Junior paddlers are ages 8 to 16. The youngest are in the Lightning class, using suitably sized boats. From around age 11, junior paddlers move into regular racing boats (5.2m long). Catering for all abilities and aspirations, safety, supervision and fun is at the forefront of all our group sessions, whilst progressively learning the skills of racing.
The outcome for some paddlers is to race at the Junior World Championships. Within LKR, there are currently 4 junior paddlers undertaking intensive, daily training, under the supervision of a GB Team Member and Coach.
One of the junior paddlers is also a representative on the club’s sub-committee
From simple fun beginnings to serious dedication, which is both fun and rewarding, the junior paddlers are a real credit to the club.
If your child is interested in learning to paddle with us, do get in touch!
In their own words:
“Being involved in Paddling has been amazing for us. Being outside and on the water all through the year, we have developed all sorts of skills through the training we do which includes on and off the water activities. Through hard work we have competed all over Britain in sprint and marathon races, from sprint racing at the national water sport centre in Nottingham to marathon racing on the Thames at Richmond. It’s a great all round fitness sport.”