Ottawa River Canoe Club


Train to Train Development Program

Sprint Racing & War Canoe Program - Fully paid membership and registration is required in order to race under ORCC. 

Welcome to the train to train sprint program which offers the option to train year round for athletes looking to build on their training and racing regimen and experience the next-step in competition. Interested athletes must be ready to commit to a year-long training program.
Athletes compete throughout the summer at local regattas within the Eastern Ontario Division. Paddlers gain increasing technique in war canoe, and in single and team events in both the canoe and kayak.
Training continues during the off-water season with a compliment of strength and endurance training through swimming, running, paddle machines, weights and Nordic skiing.
**All participants must be ORCC members and must contact Head Coach Joel Hazzan prior to registration**
Safety is important to our club and all athletes will undergo a swim assessment that includes swimming 50 meters and treading water. All athletes, regardless of swim ability, are required to wear a life jacket while on or near the water.

Realizing that our participants have varying swimming abilities, the ORCC recommends that all paddlers strive to attain a progressive swim competency following the Red Cross Swim Kids program.


Program fee: $910 (May - August, 2017) Payment options are available.

The T2T program fee includes training for the spring and summer season. This fee includes all regatta costs excluding National Championships and any training camps will be additional.  Fall and winter training is available but not included in the T2T fee as we recognize there will be varying commitment levels from our T2T athletes in the off-season.  

Spring and summer session includes: 

May - June: Monday to Thursday evenings and Saturday morning 

July- Aug:  5 sessions small group coaching + 5 sessions with regatta ready groups + war canoe

Regattas: 2017 Regatta schedule here   
    • All EOD club regatta fees (Gan $10, CP $10)
    • Ontario Championships ($30)
    • Sport Association fees (CKO $10, CKC $30, OCSRA $25, EOD $35)

**If an athlete does not attend one of the regattas, there will be no reimbursement of racing fees. 

Excluded extra costs:

  • Spring Training Camp  
  • CKC Nationals race fees

Racing Classes for 2017

2017 Division

Old Class

Birth Year




2006 & after

Jan 1, 2006 or later



2004 & 2005

Jan 1, 2004 or later



2002 & 2003

Jan 1, 2002 or later



2000 & 2001

Jan 1, 2000 or later



1998 & 1999

Jan 1, 1998 or later



1997 & before

Jan 1, 1996 or later

2017 Event Schedule




Who is this for?


T2T athletes on water


- Train to train and Train to perform

June 3-4

OCup#1 Ontario Team Trials Welland, Ontario - T2P athletes
June 10 ORCC Open House ORCC - everyone

June 17


Welland, Ontario

- U13-U15 athletes; T2T

June 18

OCup #2 Long distance

Welland, Ontario

- T2P athletes

June 24/25

Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival


- dragon boat athletes; ORCC Youth Crew

July 8

Gananoque Regatta


- U11, U13, and U15 campers

July 9

Rideau Master's Regatta


- Masters P4L

July 16

Rideau Regatta


- T2P athletes

July 22

Carleton Place Regatta


- U11, U13, and U15 campers and T2T athletes

July 23

Carleton Place Regatta


- Masters P4L

July 29/30

EOD Qualifiers


- U13 - U15 athletes; T2T and all athletes trying to qualify for Nationals

August 12/13

Ontario Championships


- U13 - U15 athletes; T2T & U16+ athletes

August 19

EOD Championships


- U11, U13, and U15 campers and T2T athletes

August 22-26

National Championships

Welland, ON

- all qualified U16 + athletes

August 27


Welland, ON

- Masters P4L athletes

Sept 23-24



- U13, U14, U15 and T2T athletes

Sept 30- Oct 1

OCup #4 & ICF Marathon Regatta


- T2T, T2P and P4L athletes


Please be aware of the ORCC Cancellation Policy:
  • Program cancellations will be issued a prorated refund calculated to one month from the receipt of the cancellation request and the withdrawal of the participant from the program.
  •  In the case of injury or illness, a medical certificate may be required.
**N.B. - “The ORCC reserves the right to refuse admission or cancel registrations in the programs at its discretion.” 
  1. Canadian Sport for Life - Long-Term Athlete Development  (an update that builds on the original 2005 paper)
  2. Mental Fitness for Long-Term Athlete Development  (written by a team of experts led by Karen MacNeill Ph.D. explains that mental fitness is just as necessary for success in sport as physical sport or technical comprehension)

Register for Sprint T2T Program

Email contacts: 

  • (general and program information)

Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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