Spring Competitive paddle training begins this week with coach Larry Cain

The Spring Competitive Program is designed for novice, intermediate and advanced/elite paddlers who have daily access to the water uninterrupted by winter weather and who want to get a jump start on the 2021 competitive season.  In years past, the program led to a peak at major events at the end of April like the Carolina Cup and Key West.  This year, with some race postponements and uncertainty due to COVID, the program will ensure that paddlers enter the start of the summer paddling season at a high level upon which they can build further through the season.
As always, paddlers will have the opportunity to work with Larry through the Paddle Monster app to customize the periodization of the work to best meet their unique competitive needs.  So, if you have an important event early in the season this program can ensure you’re optimally prepared for it.
When the Spring Competitive Program ends it will be followed by the Summer Program which takes paddlers through the next training block lasting through to late August and major late summer races.
Looking for a competitive edge?  You’ll find it with Paddle Monster!
Coach Cain
Larry Cain began his career in 1974 at the Oakville Racing Canoe Club, now the Burloak Canoe Club, in Oakville, Ontario. Cain competed in three Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the C-1 500 m, and a silver medal in the C1 1000 m events. He also won a silver medal in the C-1 1000 m event at the 1989 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Plovdiv. In 1984, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1997, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. A trail in Oakville has been named in his honour running along the town's waterfront where Cain trained. He worked as a coach, preparing paddlers for the Olympic Games in Rio. In 2016 Cain co-founded Paddle Monster.

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