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Afterburn's paddling clinics bring together high-calibre coaching with Toronto’s ONLY dragon boat paddling pool to provide a friendly but intense environment focused on improving technique and stamina.   In these one hour sessions, the paddling coaches will explain techniques, tips and tricks using a variety of methods to appeal to different learners, run through workouts in the gym that will assist in recruitment of the essential muscles to paddling, and help paddlers develop awareness for their stroke, prevent injury and become a stronger paddler.  

 

  • Gain a new perspective on paddling techniques and coaching styles from Canada’s best at an affordable rate and with no team commitment

  • Network with other paddlers with varying skill levels

  • Improve stamina, prevent injury and paddling technique in the off-season! 

     

 

Benefits 

Format

Standard Course

1 hour of hands-on, in-pool paddling combined with explanations of techniques, tips and tricks by our paddling coaches

1 hour strength and conditioning training

 

LITE Course

1 hour Pool

 

 

 

Program (Overview for 10-week program)

Week 1

  • Group paddling ability review

  • Explaining the general stroke positions

  • Technical drills to familiarize with the stroke

 

 

Week 2

  • Set up, entry, and catch

  • Engaging the correct muscle groups for reach and rotation

  • Posture and hip movement focus

 

Week 3

  • Catch focus

  • Leg drive and power transfer

  • Reinforcement of posture and hip movement

 

Week 4

  • The ‘pull’

  • Muscle engagement sequence

  • Top arm positioning and pressure focus

 

Week 5

  • Back-end of the stroke and recovery

  • Body position throughout the end of the stroke

  • Hip and leg movement focus

  • Introduction to the Paddling Ergometer

Week 6

  • Putting the stroke together

  • Long paddling pieces

  • Video Review

  • Technique Report Cards

 

Week 7

  • Front end focus

  • Finding more water connection

 

 

 

Week 8

  • Back end focus

  • Finding efficiency in the recovery

 

 

Week 9

  • Power practice 1

  • Managing fatigue

 

 

Week 10

  • Power practice 2

  • Efficient power/rate changes

  • Video Review

  • Technique Report Cards

Schedule

Cost

Wednesday Start Start Dates: October 7th, January 6th, March 17th*

7:15 PM Pool, 8:15 PM Gym

*8 Week Class

 

Saturday Start Dates: October 10th

9:00 am Gym 10:00 am Pool


LITE: Start Dates: October 7th, January 6th

6:15 pm

 

(classes end in May and restart in the fall)

 

 

Standard Course $220 + HST -  $200 if you bring a friend or sign up for 2 or more sessions in the season

Standard 8-Week Course $176 + HST

LITE Course $140

 

Capacity

Capped at 10 paddlers.  Sign-up ahead of time is required.

To register, contact us at dragonboat@afterburnfitness.ca.

Minimum Signup is 8