Thames River
Every Weekend from April to November
Coach Bob Vincent is an NCCP certified Marathon Coach and Coach Facilitator. His program is for intermediate level paddlers wishing to learn marathon techniques in technical waters. Session location depends upon water levels. The Thames River from the Meatherall bridge just west of Ingersoll to Putnam bridge is one of the most challenging rivers in south western Ontario. That is where most sessions will take place. When water levels are low sessions are held on Pittock Lake. Participants must be full members of OMCKRA. Contact Coach Bob by email: bob_liz.vincent@sympatico.ca

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Huntsville Paddling Program
Weekdays in June & July
Coach Chris Near is an NCCP certified Marathon Coach. Coach Chris holds regular paddling training sessions in Huntsville in June and July for intermediate level paddlers wishing to learn marathon techniques and racing skills. Locations in Huntsville will alternate between "Camp Kitchen," Goodwin Park and Avery Beach Park. Sessions will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings commencing May 30th and ending July 20th. Mondays will focus on technique and Wednesday will focus on building speed (tempo and time trials). Participants must be full members of OMCKRA.

Email  Coach Chris at: csnear@hotmail.com

Coach Chris Near
Coach Chris Near

Gatineau/Chelsea/Ottawa Paddling Program

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced paddler, Ryan will work with you to improve technique, boat control, balance and fitness to improve efficiency and work towards your paddling goals. Canoes (Marathon, Outrigger, Recreation), Kayaks (Racing, Recreation) and SUPs are welcomed. Even if you do not have your own boat, accommodations can be made to get you out paddling! Ryan Stepka comes from background in Sprint Canoe/Kayak and is a  NCCP certified Marathon Coach and coach facilitator. Ryan is proficient teaching and padding different types of canoes and kayaks. For more details on session dates and times, please contact Ryan by email at: ryan.a.stepka@gmail.com

Coach Ryan Stepka
Coach Ryan Stepka

Hespeler (Cambridge) area

Coach Don Stoneman is an NCCP certified Marathon Coach and Coach Facilitator.  Regular paddling sessions every Thursday and most weekends April to November. Most sessions will take place on the Hespeler Mill Pond and Speed River.

Coach Don Stoneman
Coach Don Stoneman