THE PADDLE COACH | Choose your paddling adventure....
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), dragon boat and fitness experts servicing the GTA including Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Toronto
      Purely Canadian. Paddling and Coaching since 1999.
THE PADDLE COACH Inc. ® , Mississauga, Ontario



Who are our coaches and what do they do with their spare time? See below to find out! It's safe to say they love what they do!
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2016 Chattajack 31 mile race - 13th Mens Surfski
2009 Molokai Hoe OC6 Crossing 
2005 World Championships Germany, Team Canada Premier Men, 4 silver medals
2001 World Championships Philadelphia, Team Canada Premier Men - 5 gold medals
1999 European Dragon Boat Championships 2nd Overall
​Toronto Island Dragon Boat Festival 2 X Overall Winner
GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Overall Winner

CREDENTIAL AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Paddle Canada

Standard First Aid CPR C Canadian Red Cross

Over 15 years experience as a high performance paddle sport coach and athlete
SPONSORS
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Standup Paddle Boarding

Highlights
2014 Surf to Sound 9 Mile Flatwater Championships - 4th
2014 Surf to Sound 6.5 Mile Elite Race - 3rd
2014 Ontario SUP Series Overall Elite Male
2014 Ontario Summer Splash Sauble - 1st Elite Men
2014 Ontario Summer Splash Barrie - 1st Elite Men
2014 Ontario Summer Splash Toronot - 1st 18-49, 2nd Overall Elite Men 
2014 Ontario Summer Splash Muskoka - 1st Elite Men
2014 Pickering Paddlesport Challenge - 1st Elite Men
2014 Outer Harbour Spring Classic - 2nd Elite Men
2013 Ontario Summer Splash Series - 2 gold, 1 silver Elite Men
2010-2011 T.I.O.C - 1st Mens Stock

CREDENTIAL AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Paddle Canada

Over 10 years experience as a paddle sport coach and athlete
SPONSORS
SPONSORS
JESSICA RANDO
Starboard National Team Rider

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Jessica Rando has spent the majority of her life with a paddle in her hand! Her competitive life started as a teenager, when she found the sport of sprint canoe. Now, at the age of 31, she has raced at both the National and International level in multiple paddle sports including sprint canoe, dragon boat and most recently stand up paddleboarding. Through those years, Jess also found a passion in coaching paddle sports and finally in 2010 decided to launch her own business in stand up paddleboard coaching and personal training. She feels very fortunate to have been able to take a passion and make it her lifes work! Outside of competition, Jess spend much of her time outdoors and in the wilderness finding new places to explore and new lakes and waterways to paddle on. Most recently she has really taken to whitewater SUP and has become the first certified river SUP instructor in Canada.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 64km North Bay to Mattawa Canoe Race 
2014 Surf to Sound and Flatwater Championships Elite Female Winner
2014 Ultimate SUP Challenge - 1st Elite Female
2013 Lobster SUP Cup - 1st Elite Female
2013 Yukon River Quest 715km Canoe Race
2012 Eastern Canadian SUP Championships - 1st Elite Female
2005 Pan American Sprint Canoe Championships - Gold and Silver medalist C2
2004 - 2007 World Dragon Boat Champion, Canadian Premier Women Dragon Boat Team

CREDENTIAL AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist NSCA

Certified Personal Trainer Specialist Can-Fit Pro

Certified Flatwater and River Standup Paddleboard Instructor Paddle Canada

Certified Flatwater SUP Instructor Trainer Paddle Canada

Certified Community Dragon Boat Coach Dragon Boat Canada

Standard First Aid CPR for Health Care Providers St. John's Ambulance

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Rescue 3 International

Basic Military Officer Qualification Canadian Forces

Basics Military Fitness Training Assistant Canadian Forces

Over 15 years experience as a high performance paddle sport coach and personal trainer



Call or Text: 416-877-2104
Omar has been a part of the paddling community for seven years. His background in water sports stems from being both a rower and swimmer, having rowed for University of Toronto Varsity Men’s Rowing Team (UTRC) and swimming for the Toronto Swim Club (TSC). Following the above he started Dragonboating at the University of Toronto and continued on to become a member of one of Toronto’s elite Dragonboat clubs, NDRC. The highlight of his paddling career was being selected to race for the Canadian National Premier Open Team at the 2013 IDBF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary. The team went on to bring home Canada’s first ever Men’s Gold Medal in the 2000m race distance. Beyond his own athletic endeavors he loves to devote time to coaching as a certified swimming instructor, dragon-boat coach and stand-up paddleboard instructor (basic and advanced SUP Skills). No other feeling brings greater self-fulfillment than passing on knowledge to a grateful and thankful paddling student. Paddling aside – Omar is also a proud and devoted Yogi. SUP Yoga anyone?  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008 OUA Rowing Championships, St. Catherines, Ontario  
2010 U23 IDBF World Club Crew Championships Macau, NDRC, 3 Gold, 3 Silver Medals
2011 ICF World Club Crew Championships Toronto, NDRC, 3 Gold, 3 Silver Medals
2012 IDBF World Club Crew Championships Hong Kong, NDRC, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
2013 IDBF World Championships Szeged, Hungary, Team Canada Premier Men - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal

CREDENTIAL AND EXPERIENCE

Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Paddle Canada

Certified Dragon Boat Coach NCCP  

Standard First Aid CPR C Link to Life

7 years experience as a paddle sport coach and athlete
Career Highlights

Sprint Canoe
2014 Captain of the U19 men’s War Canoe National Champions 
2014 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Championships, 2 gold medals
2013 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Championships, 4 bronze medals
2011 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Championships, 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
2011 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Team Trials, 1st place in C2 1000m, 2nd place C1 200m
2011 Lake Placed International Regatta, 1 gold, 1 silver
2010 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Championships, 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
2009 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Championships, 4 gold, 1 bronze
2008 Sprint Canoe Kayak National Championships, 1 gold, 1 silver

Credentials and Experience

Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Paddle Canada

Standard First Aid / CPR First Aid 4 U

Entry Level Certified Coach (ELCC) Canoe Kayak Canada

Ten years of experience as an athlete and coach