Sprint Canoe & Kayak Racing

"Sprint CanoeKayak is all about speed on the water. Strength, technique, endurance and raw speed are all elements of this impressive Olympic discipline. In addition to the most elite athletes, sprint paddling can be enjoyed by kids as young as five and Masters paddlers into their 80s. It’s a sport that involves the entire body, including the legs which push and pull to generate power with the stroke. Elite athletes train for hours each week on the water, in the gym and through a variety of cross-training activities to be in peak physical condition."

Taken from Canoe Kayak Canada web site

 

Sprint racing takes place on a straight course divided in lanes, on calm water. The distances recognized for international races are 200 m, 500 m, and 1000 m. Each boat has its own designated lane, except for races exceeding 1000 m, where there also may be turning points. One, two, and four person canoes and kayaks are used.

 

2018 Youth Sprint Paddling

The sprint program will see some new developments for the 2018 summer season. Here are the basics to get you started...

New paddlers need to first participate in a paddler assessment session to determine which program best suits their needs.

For returning paddlers, we would love to know what type of program interests you for this season. Please contact the Director of Club Programs to let us know!

 

 

Paddlers who have already completed an assessment with Coach Nick are ready to begin the Sprint Program. 

 

For the summer months, we will hopefully have all 3 of these programs available:

Beginner Sprint

Regatta Ready

Sprint Development

Designed for youth who:

  • are new to sprint canoe and kayak
  • might have participated in CanoeKids Summer Camps
  • are interested in spending time paddling, but also want to have fun!

Designed for youth who:

  • have already participated in CanoeKids Summer Camps
  • have basic understanding and comfort level in paddling in canoes and/or kayaks
  • are interested in developing their skills as a sprint paddler

Designed for youth who:

  • have previously participated in a sprint program, OR,
    • have achieved the platinum CanoeKids award, OR,
    • have been assessed by the Coach and invited to participate
  • are interested in developing their paddling technique, strength, and endurance
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Program Costs:

  • $50 PMPC Youth Membership
  • $20-$70 CKBC Insurance
  • Coaching costs TBA

Program Costs:

  • $50 PMPC Youth Membership
  • $20-$70 for CKBC Insurance
  • Coaching costs TBA

Program Costs:

  • $50 PMPC Youth Membership
  • $20-$70 CKBC Insurance
  • Coaching costs TBA

 

If you still need to have a paddling assessment completed, please email the Director of Club Programs.

 

 

All paddlers are encouraged to participate in the BC Cup Series races. These races are designed to give young paddlers the opportunity to compete in a fun, relaxed environment. There are both sprint and long distance races, as well as races in a variety of boats (singles, doubles, and fours). See the BC Cup Series web page for details.

 

Sprint Races for the 2018 Season:

  • April 21 - BC Cup #1 (Long Distance) - Burnaby Lake
  • May 5-6 - Slawchko Season Opener
  • July 14-15 - BC Cup #2 and U16 Provincial Championships - Kamloops
  • July 19-22 - BC Summer Games - Cowichan Valley
  • July 28 - Ridge Invitational - Whonnock Lake
  • August 11-12 - BC Cup #3 - Nanaimo
  • September 8-9 - Pacific Cup / U15 Provincial Championships - Whonnock Lake

 

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