Competitive YOUTH PROGRAMS

Welcome to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club Competitive Youth paddling program.

We have something for all ages and skill levels so please review the programs and find the one best suited to you.

All RHCC programs are led by qualified coaches.

All indicated ages are directional.  If you are unsure about which program to register for, please reach out to Robert Stottour Head coach, or Mary Chambers, our registrar, and we’ll help you find the right program.

Youth Athletes work with their coach to perform at their best and move up levels when they are ready.

Intro to Racing and Racing Development paddlers take part in intra and some inter-club level competitions.

Competitive U14 athletes compete at the inter-club level.

Advanced athletes compete at Provincial to National levels.

High Performance (HP) athletes compete at the National and sometimes International level.

All programs will have a two-week vacation from August 22 to September 5, except for those competing at the Canadian National Championships. For those programs running into the fall, scheduling will be announced near the end of summer, but expect it to be similar to our spring schedule.

*For youth under 12, who are new to paddling and prefer a weekly program, please check out our Canoe Kids program.
*All our programs are subject to COVIO restrictions. We will keep this section updated regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions.

All RHCC programs require swimming ability: Lifesaving Society Swim Levels Swimmer 5 or Red Cross Level 6.

Volunteer Hour Deposit Guarantee:
Your Spring/Summer registration includes a commitment to a payment of $400 in lieu of this. For families with multiple members, the amount is $600.