It was great seeing so many new faces at our open house this past Saturday!! It’s always a great time of the year when we see a jump in our energy level as we prepare for our upcoming race season and new year!
For those that have an interest in paddling this year, please join us on Tuesday 3/21 at 6 pm to meet Coaches Jose and Kui as they’ll talk about the upcoming race season and what’s new and what’s the same. Long course, short course races are open to ALL paddlers of our club regardless of age or skill level however your coaches will have the final say on which level of competition you should be in. If you’re unsure if you can even do a race, come out anyway and have a conversation with them. If you want to race, they’ll make sure you’ll be prepared physically and mentally BEFORE you even hit the waters of California and maybe even Hawaii!!
For those that missed the open house, we’re always recruiting new members so come on out on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings (times listed below). For those that came out, we were so happy to see so many of you in our double hull! Hopefully that intrigued you enough to come back and bring your kids, family and friends too! Although Team Arizona is about staying active by racing on the water we’re also about building an Ohana, a family of friends so even if you don’t race with us, we still welcome you to join us and have fun on the lake throughout the year! Future events will include trips to Las Vegas to paddle with one of our sister clubs (tentatively 4/22) and a few trips to Saguaro and Lake Pleasant. We’ll keep you posted once we recover from the past 2 hectic weekends.
For the rest of the month, here is the practice schedule:
Tuesday 3/21 6:00 pm Race crew meetings for current racers and ALL those interested
Thursday 3/23 6:00 pm Open paddle
Saturday 3/25 no practice due to AZDBA Dragonboat festival (although you are welcome to come watch Stacey and Coach Jose and Kui paddle with their respective teams)
Tuesday 3/28 6:00 pm Race crews only (please no drop ins or new comers unless you’ve talked with your coaches)
Thursday 3/30 6:00 pm Open paddle
Saturday 4/1 7:00a Race crew practice
Saturday 4/1 8:00a Open paddle
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask via email or in person to your coaches or any board member (Larissa, Stacia, Andy, Carlos and Diana)!!
IMUA TAZ!! (go forward!!)
Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona 85281