When Jon Pike started coaching he was an ambitious athlete turned coach looking to build the sport and invest his energy in supporting developing athletes. Fast forward 10+ years and he's built a system at Maskwa Aquatic Club that's won two national championship and has produced many outstanding athletes like rising star Andrew Billard. In this episode we chat with Jon and Andrew about their experiences as coach and athlete, and their excitement for the upcoming season.
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Imagine racing for Olympic Gold and knowing it was your day. Larry Cain shares his lifelong experiences with paddle sport.
Here are some highlights:
00:00:49 - Winter paddling.
00:02:45 - Early start in canoeing.
00:08:15 - Remembering John Wood and the 1976 Olympics.
00:10:00 - Early breakthroughs.
00:15:00 - Representing Canada internationally as a Junior.
00:22:30 - Harder to race as the favourite.
00:30:32 - Olympic Gold.
00:41:45 - Talking SUP (standup paddleboard).
00:44:00 - Most intimidating moment.
Craig Spence rejoins us to break down a recent National Team training camp in Florida with Team Canada. We talk motivation, training, team camaraderie, and March Madness analytics. Another great episode, and a big thanks to Lake City Cider and Made With Local. #paddlepod
We chat with world champ and the ever-energized Katie Vincent about the road to 2020, how she got into canoeing, and what her role as a leader on the team feels like.
Special thanks to our sponsor Made With Local for supporting this episode and the sport.
Pointe Claire Canoe Club athlete Lissa Bissonette joins the Paddle Pod. We discuss a building year, A finals, team cohesion, getting over the hurdles and bouncing back, metrics and journaling, Alpha dog leadership, and much more. Have a listen.
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We sit down and have a quick chat with rising canoe star Craig Spence. After a breakthrough season with a few ups and downs, Craig shares what's happening now, and reflects on 2018 to date. This is a short but meaningful conversation.