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Canoe/Kayak

2014 Barton Bantams

To download Barton Bantams - Fall Club click here.

The USA Canoe Kayak’s National Sprint Development Program has offered this recognition since 2007.

USA Canoe Kayak’s National Sprint Development Program has offered this recognition since 2007. The Silver and Gold Awards began in 2012 with the Platinum Level introduced in 2014.

There are three annual categories plus the new perpetual Platinum Level: 

BRONZE AWARD – MINIMUM of 200 km

SILVER AWARD – MINIMUM of 300km

GOLD AWARD – MINIMUM of 400km

PLATINUM LEVEL – MINIMUM of 600km kayak & 500km canoe*

*Athletes achieving the Platinum Level will have their name listed annually

Athletes must be eligible for the Bantam U14 National classification in that calendar year – 2014.

Athletes accumulate the kilometers under the guidance of a Club coach or Club volunteer during training sessions. 

Bantams tally their Fall sprint canoe or kayak kilometers over a “six week” period. Athletes that accumulate 200 km will receive the Bronze Award - 300km, the Silver Award - 400km, the Gold Award.  The athlete will receive the Barton Bantam recognition certificate from USA Canoe Kayak. All Platinum Level athletes will receive an engraved plague to be presented at the Annual Coaching and Leadership Conference. The athlete is allowed to paddle doubles with another eligible athlete of the same gender BUT is limited to only one double paddle workout per week over the six week period – maximum 6x in doubles.

Charts to track/tally the athletes’ kilometers are provided for your use by the National Sprint Development Director.

The athletes will have their names posted on the USA Canoe/Kayak website.

Current records – as of November 26, 2013

Kayak Men – Evan Truesdale, SDCKT, 2013 - 503

Kayak Women – Bria Cornforth, OKC, 2013 – 564

Canoe Women – Azusa Murphy, SCKC, 2012 – 272

Canoe Men – Paul Chevallier, SDCKT, 2013 - 411