Born 2010 or earlier

RACING INTRODUCTION (RI) is for the newest youth members of our club, normally aged 11-14. Many of our RI paddlers come directly from our Canoe Kids program. RI is designed to help these new competitive paddlers develop their technique and skills. We have three different sections of Racing Intro in 2022. All run throughout the summer and include significant oversight and hands-on instruction.

Sections 1 and 2 run twice a week in the evenings, and RI Ul0 (Section 3) runs four days a week in the afternoons. The RI Ul0 is a great option for paddlers who would consider Canoe Kids but would like a full summer program.

This is our FUNdamentals stage where we emphasize the overall development of a child’s physical capacities, fundamental movement skills including agility, balance, coordination and speed.
All RHCC programs require swimming ability: Lifesaving Society Swim Levels Swimmer 5 or Red Cross Level 6.

Section 1

July 4 – August 17


Section 2

July 5 – August 18


RI U10 (born 2012)
Section 3

July 4 – August 18
3:30 – 5:30pm




  • Participants will learn to paddle singles (Kl, Cl), and, if there are no COVID restrictions, doubles {K2, C2), fours (K4, C4), and War Canoe (ClS)
  • The Head Coach will determine when paddlers are ready to join higher skilled groups
  • There will be ongoing evaluation of skill level throughout the program
  • Consists of on and off water practices (running shoes required)
  • All RHCC programs are led by qualified coaches
  • 2-3 Intra club races will be held in which to participate