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.
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.
U14 Age: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm *No Pre-Post Care in 2020, Click here for 2 week intro, and full time options
U16 : Click here to find out more
16+: Consult the coach for weekly training times, click here
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.
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.