Sprint kayak coaching for junior paddlers

Tuesday January 06, 2015 Written by Published in Paddling
Junior paddlers, including those who took part in November’s first week-long kayak workshop and newcomers to the sport, are invited to a weeklong sprint kayak workshop with dual Australian Olympiad Hannah Davis. Junior paddlers, including those who took part in November’s first week-long kayak workshop and newcomers to the sport, are invited to a weeklong sprint kayak workshop with dual Australian Olympiad Hannah Davis.

Aspiring sprint kayak paddlers are in for a treat next week with the arrival of dual Australian Olympic kayaker Hannah Davis to run a week-long training camp.

Paddlers and anyone interested in the sport between the ages of 14 and 19 are invited to take up this great opportunity to learn an Olympic sport.

The kayak training camp will run from January 10 to January 16 at the Nikao beach near Vaiana’s Beach Bar and Bistro.

With the support of the Oceania Canoeing, Australian Canoeing Federation and local accommodators Club Raro Resort, Davis is keen share her wealth of knowledge and experience with rising local sprint kayak paddlers.

Davis won bronze in sprint kayak at the 2008 Olympics and is also a world champion surf skier, making the podium in 2011 and 2012.

She is now focusing on coaching and sharing her wealth of experience and knowledge, using sport to help make a difference in people’s lives.

For those junior paddlers who are keen to continue in the sport, Cook Islands Olympic canoeist Josh Utanga is moving to Rarotonga and will be running three training sessions a week at Nikao.  

CICA will also be holding a selection trial at the end of January to pick the best male and female junior paddler to attend the NZCT Canoe Sprint National & Oceania Championships at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand on February 13.

If you are interested in attending the training camp text or phone Chrissy Thomas on 55092 for more information.  

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