WO/ORR Slalom Development Program July 6 - August 30, 2020
Whitewater Ontario is pleased to announce that with the “Return to Sport” being implemented we are resuming our Slalom Development Program at the ORR Pumphouse Facility. This program, with coaches Lois Betteridge and James Risk, is designed to introduce and develop slalom specific skills and training to young paddlers that will allow them to proceed to the Whitewater Ontario Competitive Slalom Program if they wish.
Whitewater Ontario est très fier d'annoncer qu'on peut résumer notre programme de développement slalom avec les nouveau mesures de "retour aux jeux" au Pumphouse en accord avec le club ORR. Ce programme va être facilité par James Risk et Lois Betteridge. C'est conçu pour introduire et développer les techniques spécifique au slalom et a l'eau vive. On espère que les compétences acquis pendant cette été vont encourager les participants à continuer dans les compétitions slalom. James et Lois parle anglais première langue mais on parle français aussi et seront très content d'offrir un programme bilingue. Si vous avez des questions en français n'hésitez pas de nous contacter.
Introduction to Slalom (Development A):
Aimed mainly at paddlers 8-12. For this program it is not necessary to know how to roll a kayak. Strong swimming abilities, and comfort around water is mandatory. No previous kayak experience required. Limited to 6 spots. If the program is full, please email James or Lois stating the participant’s name and the program desired; a waitlist will be created.
Beginner/Intermediate Slalom (Development B):
Aimed mainly at paddlers 12-16 who have participated in ORR summer camps or/and WO/ORR Winter Pool Sessions. Paddlers should know how to roll a kayak, and should be comfortable doing basic white water maneuvers around the pumphouse.
Limited to 6 spots. If the program is full please email James and Lois stating the participant’s name and the program desired a waitlist will be created.
As a division of the B development group, we are hoping to be able to offer the option of an all girls group. This group would work individually with Lois for one session a week, and be combined with the rest of the Dev B group for the other two sessions. Please specify in registration if you would prefer this option.
We will only be able to offer this if there is sufficient interest and balanced enough signup between both sections of Dev B. If we are unable to offer it after signup, then the Dev B group will remain a single group for all sessions and alternative girls only sessions will be arranged.
Dates and Times:
Development A sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from July 6 until August 30 in the 5:30 to 7:30 PM timeslot.
Development B sessions will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July 6 until August 30 in the 5:30 to 7:30 PM timeslot.
- Boats and paddles and spray decks will be provided
- Helmets and PFDs: Due to Covid-19 we are asking that participants obtain their own whitewater helmet and PFD. Please contact the coaches if you are having trouble acquiring a helmet or pfd and we can help you out.
Finances should not be a barrier to participation. Please email Larry, James, or Lois with any concerns.