During the COVID-19 pandemic we must follow county and state health rules to limit the spread of this virus. We are not allowed to have visitors, guests or non-club members at this time. If you are not a member, please check back here to see these rules have been relaxed. Mahalo!
PaddleCore is a program for members to learn & enhance their paddling technique while at the same time improving their fitness. The paddle technique focuses on a smooth, quiet "catch", a long and deep stroke, and a quick return. Time may be spent learning in the club training tank and on the water with drills. Paddling occurs at varying intensity levels and there is frequently a friendly race at the conclusion. Sessions are about 1 hour in length covering about 3+ miles.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are offering 2 PaddleCore sessions on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's - 5:30am to 6:30am OR 6:00am to 7:00am. We ask that members arrive at least 15 minutes before start time to help get marker lights on the canoes (if needed due to darkness) and to move canoes down to the water. After a short talk about technique and the workout, canoes launch at either 5:30am or 6:00am. When canoes return to the club after an hour on the water, everyone helps put the canoes away and meets for a short review.. Those who need to get to work early can depart when the canoes return.
Because of the popularity of the program and COVID rules for contact tracing, members must sign up for the sessions they'd like to attend each week. Just click the PaddleCore event below and follow the directions. Pre-registration allows crew lists to be created with the workouts to be sent to those attending in advance.
Lastly, if you are new to paddling, we recommend you attend one of the Saturday Paddling Technique Classes or attend a few recreational paddles first. This will help you get the feel of paddling so you'll be ready for the strenuous paddling workouts we have in PaddleCore. Contact one of the contacts listed on any of the PaddleCore event pages as they can help you determine the best way for you to get started.