18 & HIGH PERFORMANCE
Year-round programs for athletes training to compete at divisional, provincial and national regattas as well as Ontario and National Team trials.
* Due to Covid, numbers in this program are controlled. If you are interested in the U18 & HP programs, please contact coach Reid at email@example.com.
ADULT / MASTERS
For adults over 25. Be active for life with year-round training programs. Opportunities to compete at local, provincial and national regattas.
SPECIAL-O | PARA CANOE (formerly Paddle-All)
One-to-one assistance for youth and adults. Opportunities to compete at local, provincial and national regattas.