Competitive / Intermediate / Beginners

Sprint Kayak

Beginners July & August Monthly Courses

What better distraction on long summer days than a one month paddling course! This course is two days a week, a total of 12 hours through 8 sessions. All equipment supplied. Cancellations due to inclement weather, or occasional adjustments to schedule, may occur. Minimum registration required to run the course.

Children 8-12 years; with some exceptions
Mondays & Wednesdays: 4-5:30pm
$180/per month 


2020 Six-Month Program (BEST DEAL!)

Membership is Chinook’s most affordable option (only $142/month and more paddling fun) if your child loves paddling Sprint Kayak or wants to learn. The Beginners Program runs April through September, and requires club membership. Membership is $850 for months of paddling and regatta fun.

Chinook provides level-appropriate programming, certified NCCP Community, Entry Level Competitive (ELCC) and Comp Dev paddling coaches, sprint kayaks, paddles and equipment, safety boat and safety equipment, dock facilities, public washrooms; some development programs include waterfront gym access, hot showers, and private boat storage when available.


Beginners Program (Dev 3)

Fun for new, recreational and developing paddlers. Children start in our Mini-Lightnings learning the basics of Sprint Kayak and may take part in an occasional beginner’s regatta at coach’s discretion. Intake from ages 8-12 years (flexible). Three days a week. After school Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30pm AND Saturdays 11-12:30pm. A Monday/Wednesday/Saturday option may be added due to increases in enrollment. Contact us if this interests you. Membership is $850 and Dev 3 runs April through September. Occasional schedule adjustments and additions may occur throughout the season. Contact us to register.


Intermediate Program (Dev 4 & 5)

These programs build on the skills acquired in Dev 3 and provide increased opportunities for competitive training and paddling. They run from four up to six sessions a week, with additional sessions in summer. Athletes represent Chinook at BC Cup regattas and Pacific Cup Championships. Enrollment in Dev 4 is at coach’s discretion. Multiple after school weekday sessions Monday to Friday and Saturday. Spring membership April through to September. Fall membership begins October 1st and includes gym facilities, off-water weights and cross-training. Occasional schedule adjustments and summer additional hours may occur. 


Competitive Development Program

Chinook’s Comp Dev program is for advanced competitive and performance athletes. Entry into this challenging competitive program prepares Train-to-Train and Train-to-Compete athletes for National and International racing and is at the discretion of Chinook’s Comp Dev Head Coach. 

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