coaching for paddlesport athletes
Paddle California Coaching
Experience matters. Our coaches expertise is a result of personal experience coaching athletes all the way to the Olympic level, and exposure to world class coaches and athletes. Staying hungry for knowledge and development as coaches is why you want to trust your training to us!
We have a video library full of paddling tips, drills, and exercises to help you improve. we have short courses and articles all aimed at increasing your knowledge.
We host a monthly Q&A session, that gets recorded, plus we have a forum of like minded paddlers, all contributing to our knowledge base.
We want you to succeed as much as you do! We guarantee that if you do the work, we will keep you on track to improvement and success.
Who coaches you matters, and we look forward to working together to achieve your goals.
meet our coaches
Throughout her career as an athlete, Michele was fortunate enough to be exposed to some great coaches and athletes. This insight into some of the best training methods and coaching strategies, lit a fire in her to learn and develop her skills as a coach.
Michele has a special interest in Human Movement, and her educational background includes a BA degree in Human Movement Science and a BSc (Hons) Biokinetics. Michele has also been certified as a Level 3 ICF (International Canoe Federation) coach.
As an athlete, Michele is one of the most successful cross discipline paddlers, having made an Olympic final in Canoe Sprint, won a Marathon World Championship medal in Canoe Marathon, and been the ICF Ocean Racing (Surfski) World Champion, as well as winning major River racing global titles. She has a unique perspective on what it takes to get to the top.
In 2016, Michele went full circle, and returned to the Olympic Games as Coach for team USA.
Maggie Hogan has represented her country at 23 World Championships across 5 different paddling sports, making her one of the most capable multi-discipline athletes in the US.
Maggie represented the USA at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a massive success and a fantastic culmination of an impressive sprint career.
A Pan-American and Canoe Sprint World Championship medalist, and Olympian, Maggie has proven herself on the international stage.
With a background in business (MBA and a degree in Bio-Psychology) as well as her impressive paddling skill set, Maggie brings balance to the Paddle California coaching group.
Keeping you on track, motivated and informed.