High Performance Center
RIVERSPORT is welcoming athletes to the new OKC National High Performance Center on the Oklahoma River. The center is on track to be the premier training facility for canoe/kayak in the world and will focus on training the next generation of world-class paddlers to represent the United States in international competition. Oklahoma City is also being developed as a national center for coaching education. We invite you to learn more about the OKC National High Performance Center and the training opportunities now being offered.
The OKC National High Performance Center provides athletes the opportunity to train on the Oklahoma River, a site rapidly emerging as one of the premier urban aquatic venues in the world. Since it’s opening just a few short years ago, the Oklahoma River has hosted numerous world-class events including:
- 2007 USA Rowing World Challenge 2008 US Olympic Team Trials – Canoe/Kayak for Flatwater Sprint
- 2008 USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships
- 2009 USRowing Men’s Under 23 National Team Selection Camp
The Oklahoma River’s 2000m sprint course and two 4000m training courses combined with the region’s temperate weather make it possible to paddle year round. The Oklahoma City National High Performance Center will be headquartered in the new Devon Boathouse, future home of OCU rowing, scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.
This $10 million, 33,000 sq/ft facility offer indoor propulsion tanks, a wide variety of cross training apparatus, a hypobaric or high altitude chamber for both living and training, and state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment. The focus of the center will be in the area of sports science and performance technology, specifically, video analysis, biomechanics, human physiology, sports psychology, and nutrition. Sports medicine and athletic training resources will be available through local partnerships.