Cheat Youth Training

  • Attainment workouts on weekday evenings, every Thurs. 5pm- 7, to build strength and boat control.
  • Downriver workouts, Saturdays at 11 AM – 2PM , in March.
  • Cheat River Trips, Saturdays in April. Paddlers must demonstrate sufficient skill. If the river is too high or the instructors agree that you are not ready, you may go with Cheat Lite on Sundays to 4 different local rivers.
Location: Anglers inn, Great Falls, Md, Cheat River
  • 9-18 year old
  • March 4 – May 1, 2021
  • Thursdays and Saturdays
  • $395

Enjoy the excitement of Cheat Training while paddling with your peers! During this 2 month program you will gain new skills, confidence and conditioning needed to take your paddling to the next level. It takes getting in shape to be comfortable in white water and to feel strong in your boat. When you work-out, over time, with persistence, you will develop balance, strength, endurance, and reflex skill.

Spend quality time in your boat, and you will begin to feel that you belong on the river and that you are ready to take on more exciting challenges. These are coached workouts (as opposed to classes), so expect to be moving almost the whole time, and expect a larger class size than our usual ratio.


You will need a long boat to keep up in these workouts. LAKS has a fleet of some “old-school” boats including Pirouettes and Corsicas that we will lend to the youth group for Cheat season.  You will also need a dry suit or an equivalent level of thermal protection, wet suit, booties, and pogies.