development Program

With multiple variations to suit multi-sport athletes, our Development program is the perfect introduction to year-round training for canoe/kayak. We also offer a two-month Spring Development program, for those looking to get a start on their summer paddling.


Program overview

The Development program is a fun introduction to year-round training for canoe/kayak. Targeted towards paddlers who will be U12 or U14 the following year, this program is open to anyone with an interest in further developing their fitness and paddling skills. Athletes practice year-round to work on the technical, mental, and physical skills necessary for success in our sport.

Program requirements

Previous completion of the summer paddling program is a prerequisite. Paddlers must be 9 or older by January 1, 2023 to participate (entering U12 or U14 in 2024). 2023 U10s should discuss with the Lead Development Coach prior to registration as to whether the program is appropriate for them. We encourage development paddlers to be multi-sport athletes and the program is designed to work around other sports during the winter months.

training schedule

During the on-water season (September/October and mid-April-June) the Development program runs weekdays from 4:30-6:00PM and Saturday mornings from 10:00AM-12:00PM. The winter schedule is TBD but may vary slightly due to outside rental availability (pool, fieldhouse, etc.). A specific practice schedule will be sent each weekend for the following week. Paddlers should come prepared for on- and off-water activities every day as the plan may change due to wind or weather conditions.

off season training

Development paddlers are usually on water from mid-April through October and cross-train off the water from November through mid-April. Our off-water programming includes age-appropriate strength training, running, swimming, yoga, technical work and analysis, soccer, and much more.

start date & cost

Begins September 9, 2023, and ends June 28, 2024 (program also includes the Summer Paddling Program, which runs July/August 2024). Total program cost is $2730.00, which is inclusive of all fees, as well as a discounted 2024 Summer Paddling Program fee.

Siblings registered in year-round programs receive 10% off the base program fee for the second sibling (and any subsequent siblings). After registering, please notify the Club Manager ( that you qualify for the sibling discount and it will be provided to you.

Payment details

Payment can be made either in full, or in monthly installments*. If paying in full, the total cost is paid at time of registration, via credit card.

If paying in monthly installments (via automatic bank withdrawals), an initial deposit of $546.00 will be withdrawn on Sep 01, followed by 8 monthly installments of $273.00 to be withdrawn of the first of each month (Oct 01, 2023 to May 01, 2024 inclusive).

*Note: We no longer accept EFTs.
Automatic bank withdrawals are the only option if paying in monthly installments.

spring development

The Spring Development program is a two-month on-water program for returning paddlers looking to hone their skills before the summer. In order to take part in the program, you must have a) completed the Summer Paddling 2023 program and b) register for the Summer Paddling 2024 program once registration is available. Begins May 01, 2024, and ends June 28, 2024, weekdays from 4:30-6:00PM and Saturday mornings from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Total cost is $327.00.

* Spring Development Registration opens April 01, 2024 at 9:00AM *

Join our development program

ready to sign up?

Development registration takes place annually in August for the upcoming training year (September – June). Spring Development 2024 Registration opens April 01, 2024.


To register, go to the Register menu at the top of the page, and choose the program from the drop-down. (Note: if you do not see the program you are looking for, it means registration is currently not available).


cancellation policy & Missed payments

Participants of the Development program may withdraw from the program at any time by notifying the Club Manager via email at All refunds will be subject to a $273.00 early withdrawal fee. Those who have paid in full for the year will also be prorated based on length of attendance in the program. All participants who withdraw early also lose their guaranteed spot in the 2024 Summer Paddling program, and will need to register and pay separately for Summer Paddling. No refunds will be issued if a participant is required to leave as the result of a conduct concern.

For those paying in monthly installments, please note that any missed payments (i.e funds not available when our processor attempts to debit the account) will result in a $25.00 fee due immediately with that month’s payment. Any account that incurs more than 2 unavailable payments will no longer be allowed to pay monthly and the remainder of the program balance will be due immediately.