Masters Skills Development


New 2019! 

This is a new program in 2019. Jason Rusu will be providing paddling training sessions for the Nelson Paddling Club. Paddlers must have Level 2 or 3 can register directly to this course. Level 1 paddlers require the NPC Adult Learn to Paddle program or private lessons completed before they apply and get approval of the coach.


Jason is an NCCP Level 3 Certified coach with over 20 years of coaching experience. Jason has competed in Sprint Racing Kayak and Canoe for over 30 years and has raced at the international level and represented Canada at the 1992 Olympics.

Adult Paddlers who are interested in improving their paddle stroke efficiency and boat handling skills will benefit greatly from the knowledge and expertise Jason is able to share.


Level 2: Sometimes referred to as "intermediate", this level is for those who need to refresh their skills in order to paddle more efficiently and confidently in more performance oriented boats and in varied water conditions. This level is for people who have paddled before and have reasonable confidence in varied paddle crafts on flat, choppy or slow-moving water. This level focuses on boat control as well as maintaining speed and rhythm in varied conditions.

Level 3: is for confident paddlers who want to refine their skills. This program will be given primarily on the water and will concentrate on diagnosis of problems and practice of improved technique. You will practice adapting your paddling technique to different types of paddle craft and water conditions. Participants should have the stamina to paddle continuously for 8+km


 

This program has been divided into 3 sessions 
Module 1: May 20th – June 24th Module 2: July 8 to Aug 12th Module 3: Aug 19 – Sept 30th or you can register in all 3 sessions at a reduced cost.

This program will run every Monday regardless of weather issues! Dryland programming will be provided when on the water programming is prohibited by weather. Cold weather gear is required for early season paddling.

Participation in this program also includes Thursday night race fees!!!

Registration:

One time full season fee: $410

Module 1: May 20th – June 24th: $160

Module 2: July 8 to Aug 12th: $160

Module 3: Aug 19 – Sept 30th: $160

Register HERE!



Community Paddle Night


The Community Paddle Night is a great way to join the Nelson Paddling Club in trying out the many forms of paddling on our beautiful Kootenay lake. 

June 5th- Learn to paddle a sit on top kayak 

June 12th- Learn to paddle a recreational canoe

June 19th- Learn to paddle a sprint kayak 


Practice Details: 

Wenesdays : 6:30 - 8:00pm  

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavilion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Registration:


June 5th- Learn to Paddle a Sit on Top Kayak 

  • Sit on top kayaks are great for easy entry on and off the beach and dock. They are more stable then other kayaks and are a great boat to start off the season! 
    This session will focus on building confidence on the water, and learning about the basics of kayak equipment and kayak stroke.

    Do you have your own sit on top or sea kayak? Bring it and let us help you feel confident paddling on your own!

Register HERE!


June 12th - Learn to Paddle a Recreational Canoe 

  • This session is designed for the beginner to intermediate level canoeist. Session material assumes little knowledge of canoeing, and starts with fundamentals. Skills are taught in tandem canoes, and partners will switch from bow to stern throughout the session to learn both positions. This night is perfect for paddlers looking for basic flatwater skills to feel comfortable paddling around the lakeside to those pursuing a longer canoe trip.

We will cover: 

·         Selection of equipment

·         Government regulations

·         Safe canoeing procedures

·         Lifts and carries

·         Launching and removing a canoe

·         Entering and exiting a canoe

·         Paddling positions and trimming

·         Sideward displacement

·         Forward straight line

·         Inside and outside turns

·         Inside and outside circles

·         Stopping

·         Reverse straight line

If you have your own canoe please bring it!

Register HERE!


 June 19th - Learn to Paddle a Sprint Kayak 

  • Come out and try our fleet of fast and tippy sprint boats. Learn the basic of entry and exiting sprint boats, the feathering stroke (a stability stroke) and how to use a sprint kayak rudder to steer. Get ready for an exciting new challenge! 

Register HERE!


 



Sprint team program- Regatta Ready- Developement


The regatta ready developement group is the entry level program to the Nelson Kayak Canoe Club Sprint Team. Developed through fun games and drills, athletes will improve paddling technique, balance and will have an opportunity to experience team boats. This program has a smaller ratio of athletes to coaches and is an ideal learning environment. These two week sessions are a mandatory starting point for athletes under the age of 12 or athletes trying the sport for the first time. 


Practice Details: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Regatta Ready Developement Registration:

This program needs a minimum of four participants to run each session. If minimum is not met, session will be posponed.

To register for the first session starting May 21st click HERE!

To register for the second session starting June 4th click HERE!

To register for the third session starting June 18th click HERE!

To register for the fourth session starting July 6th click HERE!

To register for the fifth session starting July 30th click HERE!

To register for the sixth session starting August 13th click HERE!

To register for the seventh session starting August 13th click HERE!

Each two week session is $70

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding the Regatta Ready- Developement group.



Sprint Team Program - Regatta Ready- High Performance


The Regatta Ready Intermediate Level program of the Nelson Kayak Canoe Club Sprint Team is designed for athletes who have experience in sprint canoe/kayak. This program offers three practices per week, where athletes develop their paddling skills through drills, techniques, and games. In this program, athletes will have opportunities to race at different provincial regattas, national regattas and local race nights.


Practice Details: 

Monday and Wednesday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm 
Saturday 9am - 11am

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Sprint Program Registration Spring 2018:

Program Fees: $185 from May 8th to June 15th  - that's a lot of sessions for your money!  Not all sessions are mandatory, however athletes benefit from participating in as many of the practices as possible. There will be a summer and fall program to be posted soon. Overall cost will be maximum $550 for the full season.

Register for the spring session is closed. Summer session registration coming soon!

Shoulder season paddling requires appropriate cold water immersion apparel. 

Example of appropriate clothing for spring paddling is: 

  • lycra tights/leggings with a loose fit over shorts
  • polypropylene long sleeve underwear 
  • lighter shirt
  • light windbreaker
  • hat/toque
  • water shoes/flip flops
  • towel
  • change of clothes/warm up clothes

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding Regatta Ready Sprint Team details.

If you are unsure if your athlete is appropriate for this progam please contact the Head Coach at (250)-505-8108



Thursday Night Race Night


This fun and social race night is a great opportunity to meet paddlers from other programs and race in a time controlled distance race. Race night is open to those who have participated in club programing and are competent in canoe or kayak. 


Details: 

Thursdays: 6:30 pm 

Race night is always held at the Rowing Pavillion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.


Registration:

This Program begins on June 21st 

Price is $25 per race for non club members, Race night is free if you are paricipating in the Masters Skills Development Program or the Regatta Ready branch of the sprint team. 


Race night 1, June 6th: regisiter HERE!

Race night 2, June 13th : regisiter HERE!

Race night 3, June 20th : regisiter HERE!

Race night 4, June 27th : register HERE!

Race night 5, July 4th : register HERE!

Race night 6, July 11th : register HERE!

Race night 7, July 18th : register HERE!

Race night 8, July 25th : register HERE!

Race night 9, August 1st : register HERE!

Race night 10, August 8th : register HERE!

Race night 11, August 15th  : register HERE!

Race night 12, August 22nd : register HERE!

Race night 12, August 29thnd : register HERE!

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Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information regarding race night!



Adult Learn To-sdays


The Learn-to Tuesday Adult Paddler Program will introduce paddling technique and is designed for adults with little to no sprint paddling experience. This program is also recommended for recreational paddlers looking to improve their stroke development. The First Year Adult Program has a smaller ratio of athletes to coaches and is an ideal learning environment. These oen month sessions are a great way to try the sport!


**the following information is subject to change in the next few weeks**

Practice Details: 

Tuesdays: 6:30 - 8:00pm  

Practice is always held at the Rowing Pavilion, at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC.

Registration:

Adult Learn To-sdays run in four week sessions. Cost for a four week session is $100, this includes membership and insurance through canoe kayak BC. 

To register for the first session starting June 4th click HERE!

To register for the second session starting July 2nd click HERE!

To register for the third session starting July 30th click HERE!


Please contact the club at nelsonpaddlingclub@gmail.com  for any information regarding the Adult Learn to Tuesdays.



Summer Camps

- SPEND THE SUMMER ON THE WATER - 

 

These fun summer camps are designed for children between the ages of 8 – 16. Children will develop kayaking and canoeing skills, while making friends, and having fun on the water.


Details: 

  • Weekly camps run through July and August from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, from Tuesday to Friday. 

Registration:

Week 1: July 2nd- 5th register HERE!

Week 2: July 9th-12th register HERE!

Week 3: July 15th-19th register HERE!

Week 4: July 23rd-26th register HERE!

Week 5: July 30th - August 2nd  register HERE!

Week 6: August 6th- 9th register HERE!

Week 7: August 13th-16th register HERE!

 



Private/Group Lessons

WHY DO PRIVATE LESSONS WITH US?

  •  To learn how to kayak and/or canoe in our sprint boats or your personal boat.
  •  To improve your paddling technique.
  •  To develop fundamental skills and feel confident paddling on your own!
  •  Have private one-on- one lessons with our certified coaches.
  •  Make life-long memories of paddling around on Kootenay lake! 

Details:

Private lessons are available starting June 1st 2019. 

A minimum of 1.5 hour lesson is required.

1-12 participants for a group lesson.

Registration:

The Nelson Paddling Club will be offering two options for Private lessons. 

The first option is appropriate for youth aged 8-16 of all levels (beginner-expert) and adults of any paddling experience.  These sessions will be taught by the Head or Senior coach. 

Typical class of boats and paddlers coached:

-ICF Sprint/Marathon Kayak and Canoe

Private lessons: 

1:1 Lesson for 1.5 hours $60

Group lessons:

2 participants, 1.5 hours $40 each 

3 participants, 1.5 hours $35 each 

4-6 participants, 1.5 hours $30 each

8 participants or more, 1.5 hours $25 each 

The second option is appropriate for Intermediate Adult Paddlers who are interested in improving their paddle stroke efficiency and boat handling skills.

Prerequisites include:

1) Tread water for 1 minute
2) Previous season of paddling experience 

These private lessons will be taught by Jason Rusu. Jason is an NCCP Level 3 Certified coach with over 20 years of coaching experience. Jason has competed in Sprint Racing Kayak and Canoe for over 30 years and has raced at the international level and represented Canada at the 1992 Olympics.

Typical class of boats and paddlers coached:

-ICF Sprint/Marathon Kayak and Canoe
-Surf-ski
-Outrigger Canoe
-North American Marathon Racing Canoe
-Stand Up Paddle Board

Private lessons: 

1:1 Lesson for 1.5 hours $90

Group lessons:

2 participants, 1.5 hours $60 each 

3-4 participants, 1.5 hours $45 each 

Please contact the club at nelsonkayakandcanoeclub@gmail.com for any information or to book your Private Lesson.