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The Advanced Coached Masters program is designed for experienced sprint paddlers or those who have completed Novice Coached Masters Program and who would like to continue to improve their technique and racing readiness.

Training will include both singles and crew boats. 

Advanced Coached Masters meet three times per week – weekday sessions are 1.5 hours and Saturday sessions are for 2 hours.  

Program runs from April 16 through to October 31st, weather permitting.


All RHCC programs require swimming ability: swim 75m without a life jacket or aid, and tread water for 1.5 minutes.


April 16 – October 31



Tues/Thurs: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Sat: 9:00 – 11:00am


Tues/Thurs: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Sat: 9:00 – 11:00am



  • 150 minutes of activity per week, 10 percent of which will be higher intensity
  • This group is competitive, though competitive levels will vary according to individual goals
  • Participants will continue to improve their paddling technique and train to race
  • All participants are expected to work within the team dynamic as per the session coaches’ direction
  • A dedicated Coach on the water is CanoeKayak Canada CKC certified, and the club adheres to a 1:8 instructor to participant ratio
  • Crew boats will be practiced and raced.  Entries submitted by the Coach with input from participants
  • There will be ongoing evaluation of skill level throughout the program
  • All equipment is provided
  • Optionally paddlers can have their own racing boats or equipment
  • All coached programs will have a two-week vacation from August 22 to September 5, except for those competing at the Canadian National Championships.


  • Acquisition of kayaking skills for boat control, balance and propulsion
  • Enjoyment and understanding of the sport of kayaking
  • Development of speed and stability 
  • Support of personal fitness goals and life long active participation in sports (Active for Life)


  • All lessons take place on Lake Wilcox and are taught with a focus on safety, skill development, and fun.
  • Consists of on and off water practices (running shoes required)
  • Training takes place from April to October
  • Athletes are encouraged to continue with dryland training in the Winter Program which includes cross country skiing and strength & conditioning sessions

Please note that the Richmond Hill Canoe Club is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our members and community at large during the Covid-19 pandemic. It will make all efforts to implement the restrictions and precautionary measures issued by our provincial government, Health Canada and Canoe Kayak Canada.

This includes:

– Self-screening           – Physical distancing           – Hand sanitizing

– Sanitizing of surfaces and shared equipment (boats, paddles and life jackets/PFDs)