Youth: New Paddlers

There is no better place to spend the summer than on the water!
Join the Calgary Canoe Club and have a blast with our expert instructors and friendly paddlers. Explore the many competitive, recreational and social aspects of our youth paddling program. 

New paddlers can join the Calgary Canoe Club Youth Programs starting at age 9 in the Learn To Paddle program (age 9-12) or join the Sprint Racing Team starting at age 10 (age determined on January 1).

Safety requirement: Swimming ability of Aquaquest 6 or similar.

Sprint Racing Intro (Ages 10+) Learn to Paddle (Age 9-12)

Paddlers will be introduced to Olympic racing canoes and kayaks. Paddlers are grouped by age & ability. After 2-weeks, paddlers will be ready for their first fun regatta. 
New paddlers who are 14+ can join as well. Option to attend am and pm practices with the older paddlers. 

After a 2-week Intro session, paddlers can join the team for the rest of the season. 

Note: Paddlers who are 10+ and have already completed a Learn to Paddle session may register for a Sprint Intro session as a Returning Paddler.

CLICK the Sprint arrow (below left) to learn more.

Starting every 2 weeks in the summer months, new paddlers can join L2P and learn the basics in a variety of recreation canoes and kayaks, including Outrigger and Dragon boat team boats. They will also have a brief introduction to sprint racing boats in week 2.

Paddlers can take part in multiple 2-week L2P sessions, however, we recommend joining the Sprint Team to develop new skills. 

CLICK on the L2P arrow (below right) to learn more.

There is no better place to spend the summer than on the water!