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King of the James is right around the corner and river levels are prime for even novice paddlers to learn the river and participate in the race! Put in the time over the next month with our training program and learn to enjoy the rapids of the James River! Let us create a custom training program that fits your goals.
If you are not interested in racing, come out and try a whitewater kayak before work! Whitewater kayaking has a great crossover with sports like Mountain Biking and Skiing. Let us provide you with the gear and knowledge to figure out if this sport is a good fit for you!
Remember when the trails are too wet for biking & running paddlers are enjoying perfect conditions on the river right here in RVA!
Training Times & Descriptions:
Tuesdays – 6 PM – 8 PM – Pool Clinics & Rolling Practice
Swimming pools are a great comfortable environment to work on you strokes, roll, & comfort in a whitewater kayak
Wednesdays – 7 AM – 9 AM – Flatwater Drills & Boat Demo (FREE)
Come enjoy cool mornings and HOT workouts on flatwater. Focus will be on Attainments and ford stroke refinement. Beginners are also welcome to come try a boat and experience the sport.
Thursdays & Saturdays – 9 AM – 11 AM – Downriver Training & Attainment Intervals
We will provide personalised instruction with boat control, dialling race lines and working on paddling efficiency needed for your best effort. We will practice transitions and discuss how to prepare for race day.
What we can provide:
Custom training to fi your goals
Race Day style workout
High quality Wet suits, Dry tops, Booties
Instruction, Feedback and working training plan
*If you have any/all of your own gear then we highly encourage you to bring what you would use during the race!
What to bring: Water shoe/booties, swimwear, towel & change of clothes for after
Wednesdays arre FREE!
Tuesday :: Bellemeade Recreation Centre
$10 Open Pool :: $50 Rolling Instruction
Thursday & Saturday :: Down River Sessions
4 sessions for $100
All 12 Sessions (20 hrs+ of Instruction) + KOTJ Race Entry for only $200!
Includes all gear as needed
Come out and join a fun way to prepare for this year’s King of the James! Contact email@example.com or 804-898-0697 for questions or if you are interested in any of our watersports programs.
*Equipment is first come first serve with ~15 boats on siteBook online now!