Coaching Collaborations

Working alongside other coaches both experienced and upcoming coaches is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. It is an opportunity to learn, gain another perspective and share feedback. With coaches who works with me on joint trips or on their own with Sea Kayak Alice clients, I have absolute confidence through understanding their experience, approach and personality that they do a fantastic job. I also do freelance work for Glenmore Lodge, the Scottish Canoe Association, and several kayaking events.

Anita Daimond

Anita Daimond from North Wales been kayaking for 20 years and is an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and Advanced Water Sea Kayak coach and has worked with me in Scotland since 2018. A geography teacher with a degree in Environmental Science and Masters in Education she exudes enthusiasm for outdoor environments and enabling others to learn about nature, landscape and heritage. She runs Sea Môr Kayaking and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Kristian Cooper, Orkney based BC Advanced Coach and Sea Kayak Leader, operates 59 Degrees North Sea Kayaking. Kristian is a key figure in the Orkney sea kayaking community helping organise the popular Paddle Orkney symposium.

Kate Duffus

Kate Duffus, one of the most experienced, qualified, adventurous and well travelled sea paddling coaches in the UK.

Russell Henderson is an Edinburgh-based Sea Kayak Leader and Sea Kayak Award Provider currently working towards the Sea Kayak Coach Award (Moderate Water).

Has worked guiding groups around St Kilda, Barra, Harris, North Uist and the Monach Isles and paddled Shetland Greenland. Russell has WiSE Adventure accreditation and is a Board Director of Wild Scotland, the national association for adventure activity and wildlife tourism operators.