Join Us!

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 release form online for minors before coming to paddle with us.  Your child will need to 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 facility.

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

 

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.

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, with athletes receiving specific instruction regarding technique improvements and specifics for all workouts within the framework provided below.

November 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
2
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
  • Long Distance Workout
3
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
  • Paddling Workout - Novice
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
4
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • Paddling Working - Long Intervals
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
5
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
6
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Paddling Workout - 4 x 1000M w/2' recovery
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
7
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
8
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
9
  • Long Distance Workout
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
10
  • Paddling Workout - Novice
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
11
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • Paddling Working - Long Intervals
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
12
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
13
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Paddling Workout - 4 x 10' on, 2' off
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
14
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
15
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
16
  • Long Distance Workout
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
17
  • Paddling Workout - Novice
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
18
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • Paddling Working - Long Intervals
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
19
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
20
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Paddling Workout - 5K for time
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
21
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
22
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
23
  • Long Distance Workout
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
24
  • Paddling Workout - Novice
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
25
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • Paddling Working - Long Intervals
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
26
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
27
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Paddling Workout - 5 x 5' on, 1' off
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
28
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
29
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • Paddling Workout - 8-10k
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance
30
  • Long Distance Workout
  • Hypertrophy - Base and Endurance