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Paddler's Portal

Welcome to the Paddler's Portal - providing a range of free digital and online resources, webinars, podcasts and content created for British Canoeing members and the paddle sport community.

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Latest Content


Paddlecast with Etienne Stott

Following the success of the Paddlers Podcast Series last year, British Canoeing has recorded a new video Paddlecast series.

Episode 11 - Andrew Denton CEO of OIA and Tom Watson former MP

Episode 10 - Paddling & Mental Health with Darren Clarkson-King & Nick Ray

Episode 9 - Access and Trespass with Guy Shrubsole and Nick Hayes 

Episode 8 - #ShePaddles ambassadors

Episode 7 - Professor John Coyne CBE and David Joy

Episode 6 - Hugo Tagholm from Surfers Against Sewage
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Episode 5 - Bill Bailey

Episode 4 - Kim Woods, Emma Wiggs and Katie Reid

Episode 3 - Nouria Newman

Episode 2 - Palm, Peak, Pyranha and Toogeta

Episode 1 - Sal Montgomery and Bren Orton


Canoe Kids

The International Canoe Federation and British Canoeing have launched Canoe Kids, a web page especially dedicated to the younger members of the community and featuring activities suitable for children of all ages.


Nominate your Community Heroes

We’ve been hearing some incredible stories of paddlers going above and beyond to help others during this pandemic and we’d like to celebrate them.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else just tell us a little about the work you/they are doing and their involvement in paddling. Once registered we’ll be promoting via our channels and giving thank you messages to our Blue Paddle Awardees.


How sport stars cope in covid-19 lockdown

In the latest podcast from Planet Canoe the team talk to global paddlers, including British paracanoe World Champion Charlotte Henshaw, about coping with the current Coronavirus restrictions.

45 Paddling Films To Watch While You're Off The Water

Whilst you may not be able to get out paddling our resident adventure film lover, Cadi Lambert, has provided this guide to the very best paddling films available online now.

4 paddling related things to do in lockdown

Not being able to get out on the water at the moment might be tough. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your time wisely to help you learn, gather skills and knowledge, and keep connected with your paddling buddies.


5 Ways to Stay Happy and Healthy When You're Off the Water

Life can be pretty frustrating when you’re a paddler who can’t paddle. Luckily we’re here with some top tips to keep you happy and healthy until you can get back on the water.

5 ideas for your learning and development during social distancing

We have some top tips and recommendations to maintain your learning and development journey from the comfort of your sofa, to enable you to gather knowledge and grow your coaching skills during this time.


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Webinars & Podcasts

Paddlecast with Etienne Stott

Following the success of the Paddlers Podcast Series last year, British Canoeing has recorded a new video Paddlecast series.

Episode 11 - Andrew Denton CEO of OIA and Tom Watson former MP 

Episode 10 - Paddling & Mental Health with Darren Clarkson-King & Nick Ray

Episode 9 - Access and Trespass with Guy Shrubsole and Nick Hayes 

Episode 8 - #ShePaddles ambassadors

Episode 7 - Professor John Coyne CBE and David Joy

Episode 6 - Hugo Tagholm from Surfers Against Sewage

Episode 5 - Bill Bailey

Episode 4 - Kim Woods, Emma Wiggs and Katie Reid

Episode 3 - Nouria Newman

Episode 2 - Palm, Peak, Pyranha and Toogeta

Episode 1 - Sal Montgomery and Bren Orton


Coaching Webinar Series

The British Canoeing coaching and qualifications team is pleased to share the second series of learning and development opportunities. 

The webinars will be held in May-July 2020 with a wide range of topics including:

Follow the links for full details of the free webinars and to register attendance.

Developing your Provider role webinars

Development webinars for coaches and leaders


Sport and Recreation Alliance Catch a Coffee Webinar series

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has introduced a brand-new webinar series designed to support the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members will have the chance to hear from leading professionals on the challenges and opportunities the current environment has presented. All webinars are free to attend and there is no limit to how many you can sign up for.


British Canoeing Coaching Podcast

Explore different coaching topics with the Coach Developers from British Canoeing.

Lee Pooley, Sid Sinfield and Pete Catterall host episodes monthly so listen in as they talk about all things Coaching with a look towards helping you develop your Coaching Practice.


The Paddler’s Podcast

Launched in 2019 to support the Clear Access Clear Waters campaign, the Paddler’s Podcast tells the stories of paddlers making a difference to the rivers and waterways.

The Paddler’s Podcast, presented by Etienne Stott, includes features with adventurer Steve Backshall and environmental campaigner Cal Major.

How sport stars cope in covid-19 lockdown

In the latest podcast from Planet Canoe the team talk to global paddlers, including British paracanoe World Champion Charlotte Henshaw, about coping with the current Coronavirus restrictions.



Online Foundation and Guide Modules

British Canoeing is pleased to share the following online Foundation and Guide Modules that you can attend from the comfort of your sofa!

Foundation Modules are only £10 and On the Water Members receive a 50% discount at checkout.

Online Introduction to Paddle-Ability - 14th July @ 7pm and 28th July @ 7pm

Delivered by Marie Latham and Darryll Shaw, this 4 hour module is aimed at anyone who would like to develop their understanding of working with paddlers with a disability. Please note, this workshop is split into two 2 hour sessions and candidates need to attend both to complete the workshop.

Online Swimming Pools and Paddlesport - 22nd July 2020 @ 6pm

This module is aimed at paddlers who use or wish to make use of swimming pools for paddlesport sessions. It is also useful for pool manager and pool plant managers to help them understand the way in which they can work with paddlers. This is a 3 hour module delivered by Darryll Shaw.
 

Online Mentoring for Paddlesports - 23rd July 2020 @ 6pm

Delivered by Darryll Shaw, this module is aimed at Paddlers, Helms, Instructor, Coaches, Leaders and Guides currently using or wanting to develop their understanding of Mentoring. Becoming a mentor is challenging and rewarding in equal measures. This interaction will stimulate your own understanding of coaching, bringing professional activity and debate into the process.

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Websites & Resources

PaddlePoints

PaddlePoints is a new, exciting digital mapping resource available through the Go Paddling website. By creating an account paddlers can create routes on rivers and canals, upload images and receive updates about new routes and points on their favourite waterways.

Digital Library

Situated on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website, the digital library provides a wealth of resources for coaches, leaders and provider within the paddle sport community, including research, blogs, podcasts, videos and e-learning.

Coach Self-Analysis Tool

Also on the Awarding Body website is the Coach Self-Analysis Tool, designed to assist coaches within paddle sport disciplines to make a self analysis of their current coaching and to consider opportunities for development.

Clear Access Clear Waters

The Clear Access Clear Waters website supports the campaign for fair, shared and sustainable open access on water for all. 

Less than 4% of rivers across England and Wales are navigable without fear of confrontation and challenge.The Clear Access Clear Waters campaign is asking for clarity of rights over access for this generation and future generations to come. 

That’s not too much to ask for, is it? 


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Get involved with fun activities

Yoga with Adam - Facebook

Join Tokyo 2020 Games Olympian Adam Burgess for a live fun and engaging yoga on Tuesday evenings from 6pm where Adam will be running through a typical yoga session useful for paddlers.  If you miss it you can catch-up on our Facebook page.


Canoe Kids

The International Canoe Federation and British Canoeing have launched Canoe Kids, a web page especially dedicated to the younger members of the community and featuring activities suitable for children of all ages.


Workout with Fiona Pennie - Get Inspired website

British Canoeing slalom athlete Fiona Pennie runs us through her favourite exercises as part of a series of workouts hosted by the British Olympic Association and Get Inspired.

What it Takes to Progress: Strength and Conditioning Videos - YouTube

Supporting the athlete development framework through the What It Takes To Progress model, Helen Shipman from the English Institute of Sport presents the key lifts and exercises for a youth strength and conditioning programme.


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