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IMPORTANT NOTE: With the current Covid-19 pandemic, all group practices are cancelled.  We encourage athletes to follow the training plans established and to reach out to the coach for input as needed.

 

Our coaches are always training and looking for others to join our club.  If you would like to give sprint canoe and kayak a try, please contact us! We will get you signed up for one of our “open beginner” sessions.  You must be able to swim 100 yards and sign our release from liability form, too.

Parent/Guardians of Minors: If your child wants to paddle with us, please complete and sign our online waiver for minors before coming to paddle with us.  Your child will need to (electronically) sign this waiver, too.

Adults: Please complete our waiver for adults before coming to paddle with us.

Our boats are stored in the dry storage area at the Ventura Harbor. Over the next couple of years, we intend to build our inventory and facilities at the Harbor and hope to have a covered storage area and covered trailer eventually for storage.

If you are asked to join the club, you’ll need to review our club Bylaws and rules, and complete the Membership application.

OPEN HOUSE!  Checkout the water safety and open house series we are offering this March!

You may want to also review our Beginning Paddler FAQs.

 

Our Training Plans

We create training plans with a goal of peaking at the Nationals in August, and perhaps one other race during the year.  (For anyone not familiar with mesocycles and microcycles in training, there are many articles on the web such as this one that will give you an overview.)   Our training plans are different based on athlete age and all are aimed at improving a paddler’s skill to be the best it can be.  (There are more details about our training and coaching in the News & Noise section of this site.)

The grid below gives you an idea of how we define our training phases:

PhaseSets and RepsWorkouts
Hypertrophy3-4 x 10Base and endurance loading
Basic Strength3-4 x 5Technique and some endurance
Strength / Power3-5 x 2 or 3Intervals – technique and speed
Peaking2-3 x 1 to 3High intensive training – speed, speed, speed
UnloadActive RestRace and recovery

Workout Calendar

Mouse over an event’s start time.  Paddling workouts start in the Ventura Marina. Note there are different workouts for different paddling levels, what we publish below is a framework only.

Workouts will be shared for each of the following groups via our TeamReach app:

Level 1: Beginners paddlers
Level 2: Racing team members
Level 3: Elite team members training for World and Olympic teams
Masters: Paddlers age 30 and over

Coaches will provide individual training plans to club members upon request, with athletes receiving specific instruction regarding technique improvements and specifics for all workouts.

April 2020

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
2
  • Strength/Power
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
3
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
4
  • Strength/Power
5
  • Strength/Power
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
6
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
7
  • Strength/Power
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
8
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
9
  • Strength/Power
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
10
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
11
  • Strength/Power
  • Long Distance Workout
12
  • Strength/Power
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
13
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
14
  • Strength/Power
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
15
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
16
  • Strength/Power
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
17
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
18
  • Strength/Power
  • Long Distance Workout
19
  • Peaking
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
20
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
21
  • Peaking
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
22
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
23
  • Peaking
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
24
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
25
  • Peaking
  • Long Distance Workout
26
  • Peaking
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
27
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
28
  • Peaking
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
29
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
30
  • Peaking
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min