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Front Range Paddle Association Whitewater Development Camp

by Chris Weigand

May 25, 2005 -- Lafayette, CO

Our camp theme is Citius - Altius - Fortius, the Latin Olympic motto, translated it is Faster - Higher - Stronger

Please visit for full information about our camp and our vision.

The focus of this camp is excellence as a whole being and personal leadership through the 5 Olympic Ideals of Vision, Focus, Commitment, Persistence and Discipline. These values not only create great athletes, but also well rounded and successful individuals. By building a solid foundation through development, we can achieve heights never before imagined faster than ever though possible, and be stronger once we get there.

Through these ideals and exposure to many racing disciplines, athletes taking part in this camp will learn to better their skills as Wildwater, Slalom and freestyle boaters. Athletes will be paired up to train in C-2 wildwater and slalom as well as C-1 technique in all disciplines. The more technique you have available... the more options you will have in your specialized class.

Citius - Altius - Fortius...Learn it, live it, give it!

By collaboration between different athletes and coaches we will learn how to become better coaches, better athletes and most importantly... better people. Through excellence in life we will become excellent in whitewater. These skills can then be shared at the local club level in helping grow our sport Nationally.

Some slalom, freestyle and downriver boats will be available for use during the sessions. Sessions will be on the South Fork of Payette, Salmon River and many other rivers throughout Idaho. Our second leg of the trip will bring us into the beautiful Canadian Rockies with the Alberta Whitewater Associations training grounds. Here will will train with our Canadian friends and continue to share the excitement of whitewater sport. Next onto the Midwest for the Slalom races for the US Cup, Age Group Nationals and Junior Olympics. The last weekend in July will end with the Junior Olympic Slalom Championships which will include for the first time, freestyle and Wildwater Sprint in South Bend. Here is your chance to add all your whitewater skills against youth from across North America.

Again the focus is on total whitewater skills with a final focus on racing in the US Cup and Junior Olympic Races in the Midwest this summer. See the schedule on our website.

Costs are in final development within the next 24 hours. Many scholarships are available based on qualification.

Spaces are limited, please reserve your spot now!

Athletes may join the camp in it's entirety or join mid-camp at the many available airports in which we will be near (Denver, Boise, Calgary/Edmonton, Minneapolis/St Paul, Chicago, South Bend). Please contact Chris for additional information in breaking up the trip.

The only requirements in participating in this camp is that each athlete must have a combat roll and a willingness to share your joy of whitewater and fascination of becoming the best competitor that you can be.

"The important thing in Olympic Games is not the win, but to take part, just as the important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well. (Pierre de Coubertin)"

Thanks to our sponsors: Powerbar, Loki-USA and Hi-Tec Sports.

If you are interested in sponsoring a specific athlete or for athlete stipends, please contact Chris Wiegand at 720.205.9092 for additional information.

Christopher Wiegand
Front Range Paddle Association- Director
USA Wildwater Junior Team Coach
Lafayette, Colorado USA