SUP PROGRAMS with World Champion Lina Augaitis

The Nelson Paddling Club is very excited to host World Champion Stand Up Paddle boarder Lina Augaitis this August to teach beginner, advanced and kids paddle board workshops. Lina will be fresh off of representing Canada at the Pan American Games and is excited to share her passion for paddling with our community!

Some of Lina’s accomplishments: 

• Winner of 4 ISA World Championship medals in three different SUP racing disciplines
• 2016 and 2018 Canadian SUP Racing champion
• Became SUP distance racing world champion just four years after taking up the sport
• First Canadian woman ever to compete in the historic Molokai 2 Ohau Paddleboard Championships
• First woman to officially complete the 750km Yukon River Quest Marathon Race as a SUP entrant

 


 

KIDS CAMP for ages 9 – 14 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 11 am – 12:30 pm 

A unique SUP clinic with one of the world’s finest SUP athletes, Lina Augaitis. The Kids Camp will offer all the basics of Paddle Board using games on the water in a safe and fun environment. 

This is an incredible opportunity and value as the equipment is included in the price. Lina is a certified school teacher and has a wonderful skill set for working with children. 

Maximum registration: 10 Meet us at the Nelson Paddling Club (in Nelson Rowing Pavilion) by Lakeside Park. For questions, please email us at nelsonpaddlingclub.ca 

Cost: $45 

Register here

 


 

 

BEGINNERS ADULT SUP PROGRAM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 1 – 2:30 pm 

A unique SUP clinic with one of the world’s finest SUP athletes, Lina Augaitis. This Beginners Adult SUP Clinic will focus on Stroke paddle techniques. There will also be instruction on safety, SUP equipment, basic strokes and turns and exploring different movements on the Board. This will be a fun learning environment! 

Equipment will be supplied. Maximum registration: 12. Meet us at the Nelson Paddling Club (in Nelson Rowing Pavilion) by Lakeside Park. For questions, please email us at nelsonpaddlingclub.ca or call/text Brooke at 250.354.8668 

Cost: $55

Register here 


 

ADVANCED ADULT SUP PROGRAM 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019 12:30 – 2:30 pm 

A unique SUP clinic with one of the world’s finest SUP athletes, Lina Augaitis. When Lina visits Nelson Paddling Club she will have just returned from representing Canada for the first ever stand-up paddleboard races at the Pan-Am Games! 

This NPC Advanced SUP Clinic with Lina will focus on Stroke technique for efficiency as well as pivot turns, sprints, drafting and paddling in all types of wind/chop. There will be fitness training examples with intervals and speed work, warm up, and cool down. 

This is a Bring-Your-Own-Board event. Maximum registration: 15. Meet us at the Nelson Paddling Club (in Nelson Rowing Pavilion) by Lakeside Park. For questions, please email NPC at nelsonpaddlingclub.ca or call/text Brooke at 250.354.8668 

Cost: $75

Register here

 

 

 

 



Learn to Train

The Nelson Paddling Club's Youth Learn to Paddle Program! 

These one month sessions are a great way to try the sport for youth between the ages of 10-14 with little to no paddling experience. Practice is held at the Nelson Paddling Club boathouse in the rowing pavillion at Lakeside Park on Mondays from 3:30-5:00pm and Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm. 

The First Learn to Train session starts on June 3rd.  Cost is $165 for 8 practices and includes membership and insurance costs. 

Register for the first session starting June 3rd HERE!

Register for the second session starting July 6th HERE!

Register for the third session starting August 3rd HERE!



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!



Sprint team program- Regatta Ready- Development


The regatta ready developement group is the entry level program to the Nelson Paddling 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: 4:30pm - 6:00pm 

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 summer session starting June 18th and ending August 22nd (20 practices) click HERE!

Each two week session is $70

The summer session (20 practices) cost is $230. 

Please contact the club at nelsonpaddlingclub@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 Paddling Club's 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



Paddle Night

 

This fun and social night is a great opportunity to meet like minded paddlers. At Each session paddlers will have the choice to participate a timed distance race or a fun paddling themed activity!

This year the program is included in Regatta Ready and Masters Skills programs (No extra fee to participate). A 5 punch pass can also be purchased through the club and can be used to attend this program. Single participation "drop in" is also welcome. Come join the fun!


Details: 

Thursdays: 6:30 pm 

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


Registration:

This Program begins on June 6th

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. 

Are you planning on attending multiple paddle nights? Invest in a punch pass and save! 

Register for your punch pass HERE!

July 4th : register HERE!

July 11th : register HERE!

July 18th : register HERE!

July 25th : register HERE!

August 1st : register HERE!

August 8th : register HERE!

August 15th  : register HERE!

August 22nd : register HERE!

August 29th : register HERE!

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Please contact the club at nelsonpaddlingclub@gmail.com for any information regarding paddle 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!


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.

New 2019! One Day Summer Camps! Monday 9:00AM-3:00PM. Build your skills in a one day summer camp, a great head start to a week of Summer Camp.

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!
  • One day Summer Camp: July 15th register HERE!
  • Week 3: July 16th-19th register HERE!
  • One day Summer Camp: July 22nd register HERE!
  • Week 4: July 23rd-26th register HERE!
  • One day Summer Camp: July 29th register HERE!
  • Week 5: July 30th - August 2nd  register HERE!
  • Week 6: August 6th- 9th register HERE!
  • One day Summer Camp: August 12th register HERE!
  • Week 7: August 13th-16th register HERE

 For more information contact Head Coach Heather Potkins at (250)-505-8108 or nelsonpaddlingclub@gmail.com



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.