US Performance Academy is the official and exclusive academic provider for USA Canoe & Kayak.
Presented by USA Canoe/Kayak and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, the 2014 Coaching & Leadership Conference will be held at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Feb. 14-16.
The 2013 Team Trials marks the beginning of a new Olympic quadrennial, in which there will be some big shoes to fill. In senior women’s kayak, Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) will get the first shot at replacing replace three-time Olympian Carrie Johnson (San Diego, Calif.), who retired after London to enter veterinary school. McElroy finished first in both the 200m and 500m finals before teaming up with her Oklahoma City Boathouse District training partner Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) to win the K2 500m distance.
Any proposed rules changes must be published for comment by the membership.
Any proposed Bylaws change must be published for comment by the membership for at least 30 days prior to such action.
To monitor an athlete’s progress and the success of a training program, USA Canoe Kayak has established a dryland testing program for junior sprint athletes.
USA Canoe/Kayak recently announced Karla Westcott of the Wausau Canoe/Kayak Corp. and Jim Ross of the Washington Canoe Club as inaugural recipients of the Havens Leadership Award.
Members of the U.S. Women’s National Kayak Polo squad headed to Canada for the Cup of the North.
Nantahala Outdoor Center announces the launch of the NOC Elite Paddling Team and the signing of the Team’s first member, USA whitewater slalom athlete Michal Smolen.
USA Canoe/Kayak is searching for a Sprint High Performance Manager responsible for the coordination and implementation of USA Canoe/Kayak’s Sprint High Performance Plan.
USA Canoe/Kayak competed in the 2013 Pan American Canoe Slalom Championships, March 2-3 in Union de Tula, Mexico.
It was a clean sweep of the awards for the Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Race Team on the heels of their overall club National Championship title in August 2012. The Washington state club received the Yonkers Trophy to commemorate its National Championship.
The Pan American Sport Organization (PASO) made two major announcements on Feb. 8 regarding canoe/kayak and the competition program for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
“We are honored to have these great folks join us on our journey,” said USA Canoe/Kayak Board Chair Bob Lally. “
For six minutes a day over five days at the London 2012 Olympic Games, it appeared that freestyle kayaking was an Olympic sport. Dane Jackson (Rock Island, Tenn.) and athletes from around the world were doing tricks in front of 8,000 spectators at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross, UK.
American Idol hosts its final audition of the new season at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District this Thursday night, January 31st, on Fox.