Paddle Pod

Paddle Pod

By Paddle Pod Team
Welcome to the Paddle Pod, where we cover all things paddlesport.

Hosted by Olympian Andrew Russell with the ADCKC.
Available on 10 platforms
Episode # 14 with Maskwa Head Coach Jon Pike and star canoeist Andrew Billard
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.  This episode is sponsored by our tremendous partner Made With Local. As a company they produce delicious, local, nutritious healthy snack foods, and we are so happy to have their support. Check them out at www.madewithlocal.com. If you have any feedback or want to reach out find us at www.adckc.ca, and email us at andrew@adckc.ca.
27:43
March 15, 2019
Exciting Paddling Announcements in Sackville
On this episode of the Paddle Pod we talk to two canoe sport enthusiasts who have a big vision for how the sport of canoe kayak can grow in Sackville at the Sack-a-wa Canoe Club.  
22:35
February 28, 2019
ADCKC Club Fitness Championships
Talking club fitness championships. How the event unfolded, the excitement, the title winner, and more. Plus ADCKC is hiring in case you are interested. 
06:49
February 20, 2019
Episode # 11 with Kevin McIntyre
We chat with new ADCKC coach Kevin McIntyre for a quick rundown on his new role, approach to coaching, and why the East Coast is as friendly as advertised. 
06:39
January 21, 2019
Episode # 10 exciting 2019 ahead!
A quick rundown of some things to get excited about for the 2019 season.  We briefly mention Olympic qualifier, Olympic hopes, Pan Am Games, Just Paddle It, volunteering and more. 
06:39
January 18, 2019
Episode # 9 with Olympic Medalist Mark de Jonge
How do you bounce back from a disappointing Olympics, and continue to pursue your dream of winning Olympic Gold? Mark de Jonge shares what he's got in store for the next couple of years.
19:36
December 21, 2018
Episode #8 talking 2019 Resolutions
Host Andrew Russell talks you through a list of 2019 resolutions on how to set yourself up for your best year yet.
11:34
December 19, 2018
Episode #7 with Olympic Champion and SUP Leader Larry Cain
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.
54:00
December 11, 2018
Episode # 6 with Canoe Athlete Craig Spence
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
19:41
November 27, 2018
Episode # 5 with Coach Jeff Houser
After a trip to Potlotek, Nova Scotia to do some testing with youth from the community, Jeff talks about the experience as well as dryland testing ideas.
14:07
November 23, 2018
Episode #4 with World Champion Katie Vincent
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.
38:12
November 9, 2018
Episode # 3 with Kayaker Lissa Bissonette
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. Follow her @lissa_bissa and check out her social game.
25:50
October 26, 2018
Episode # 2 with canoeist Craig Spence
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.
06:17
October 23, 2018
Episode #1 ADCKC Year In Review 2018
We chat with Jeff Houser (the technical director with ADCKC) and talk what's happened and what's to come.
06:51
October 19, 2018
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