A team of Canadian paddlers is spending some of their summer in Corpus Christi training for the National Games, and ultimately the Olympics.

The Manitoba Paddling Association chose Corpus Christi as their training spot of choice because of our weather, and the smooth canals on Padre Island are lined by homes to block the wind.

Some of the youngsters training with them hope to possibly make it to the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Kiii News Reporter Michael Gibson spoke with the group Monday and came back with the details.