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MEET OUR COACHES
Hunter George | Head Coach
Joining the Balmy Beach Canoe Club this summer, Hunter brings 25 years of paddling experience and a passion for coaching. With 21 national gold medals and a record-holding C15 captaincy under his belt, Hunter believes in building a strong community through the power of sport. Together, we'll create an environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and celebrated. Hunter is excited to lead this diverse team and strive for excellence!
Nigel Rockett | Assistant Head Coach
As the Assistant Head Coach, Nigel is thrilled to support our youth programs. The first regatta of the season marks an incredible return to our summer activities. Whether it's their first race ever or a comeback after offseason training, Nigel can not wait to witness our athletes' improvements and share in their achievements!
Elliot Smith | Canoe Kids & Masters Coach
With over 5 years of coaching experience at Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Elliot is excited to return as the Canoe Kids and Masters coach. Leading the camp and answering all your Master and camp-related questions, Elliot can not wait for another summer of paddling and coaching. Let's make memories on the water and prepare for the National Championships in Halifax!
Natalie Smith | Canoe Kids & Learn to Paddle Coach
Coach Natalie has been paddling with Balmy Beach for a decade. This season, Natalie is looking forward to thrilling races with our dedicated u14 athletes. Their hard work and improvement have been remarkable! Summer camp is also a highlight, where we create lasting memories and nurture a love for the sport. Let's make this summer unforgettable!
Grace Rockett | Camp Co-Ordinator & Canoe Kids Coach
Returning as the camp coordinator, Grace is filled with excitement to reignite everyone's joy for the sport. Our community embraces diversity, and we welcome newcomers with open arms and big hearts. As a longtime member of the BBCC family, Grace is committed to making this year memorable with hard work, friendship, and fierce competition. Let's make waves together!
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