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2022 Paddling Season. Youth Competitive (RI beginners and U10, RD U12, Competitive U14, Advanced U16, HP)

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Register for YOUTH COMPETITIVE (Racing Intro U10, Racing Development U12, Competitive U14, Advanced U16, High Performance) Spring/Summer/Fall 2022

*all our programs are subject to COVID restrictions. We will keep this section updated regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions. Currently there are none so we will start on the indicated dates.

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 Stott, our head coach (coachrobrhcc@gmail.com) or Mary Chambers, our registrar (programs@rhcc.on.ca), 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 full season athletes will have a two week vacation from August 19 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 10, who are new to paddling and prefer a two-week program, please check out our Canoe Kids program.

 

All RHCC programs require swimming ability: LSS Swimmer 5 or Red Cross Level 6.  

Volunteer Hour Deposit Guarantee: 

Your Spring/Summer registration includes a commitment that you will fulfill for your volunteer hours. If you do not meet your commitment, you agree to a payment of $400 in lieu of this; for families with multiple members, the amount is $600

Hours Required - Each member / family is to contribute:  

As of Feb 1, 2022 

High Performance:  25 hours per paddler  

Advanced(U16): 18 hours per paddler  

Competitive (U14): 12 hours per paddler

Racing Development (U12):  5 hours per paddler

Racing Intro: not mandatory, but encouraged

Total volunteer hours for multiple member families:  

1st member - 100% of highest number of volunteer hours  

2nd member – 70% of second highest number of volunteer hours  

3rd and subsequent members – 50% of their hours 

Volunteer hours count towards community service hours required for Secondary School Students.

 

RACING INTRODUCTION (novice/early stages: aged 11-14, born 2008 - 2011)

RACING INTRODUCTION (RI) is for the newest youth members of our club, normally age 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 U10 (Section 3) runs four days a week in the afternoons. The RI U10 is a great option for paddlers who would consider Canoe Kids but would like a full summer program instead of just two weeks.

Racing Introduction, Section 1: July 4 – August 17

Mon/Wed 5:30-7:00pm

Price: $325

Racing Introduction, Section 2: July 5 – August 18

Tues/Thurs 5:30-7:00pm

Price: $325 

Racing Introduction U10 (born 2012-14), Section 3: July 4 – August 18

Mon-Thurs: 3:30 – 5:00pm

Price: $480 

 

RACING DEVELOPMENT (returning paddlers aged 11/12, born 2010 - 11)

Racing Development (RD) is for our 'regatta ready' U12 athletes (11-12 year old athletes ready to be competitive paddlers). This year we are offering three RD programs: one full season section for new paddlers, one full season section for returning paddlers and one section for summer only RD paddlers. These athletes will continue (or begin) to develop their paddling skills and take part in some inter-club regattas.

Racing Development U12, Section 1 (RETURNING PADDLERS): May 2 – October 30

Spring: Tues/Thurs 4:00 - 5:30pm and Saturday 11:00 - 12:30am

Summer: Mon-Fri 9:30 – 12:30am

Fall: TBD

Price: $1040 

 

Racing Development U12, Section 2 (NEW PADDLERS): May 20 – October 30

Spring: Friday 5:00 – 6:30pm and Sunday 9:30 – 11:00am

Summer: Mon-Fri 9:30 – 12:30am

Fall: TBD

Price: $900 

 

Racing Development U12, Section 3 (SUMMER ONLY): July 4 – August 18

Mon-Thurs 1:00 – 3:00pm

Price: $420 

 

COMPETITIVE U14 (born 2008-09).

Competitive U14 is for our 'regatta ready' U14 athletes. These athletes will continue to develop their paddling skills and begin to take part in some inter-club regattas. This year we are offering our Competitive U14 program to returning paddlers and to new paddlers who are committed athletes and ready to participate in a more intense program and prepare for competitions.

Competitive U14 (RETURNING PADDLERS): May 2 - October 30

Spring: Mon/Wed/Fri 4:00 - 5:30pm and Saturday 9:30 – 11:00am

Summer: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 12:00pm

Fall: TBD

Price: $1130

Competitive U14 (NEW PADDLERS): May 20 - October 30

Spring: Fri 5:00 - 6:30pm and Sunday 9:30 – 11:00am

Summer: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Fall: TBD

Price: $900

 

ADVANCED U16 (born 2006-07).

Advanced U16 is for our experienced competitive youth athletes. These athletes will participate in an intense training program as they continue to develop their racing skills. They will take part in inter-club, provincial and possibly national regattas. This program is run by our head coach.

Advanced U16: May 2 - October 30

Spring: Mon-Thurs 5:00 - 6:30pm + some mornings, times TBD

Summer: 4 mornings, 3 afternoons, times TBD

Fall: TBD

Price: $1350

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Customized weekly programming for our most advanced athletes. Led by our head coach.

Price: $1550

 


2022 Paddling Season. Masters

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Welcome to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club Masters paddling program. We have something for all interest 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 skill levels are directional. If you are unsure about which program to register for, please reach out to Robert Stott, our head coach (coachrobrhcc@gmail.com), or Mary Chambers, our registrar (programs@rhcc.on.ca), and we’ll help you find the right program.

Our Coached Masters’ program is designed to help our adult paddlers interested in training to improve their paddling skills and training to race. We offer two levels of Coached Masters at RHCC: Novice (for those still new to racing sprint boats) and Advanced (for those experienced in racing sprint boats). Our Experienced Masters’ program is designed for independent, competent paddlers who train regularly on their own schedule. These paddlers have their own boats and paddles and compete at various regattas throughout the season.

All coached programs will have a two-week vacation from August 22 to September 5, except for those competing at the Canadian National Championships.

If you are an adult new to the sport of sprint kayaking, please register for our Adult Intro program.

*All our programs are subject to COVID restrictions. We will keep this updated on our website regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions.

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

Volunteer Hour Deposit Guarantee:

Your Spring/Summer registration includes a commitment to fulfil volunteer hours. If you do not meet your commitment, you agree to a payment of $400 in lieu of thisfor families with multiple members, the amount is $600.

Hours Required - Each member / family is to contribute:  

As of Feb 1, 2022 

Masters:  18 hours per paddler  

Total volunteer hours for multiple member families:  

1st member - 100% of highest number of volunteer hours  

2nd member – 70% of second highest number of volunteer hours  

3rd and subsequent members – 50% of their hours 


2022 Paddling Season. Canoe Kids

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Welcome to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club Canoe Kids paddling program. Canoe Kids is designed to offer an introduction to both canoe and kayak paddling for kids 8 to 12  (born 2014 or earlier).

It is a combination of paddling instruction and group fun on the water.

All RHCC programs require swimming ability: LSS Swimmer 5 or Red Cross Level 6.  

This year we are offering 6 two-week canoe kid sessions, three in the morning and three in the afternoon. Each session runs for two hours, Monday to Friday, except for sections 5 and 6 which miss the first Monday due to the August long weekend.

If your child is 10+ and wants to paddle more, also check out our Racing Intro programs under Youth Competitive programs.

Upon completion, space permitting, Canoe Kids ‘graduates’ may continue in one of our summer long Racing Intro sessions.  For those U10 please register for RI- U10.

*All our programs may be subject to COVID restrictions. We will keep this section updated regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions.


2022 Paddling Season. Adult Introductory

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Register for ADULT INTRO 2022

*all our programs are subject to COVID restrictions. We will keep this section updated regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions. Currently there are none so we will start on the indicated dates.

Welcome to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club (RHCC) Adult Introductory (AI) program. This introductory canoe and kayak program is designed for adults and youth 14+. Participants will be introduced to recreational paddling, learning basic strokes, safety skills and boat care. 

The Adult Introductory program is offered on a monthly basis and classes run throughout the spring and summer. Each registration is for 4 classes of 2 hours for $200, except for three sessions at the end of season which includes 3 classes of 2 hours for $150. All sessions are listed below. 

All necessary equipment, including boats, paddle and mandatory Canada-approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are provided.  Please review the FAQs to ensure you are prepared for class.

At the completion of the program, participants may choose to enrol in a subsequent introductory program or graduate to the Novice Coached Masters training group. 

*Please note, all adult RHCC programs have a minimum requirement swimming ability - you must be able to swim 75m without a life jacket or aid, and tread water for 1.5 minutes.


2022 Paddling Season. SUP 14+

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Register for STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD (SUP 14+) 2022

*all our programs are subject to COVID restrictions. We will keep this section updated regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions. Currently there are none so we will start on the indicated dates.

Welcome to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) program.

This introductory SUP program is designed for adults and youth 14+. Participants will be introduced to the SUP sport, learning basic strokes and safety. Classes run throughout the summer. Each registration is for 4 classes of 1 hour for $160, except in August when sessions will consist of 3 classes of 1 hour for $120.   All sessions are listed below.

All necessary equipment, including boards, paddle and mandatory Canada-approved PFDs are provided. 

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


2022 Paddling Season. Dragon Boat

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Register for Dragon Boat at RHCC!

*all our programs are subject to COVID restrictions. We will keep this section updated regarding start dates impacted by the restrictions. Currently there are none so we will start on the indicated dates.

RHCC offers two Dragon Boat programs – An In-House RHCC Dragon Boat Team Program and a Dragon Boat Rental Program for Teams. Register here for our In-House Program and if you're interested in our Rental Program, please contact us at dragonboattraining@rhcc.on.ca

The in-House Team Program provides individuals 15 and older, with some to no experience in the sport, the opportunity to form a team.

If you are interested in trying out the sport of Dragon Boating, or already have some experience in the sport, you may sign up for 8 consecutive 1-hour, weekly sessions at a cost of $165 and become part of an RHCC team. Choose between our Spring session commencing in early May, or the Summer session starting the beginning of July (or both!).

You and your teammates will be taught basic strokes, as well as safety and teamwork skills and by course end will be equipped with the necessary skills to paddle confidently, as part of a crew, in a recreational team setting.  An end-of-course 2-day regatta is included in the cost. Your certified instructor’s focus is on safety, skill development and fun!

Lessons take place on beautiful Lake Wilcox, and all necessary equipment including paddles and mandatory Canada-approved PFDs will be provided.

For more information please contact us at dragonboattraining@rhcc.on.ca