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!
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


Certified Advanced SUP Instructor Paddle Canada

Standard First Aid CPR C Canadian Red Cross

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

Standup Paddle Boarding

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


Certified Advanced SUP Instructor Paddle Canada

Over 10 years experience as a paddle sport coach and athlete
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 35, 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 Ontario.


2018 Lake Ontario Crossing Paddleboard Race - 1st solo SUP and 1st female to cross the lake solo
2018 Ontario SUP Series - 1st Elite Female Grand River and Kindcardine
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


Certified Advanced Flatwater and River 2 Standup Paddleboard Instructor Paddle Canada

Certified Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor Trainer Paddle Canada

Certified Community Dragon Boat Coach Dragon Boat Canada

Emergency Medical Responder Canadian Red Cross

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Rescue 3 International

Medic Canadian Armed Forces

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

Call or Text: 416-877-2104