Competition Team

Team OP (TOP)

Orono Paddlers supports the development of competitive athletes of all ages, all ability levels, and in all paddling disciplines. Team OP athletes train together once or twice a week under the leadership of Coach Owen. Coach structures the workouts, provides feedback and instruction on technique, creates skills challenges, and provides as much personal coaching as possible. The focus disciplines change over the course of the season, starting with whitewater in the spring, followed by big boats and flatwater in the summer and fall.

Join Team OP to increase your fitness while improving your technique and skills – the better you get, the more fun you have! Beginning paddlers are encouraged to join. All athletes who train with the team regularly are asked to make an additional $100 donation to Orono Paddlers annually to broadly support its programming. Contact us for more detail at

Flatwater Nationals