The CONNECT Program is held three times a year. A One-hour introductory “try it” session is held the week prior to the start of the program. Interested members of the community are encouraged to take part to decide if they would like to participate in CONNECT. The Connect course follows with 1 hour practices, on Sundays for a total of 5 weeks. The program culminates in a racing opportunity at the last practice (either from Oars and Paddles Park or at an actual festival with community racing teams). The total cost of the Program is $50.00.
The CONNECT Program requires many volunteers from the team. Steer persons and paddlers who can serve as strokes and role models in the boat are always needed. Coaches take turns participating. Typically the practices are scheduled around other team practices to encourage participation.
The CONNECT practices are also a great opportunity for those members who have not paddled for a while to come get back in the boat.
The contact person for our CONNECT programs is Jennifer Schmanski. She can be reached by email at email@example.com for reservations in the program or for any questions you may have.
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