LCKC’s racing team is for athletes age 10 and up who have learned the basics and are ready to take the sport to the next level. The training program is tiered to serve intermediate to Olympic-level athletes. Training is offered year round in three sessions. The program:
Developmental I and II
Developmental athletes are intermediate paddlers, age 10-15, who are recruited from the Beginner Racing League program. Athletes advance their paddling skills by developing balance skills required to paddle tippier boats, cross-training to enhance their athletic abilities, and competing on the local, regional, and national level. While this program is focused on skill development and training, the athletes still have a lot of fun in the process. All equipment is provided. Developmental I athletes practice twice a week during the school year and three times a week during summer. Developmental II athletes practice five times a week during the school year and six times a week during summer.
High Performance I and II
High Performance athletes are advanced paddlers who have progressed through the Developmental program and show a serious commitment to the sport. These athletes compete on the local, national, and international levels. Training is held ten times a week during the Fall and Winter and fourteen times a week during Summer. Athletes strive to represent the USA internationally at the Junior and Senior World Championships, Pan American Canoe Championships, and the Olympic Games.
The Masters Competitive program begins at age 25 and lasts a lifetime! Focus on developing and improving balance, paddling technique, and specific racing skills. The program encourages a healthy lifestyle through physical activity; aerobic, weights and body weight exercises as well as paddling. The coaches work with each athlete to help them achieve personal goals. Whether your goal is to race on the local, national, or international level or not race at all, the Masters Competitive group accommodates everyone. This group practices 3 times a week.