Becoming a Paddle Canada rolling instructor allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada. Rolling Instructor candidates should have Paddle Canada instructors certification and solid rolling skills to take this course. Our instructor training program takes place at our Basecamp in Parry Sound.
Contact [email protected] with your interest and to be notified as soon as new dates for this course gets listed. We can also set-up private courses for groups.
What You Will Learn
- You will spend your time learning various rolling styles
- Rolling theory and history
- Practical skills in the classroom and on the water.
- How to protect your body while instructing rolling students
Our certified instructors are some of Canada's best!
Dympna is co-owner and operator, of Ontario Sea Kayak Centre along with her partner and husband James. She loves sharing her craft with others through her coaching on skills courses and through her guiding while on kayaking trips.
James started kayaking at 18. Since then his paddling career has taken him all over the world as an expedition leader and senior kayak instructor.
Scott Rosborough has been paddling and teaching for Ontario Sea Kayak Centre for eight years and is one of our best rolling instructors. He is a Paddle Canada Level Two Instructor, A Paddle Canada Rolling Instructor and he has his Level Three Skills.
Challenging yet very enjoyable course Instructors built our confidence steadily
Don't worry, we've got this covered.
- Accommodation on Thursday evening before the course either in a glamping tent or in your own tent on-site.
- Rolling kayaks and Greenland paddles, safety gear and rolling aids
What's Not Included
- Meals during this course but candidates are able to use our outdoor covered kitchen area.
What You Should Bring
A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.
- Sleeping bag, Pillow, your own tent if no more glamping tents available.
- Food for your meals while on-site, or eat at local restaurants.
- At least a wet suit, preferably and dry suit, a neoprene hood, appropriate footwear, swim mask over eye goggles.
- warm clothes, towels, sunscreen etc
- Laptop, Rite in the Rain or dive slate to take notes