Join Us!

IMPORTANT: We are currently not actively recruiting due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the current surge in cases in California, we will only hold practices where physical distancing can be maintained and the risk of infection is minimized.

No open house events are planned but you may contact us if you are interested in giving sprint canoe and kayak a try.  We will discuss with you the required protocols and considerations.  All activities must be done at your own risk.


Our coaches are always training and looking for others to join our club.  You must be able to swim 100 yards and sign our release from liability form, too.  Please read our Beginning Paddler FAQs.

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.

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

Our boats are stored in the dry storage area at the Ventura Harbor. We intend to build our inventory and facilities at the Harbor and to eventually have a covered storage area near the public docks along with a covered trailer.

 

Our Training Plans

We create training plans with a goal of peaking at the Nationals in August, and perhaps one or two other races 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 also different based on the athlete’s age but all are aimed at improving a paddler’s skills.  (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 may be different workouts for different paddling levels.  Published below is a framework only.

Workouts will be shared for each of the following groups via our TeamReach app. Coaches will provide individual training plans to club members, with athletes receiving specific instruction regarding technique improvements and specifics for all workouts.

July 2020

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Base Intervals ~ 40' @ 90%, 2' rest
  • Cardio Recovery
2
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
3
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 8-12K paddling
4
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Long Distance Workout
5
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
6
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 8-12K paddling
  • Cardio
7
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
8
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Base Intervals ~ 40' @ 90%, 2' rest
  • Cardio Recovery
9
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
10
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 8-12K paddling
11
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Long Distance Workout
12
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
13
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 8-12K paddling
  • Cardio
14
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
15
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Base Intervals ~ 40' @ 90%, 2' rest
  • Cardio Recovery
16
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
17
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 8-12K paddling
18
  • Hypertrophy - Base
  • Long Distance Workout
19
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
20
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 8-12K paddling
  • Cardio
21
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
22
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • Base Intervals ~ 40' @ 90%, 2' rest
  • Cardio Recovery
23
  • Alternate Sport Workout
  • Paddle (or Pool/Erg Training)
24
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 8-12K paddling
25
  • Long Distance Workout
26
  • Tentative Paddling Workout - Novice
27
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 8-12K paddling
  • Cardio
28
  • Alternate Cardio
29
  • Base Intervals ~ 40' @ 90%, 2' rest
  • Cardio Recovery
30
  • Alternate Cardio
31
  • TIME TRIALS