Balmy Beach has a long tradition of accommodating the financial needs of individual athletes where the burden of paying membership fees may prevent them from participating in a program. These situations are handled on a case by case basis and should be discussed with the Head Coach, the Commodore or the Registrar directly. Grants are also available for athletes 18 and under from the Canadian Tire Jump Start Program at 1-877-616-6600
Development & High Performance
U17/U19 Canoe/Kayak/War Canoe Development Program
FOR RETURNING PADDLERS:
May & June - Mon, Thurs 6:00 am plus Wed. War Canoe TBD
Monday to Friday 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays 9 - 11:00 am
July & August Mon, Thurs. 7am-9am, Sat. 9-10am
Monday to Friday 4-6pm
$1,075 (racing fees included)
Coach: Kevin McIntyre
ATHLETES in OTHER SPORTS who want to try sprint canoe or kayak are welcome to come out and try paddling. Contact Kevin.
The Development Program is an introduction to competitive canoe and kayaking. It is designed for paddlers ranging from the Bantam to Midget levels (14 to 19 years of age) who have less than three years of competitive experience. The season runs from May to October. There are approximately 6-8 practices per week. This program is focused on developing the physical, mental, and psychological aspects of athletes as they transition into more competitive phases of their athletic career. This program will support the continued development of proper canoe/kayak technique, general and sport specific conditioning, team boat skills, and racing performance skills. This program will also develop positive teamwork, competitiveness, commitment/goal orientation, confidence and sport character behaviours. Off water summer training includes running, soccer, dry-land games, plyometrics, medicine ball workouts, and weight training.
HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
(Ages 14 +)
Year round program.
Summer fees (April - October) $1,155 (includes racing fees)
Winter fees TBA
Athletes 19 years and over: Please note that membership in the Balmy Beach Club is mandatory for this age group. The fee is in addition to paddling fees. The BBC membership form provides more information.
Coach: Peter Martinek (Head Coach)
Mens K1The High Performance Program is designed for experienced paddlers ranging from Midget to Senior Levels (15 years of age and up). This program is aimed toward those training with aspirations of making the National Team and World Class Levels. Summer practices take place Monday through Saturday, twice daily with one morning off per week (ten to twelve sessions per week). Off water summer training includes running, soccer, medicine ball workouts and weight training.
Winter Training Development & High Performance
Competition Development Program: Program begins November
Monday: 6:00 am, Main Club. 5:45pm, Malvern pool
Tuesday: 6:00 pm, Malvern gym
Wednesday: 6:00 am, Main Club. 5:45pm, Malvern pool
Thursday: 4:30 pm, Main Club
Friday: 6:00 am, Main Club. TBD pm Main Club
Saturday: 9:00 am, Ashbridges Bay
Main Club is at the foot of Beech Ave
Malvern pool and gym is at 55 Malvern Ave, Toronto
This program has 11 training sessions per week, consisting of kayaking/canoe on-water and ergometer machines, swimming, weights, circuits, running, hills, plyometrics, mental skills, stretching, core strengthening and other dynamic exercises relating to sprint canoe/kayak performance. This program is ideal for athletes aged 14-19 years of age in the 'Train to Train' and 'Train to Compete' stages of the LTAD model. Swimming and calisthenics training will be held at Malvern Collegiate Institute and all other sessions will run from the main Balmy Beach Club private paddling training facility. Selected athletes will also attend the Provincial Development Camp in Florida during the month of March. This program will be delivered by both Kevin McIntyre (Assistant Head Coach) and Peter Martinek (Head Coach).
Adult & Masters
MASTERS LEARN TO PADDLE
Just starting out, go to beginner programs here.
MASTERS PROGRAM (Ages 25 +)
2017 Summer paddling schedule begins May 1st
Monday & Thursday - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 12 noon
Masters' fees for new members: $1100 (includes spring to fall paddling and one year Athletic Membership at the BBC) Note that this fee includes the $400 initiation fee for first-time members at the Balmy Beach Club
Returning Masters Pay $525 (this fee also applies to those who are already Balmy Beach Club members)
Coach: Kevin McIntyre
The Balmy Beach Canoe Club was established in 1905 as a section of the Balmy Beach Club (BBC). All adult paddlers must be members of the BBC.
The Masters' paddling program is for adults (25 years and up) of all skill levels. Most join as beginners and the median age of our current masters' group is about 44; it's never too late to start! Participants paddle a variety of canoes and kayaks ranging from 1-person boats, 2-person, 4-person and the 15-person war canoe. Paddling is a low impact activity that provides an above-average aerobic workout and leads to greater strength and flexibility in a wide variety of muscles including those in the arms, back and abdomen.
This program operates from the Lions club boathouse at Ashbridges Bay which is at Coxwell and the Lakeshore. (see map below). In addition to these paddling times, members are also eligible to compete at several weekend races (regattas) in southern Ontario (see Regatta Schedule for the complete list). The summer culminates with the CANMAS Masters Championships in late August (held on the Sunday immediately following the National Championships) and the race card includes novice events for new Masters. The Masters Program offers an excellent way to improve aerobic and fitness skills and meet people. During the off-water season, training involves swimming, running and weight training.
Winter Training Masters
At Main Club (start Nov)
Monday & Wednesday: 7- 8:30pm
Saturday: 8 -10am
Plyometrics - Malvern Collegiate (start Nov) Tues 7:45 - 9pm
Swimming - Malvern Collegiate (starts Nov) Sat 4:30 - 6pm DETAILS BELOW
The masters winter training program consists of weights, plyometric, paddle erg and swim training. Through this variety of training tools athletes will build and develop the core foundations of the sport of canoe/kayak. The program is open to ages 25+ and all levels from beginner to experienced paddlers. The group will meet Mon/Wed/Sat for weights at the Main Club; Tues/Sat Swim & Plyometrics Malvern Collegiate. Masters must be fitness members of the Balmy Beach Club to participate in the weights program. A cost of $50 is payable by those who want to join the Saturday swim program. Head Coach - Kevin McIntyre
U11/U13/U15 (ages 9-14) Paddlers and Masters 25+
Location: Malvern Collegiate Institute, 55 Malvern Avenue
Start Date: November
End Date: March
Swimming is an excellent way to improve cardiorespiratory fitness levels and build upper body strength/endurance. This Saturday only swimming program is geared to the paddlers who are not yet part of the Development Group and it is also open to Masters paddlers. The focus will be on improving fitness, stroke technique and fun game activities in the pool. There will be a maximum of 25 participants.
Coach: Dan Harriss
PARACANOE INTEGRATED MASTERS PROGRAM
pre-requisite: Learn to Canoe/Kayak &
recommendation of coach
A weekly program for intermediate para-athletes interested in training regularly. This program integrates para-athletes with able bodied athletes and offers more intensive training.
Program starts mid May and ends late August
PARACANOE DEVELOPMENT/HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Pre-requisite: Learn to Canoe/Kayak Program and recommendation of coach
Intensive practices for those athletes aspiring to international competition
For further details and pricing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-364-9413
This initiative has in the past been made possible through financial contributions from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport Canada
BBCC Para Development Coach Mari Ellery wins national coaching award
PaddleALL Registration Form
PaddleALL Canoe/Kayak Program
Information for Wheel Trans Users
Location: 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd.
*this is NOT a mailing address
Type of building - Lions Club Boat House
Comments: stay to the right south of Lakeshore Blvd. East.
Nearest major intersection: Coxwell and Lakeshore Blvd. E.
WAR CANOE / TEAM BOATS PROGRAM (Ages 15 +)
June to August
Practices Schedule: TBD
Fees: (racing fees included)
$275 for season
ages 19+ must be BBC members
While all participants in Club programs are encouraged to participate in the War Canoe Program, it is also offered as a stand-alone program. This program is designed to meet the competitive needs for youth 14 years and over. War canoe paddling skills are taught, and two and four person canoes are used, with personal fitness and team building being an integral part of the program. Practices are held at least two times a week beginning in June. Crews can expect to participate in most regattas during July and August, and attend trials for the Ontario Championships and National Championships. Selection of crews at regattas will be the decision of the coaches. Skill and participation at practices will be determining factors.
Cold Water Waiver: Masters, HP, Development