Meet the Coaches

The people you'll see most to start with if you are a beginner or looking to improve your skills on the water. We also have a team of assistants who support our coaches.

Adam Hardy
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Occupation Chemical Vandal
Qualifications Level 2 UKCC Trainee, 3* Open Canoe, 3* Kayak, FSRT, WW Safety and Rescue
Favourite drink Real Ale
Member since 2010
Position Chair, Coach
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Glynn Carter
OccupationPaddlesport Coach
Qualifications4Level 3 Inland Kayak Coach Level 2 Kayak Coach Level 2 Racing Coach Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Provider Canoe Safety Test Trainer and Assessor Bell Boat Helm British Canoeing Award Provider for :- White Water Touring Open Water Touring Multi day Touring Paddle Explore Personal Awards held: 4* Kayak, 3* Surf Kayak, 3* Sea Kayak, Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning, 2* Open Canoe, Aquatic First Aid, White Water Safety and Rescue, Bronze Medallion Lifesavers, Racing Awards Time Trail - Gold Award., BC Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning
Favourite drinkGuinness , Medusa, Hob Goblin, Black Label and whiskey
Boats OwnedPyranha i4, Pyranha Burn, Rockpool Alaw Sea Kayak
Member sinceFounding member, left and returned in 2007
PositionCoach
Helen Carter
OccupationPaddlesport Coach
QualificationsLevel 3 Inland Kayak Coach Level 2 Kayak Coach Level 2 Racing Coach Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Provider Canoe Safety Test Trainer and Assessor Bell Boat Helm British Canoeing Award Provider for :- White Water Touring Open Water Touring Multi day Touring Paddle Explore Paddlepower Passport Personal Awards held: 4* Kayak, 3* Surf Kayak, 3* Sea Kayak, Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning, 2* Open Canoe, Aquatic First Aid, White Water Safety and Rescue, Bronze Medallion Lifesavers,, BC Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning
Favourite drinkGinger Beer
Boats OwnedPyrhana Karnali, Nigel Dennis Romany Sea Kayak, Pyranha I4 for surfing
Member sinceFounding member, left and returned in 2007
PositionCoach
Mark Fountain
OccupationHerder
QualificationsUKCC Level 2, 3* Kayak, 3* Canoe, Foundation Safety and Rescue, First Aid
Favourite drinkAle
Boats OwnedDagger GTX
Member sinceApril 2011
PositionNewsletter Scribe
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Penelope Ann Terry
OccupationFlute and Recorder Teacher
Qualifications4* Open Canoe, 3* Kayak, Trainee Level 3 Open Canoe Coach, Trainee Level 2 Kayak Coach, Whitewater Safety and Rescue certificate
Favourite drinkElderflower Cordial
Boats OwnedDagger Legend Open Canoe, Wenonah Argosy solo open canoe, Kirton Sea Trip sea kayak
Member sinceFounding member
PositionsCoach, Club Welfare Officer, Clubmark Officer, Coach Development Officer
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Helen Walker
OccupationChemical tinkerer
Qualifications3* Kayak, 2* Canoe, Level 2 Coach, FSRT, WW Safety and Rescue
Favourite drinkMans ale
Boats OwnedPyranha Burn
Member since2012
PositionCoaching Director, Coach
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Bradley Steel
Occupation Physicist
Qualifications UKCC Level 1, 3* WW Kayak, 3* Canoe, FSRT
Favourite drink Hot Chocolate
Member since 2011
Position Coach