While club activities are suspended for the time being, we are delighted that despite the limitations of physical distancing and having to ‘stay local’, so many people have been able to get out on the water to enjoy the very real physical and mental benefits that paddling brings. We hope that you have also been able to take advantage of some great online resources to help keep you connected to the paddling community whilst at home.

Keep reading this month's edition of Paddle Pulse for information about our soon-to-be-announced Paddle Support Package, home exercise resources, inspiration from Olympic paddlers and more.

If you haven't read the latest updates from PA regarding coronavirus, please click on the links below.
PA will continue to publish updates as the situation unfolds. You can view these, along with links to other helpful sites, at PA's coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

Enjoy your time on the water. Stay safe and healthy.
Yours in Paddling  

Paddle Australia
Maintain Your Wellbeing at Home

NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has launched the 'High Performance at Home' campaign which provides tips, advice and workout routines to help community members maintain their physical and mental wellbeing at home. Jess Fox 

Click here to find out more >>>

ANZAC Day Commemorations

On ANZAC Day we remember and reflect on all the service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country, including our Paralympic Games champion, Kiwi-Aussie soldier turned sporting superstar, Curtis McGrath. 

Curtis' story and achievements are a true celebration of the ANZAC spirit and the distinctive qualities of mateship, humour, ingenuity, courage and endurance.

Listen to Curtis' story here >>>
Olympian Puts Tokyo on Hold to Get Back to Work

Paramedic and Olympic sprint kayaker Jo Bridgen-Jones cancelled a planned interstate move and went straight back to work when the Olympics were postponed.

Jo moves between her contrasting but complementary lives as an Olympic sprint kayaker and a paramedic, with the ability to perform under pressure common to both.
PA Team Paddlers United in a Virtual Community to Light Up the Dawn
Support Package Coming Soon!

Paddle Australia and our six State Paddle Associations know that it's a difficult time for many. Paddling is a great way to get out to exercise and have a mental break from the stresses of everyday life which is more important now than ever.

This is why PA and the SPAs are working on a Paddle Support Package to further help the paddling community to continue what you love doing. The package will include greater benefits and support for clubs, members and qualification holders.

Keep an eye on the PA or your SPA's website and Facebook pages and your email inbox in the coming weeks when the full details will be announced!
Training at Home 

Paddle WA has put together a great list of training activities that you can do from your own home if you can't get out to paddle at the moment. This includes kayak drills and gym exercises, bodyweight workouts and entertaining videos of kayaking at home!
See more here >>>
Download the COVIDSafe app to help us return to full paddling activities as quickly as possible! The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), supporting and protecting you, your friends and family.
Read more about the app here >>>
Athlete's Eye: Action Through the Eyes of the Athletes
Have you ever wondered what an athlete is thinking when they are taking on the best in the world? Well now you have the chance to find out, as the ICF brings you a collection of some of the greatest ICF events in recent years, complete with commentary from some of the best athletes involved!
Click here to watch the events online >>>
Australian Paracanoeists Reflect on Paralympic Games in 2021 After a Strong 2020

It's been a rollercoaster few weeks for Paddle Australia’s Rio 2016 Paralympians Curtis McGrath, Dylan Littlehales, Amanda Reynolds and Susan Seipel, who were the stand-out paracanoeists at the Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint National Championships. With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games now postponed until next year, the goal posts have shifted extensively for the team.
Click here to read more >>>
Relive the great performances of our Paddle Australia 2020 Paracanoe team paddlers including our 2016 Paralympians Curtis McGrath, Dylan Littlehales, Amanda Reynolds and Susan Seipel.
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PA staff member, Kate, caught this beautiful sunrise during her dawn SUP paddle around the Parramatta River on ANZAC Day.

So... How Did We Go?
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