Members of a rowing club in Regina made quick work of laying down sand bags to protect against potential flooding around Wascana Lake.
About 100 people, including athletes and their family and friends, needed only half an hour to set out some 4,000 bags.
"This is the kind of weights I like," kayaker Liam McKinnon said.
As it turns out, members of the Wascana Racing Canoe Club are familiar with weight training.
On Tuesday, they erected a protective barrier in front of their boathouses.
"It's very good dry land training," Chris Laplante, club president, said with a chuckle, although he noted dry land was a relative term. "More like wetland. It's soon to be wet, that's for sure."
It's expected that, as warmer temperature arrive to hasten the overdue spring melt, water levels on the lake will begin to rise.