Welcome to the Paddle Pod, a podcast that covers all things paddlesport



In October 2018, The Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada (The ACKC) launched the Paddle Pod, a podcast that covers all things paddlesport. Olympian Andrew Russel hosts the podcast featuring weekly a paddler, an olympian, a coach or a member of the big paddling family!

Listen to all Paddles Pods here: Anchor – Paddle Pod


You can also listen on 10 different platfroms:


Apple Podcasts Overcast
Google Podcasts Pocket Casts
Spotify RadioPublic



Since October, the Paddle Pod has featured many great members of the paddling community:

Imagine racing for Olympic Gold and knowing it was your day. Larry Cain shares his lifelong experiences with paddle sport:

National Canoe Sprint team member, Craig Spence. Craig Spence rejoins us to break down a recent National Team training camp in Florida with Team Canada. We talk motivation, training, team camaraderie, and March Madness analytics. Another great episode, and a big thanks to Lake City Cider and Made With Local:

ADCKC Canoe Coach Jeff Houser. After a trip to Potlotek, Nova Scotia to do some testing with youth from the community, Jeff talks about the experience as well as dryland testing ideas:

Canoe Sprint World Champion, Katie Vincent. We chat with world champ and the ever-energized Katie Vincent about the road to 2020, how she got into canoeing, and what her role as a leader on the team feels like:

Pointe Claire Canoe Club athlete Lissa Bissonette joins the Paddle Pod. We discuss a building year, A finals, team cohesion, getting over the hurdles and bouncing back, metrics and journaling, Alpha dog leadership, and much more. Have a listen:

We sit down and have a quick chat with rising canoe star Craig Spence. After a breakthrough season with a few ups and downs, Craig shares what’s happening now, and reflects on 2018 to date. This is a short but meaningful conversation:

We chat with Jeff Houser (the technical director with ADCKC) and talk what’s happened and what’s to come:


Check out more Paddle Pods on the ADCKC Facebook page

Posted by The ADCKC on Thursday, June 7, 2018