Olympian Kayaking

Leo Hoare  from Getafix Coaching is working with Reaseheath Adventure Sports Students and members of the public to deliver the British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach training. Richard Hathway, Lecture in Adventure Sports and BCU tutor is working alongside Leo and says “It’s a real privilege to have a top coach like Leo running our courses, not only do our students get the BCU Level 2 at over 40% off, but they have one of the best trainers in the UK. Just to get on this course they have to have done their BCU 3 Star and Level 1 coaching course. Luckily for our students these are a standard part of our practical courses. Getting these opportunities for our students is what sets our Reaseheath Adventure Sports courses apart.”

Leo’s commitment to paddling and coaching runs through his life from competing at an Olympic level to instructing kayaking at the National Outdoor Centre, Plas Y Brenin he brings that passion to his courses.

Even the wild Welsh winter in his home by the River Dee didn’t stop him getting to Reaseheath “Yes, the road was closed due to snow drifts”, calmly explained Leo, “so I abandoned the trailer of kayaks in a drift, as I know Reaseheath has several fleets of boats. Lucky I was in a 4 x 4 and proper tyres so I could still get through to run these course.”

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