Come Paddle with Us!

Variety of programs for all levels, age 8+

We are currently closed
for the Ontario stay-at-home order,
but most of our program registrations are open at
Canoe Kayak Canada web site  

Adult Intro registration is not yet open,
but will be opened once the stay-at-home order is lifted.
For adult intro, please sign up on the notification list.

Subscribe to ADULT INTRO PROGRAM NOTIFICATION LIST

WHO WE ARE

Richmond Hill Canoe Club offers competitive and recreational paddling programs promoting fun and fitness for ages 8-80+. 

We strive to provide challenging opportunities for all paddlers and share our love of the sport with the community through Summer ProgramsAdult Introduction to canoe/kayak and Dragon Boat programs.

All are welcome –
no experience is necessary!

Please note the minimum swim requirement for ALL RHCC Paddlers:

– swim 75m without a life jacket or aid
– tread water for 1.5 minutes (Equivalent to passed Red Cross Level 6 or LSS Swimmer 5)

RHCC PROGRAMS CHART

Adult programs*

FUN-damentals

Non-competitive

  • 14+
  • Introduction to canoe/ kayak
  • No paddling experience required
  • May to September
  • Learn more

Learning to Train

Coached Masters program – Structured training

  • Gaining confidence in semi-racing boats
  • Learning the fundamentals of sprint racing
  • May – September
  • Fun regattas and time trials
  • Year round on-water & dryland training and conditioning
  • Learn more
  • Increasingly advanced sprint training
  • Progressive training toward racing goals
  • April to October
  • Interclub, interprovincial and national championship regattas
  • Year round on-water & dryland training and conditioning
  • Learn more

Training to Train and Compete

Experienced Masters – Unstructured training

  • 18-24
  • Former youth paddlers who want to maintain training
  • Following independent training programs
  • Learn more
  • 25+
  • Have extensive paddling experience
  • Following independent training programs
  • Learn more
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*all paddlers must have Lifesaving Society Swimmer 5 Certification, Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Certification, or equivalent; all structured programming run by a qualified coach.

Youth programs*

FUN-damentals

Non-competitive

  • U12
  • Introduction to the sport canoe/kayak
  • One week daily summer program (2 hrs/day)
  • Learn more

Learning to Train

Intro to canoe/kayak – 10+

  • Sections 1 & 2 
  • May – October
  • 2-3 sessions a week
  • Intraclub and interclub regattas
  • Learn more
  • Sections 3 & 4 
  • July – August
  • 2 sessions a week
  • Intraclub regattas
  • Learn more

TRAINING TO TRAIN

Competitive – regatta ready

  • U12
  • 3x/wk spring and fall
  • 5x/wk in summer
  • Interclub regattas
  • Learn more
  • U14
  • May – October
  • 4x/wk spring and fall
  • 5x/wk in summer
  • Interclub regattas
  • Learn more

Training to Compete

Provincial and national levels

  • U17
  • 6-8 training sessions a week
  • Year round
  • Head coach run
  • Interclub regattas, provincial team trials and national championships
  • Training camp possibilities
  • Learn more
  • 17+
  • 9-10 training sessions a week
  • Head coach run
  • Interclub regattas, provincial and national team trials, national championships
  • Training camp requirements
  • Learn more

*all paddlers must have Lifesaving Society Swimmer 5 Certification, Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Certification, or equivalent; all structured programming run by a qualified coach.

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