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Sprint Team

Olympic Style Racing Boats

Go beyond the basics and master the fastest racing canoes and kayaks on the water.  Certified coaches develop the fitness and technical skills to propel Calgary single, double, four and 15 person boats to the podium in local, national and international events.

We understand that most paddlers won't be on the Olympic Podium, the program is designed to provide the foundation for long-term athlete development and life-long love of sport. If you want to have fun in the fast boats, we provide a Safe and Fun experience to enjoy with friends.

Program Options: 
The Sprint Team welcomes new paddlers every two weeks in the summer months to correspond with paddlers graduating from Learn 2 Paddle. June 29th is the first start date.

Padders can join the Sprint Team for 2-weeks or more. The 2-week option provides an introduction to competitive Sprint Canoe-Kayak for athletes aged U14, born between 2006 and 2011 & U16 born between 2004 and 2005. 

Who can join the Sprint Team?

  • Paddlers aged 9-12 who have completed a L2P lesson or previously been in the Sprint Team.

  • New or Returning Paddlers age 13+. Coaches teach new paddlers the basics and advance them with other new and returning paddlers of similar ages and abilities. 

Training for the Sprint Racing Program takes place year-round and split into the On-Water (May-October) and Off-Water (November-April) seasons. Feel free to contact us at any time of year with questions to get started in the sprint program.


Sprint Season Overview:
May – Jun       Spring Specific Preparation Phase // On-Water
Jul-Aug           Summer Preparation & Competition Phase // On-Water
Sep – Oct        Fall Transition and Preparation Phase // ON-Water
Nov-April        Winter Preparation // Off-Water


Canoe Kayak Canada - Competition Age Groups:
U10 - 10 and 9 years old - Born in 2011 & 2012
U12 - 12 and 11 years old - Born in 2009 & 2010
U14 - 14 years old - Born in 2007 & 2008
U16 - 14 years old - Born in 2005 & 2006
U18 - 14 years old - Born in 2003 & 2005
Senior - Born 2002 & Before
Regattas (Note: 2021 Regattas may not be held do to Covid-19)
The Sprint Summer Program includes attending local, divisional and provincial regattas! Paddlers will get information on upcoming races two weeks prior to the event. It is very important that paddlers notify their coach if they are unable to attend any regatta as team boats require a team commitment.



Club Membership is required to participate in Sprint Paddling Programs that are longer than two weeks. There are individual and family memberships available. Membership and Sprint Team options are at the bottom of the page. If you already have a membership, do not add it again.