“Connect With CKC” – Week Three

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ON (May 18, 2020) — Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC)’s weekly webinar series, “Connect with CKC” continues with a Wednesday May 20, 2020 session designed for members of the paddling community. Experts will present on a variety of topics including health, fitness and mental well-being.

All coaches who register will receive 1 Professional Development Point for each webinar they attend. Professional development points will be tracked in the Locker and will be counted towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification criteria.


This week’s topic will be ‘Pacing strategies: how do elite sprint canoe and kayak athletes execute their race plans?’, presented byJosh Goreham, Performance Analyst, CSCA. Josh is a PhD in Health candidate at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he is completing his dissertation titled “Investigating the differences in sprint kayak technique between novice and elite paddlers”. In addition to his PhD research, Josh works as a Performance Analyst at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic where he primarily works with Canoe Kayak Sprint and Artistic Gymnastics athletes and coaches. Josh enjoys helping athletes reach their goals and that is what drives his passion to work in sport.

For this webinar, Josh will discuss the various types of pacing strategies that were used in canoe kayak sprint races at the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2017 World Championships. Pacing strategies will be discussed from a boat velocity and stroke rate perspective, to give the full picture of how elite athletes execute their race plans. Josh will also discuss the technology that is used to collect these data, and how you could potentially implement it in your daily training environment.



Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 2:00pm EST (1 hour)

Register in advance


Recordings of the virtual series sessions will be available on our website.


About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.