The Paddling Geek
My name is Kimm, not Kim, or Kimmy. Just Kimm with two m’s. I am in my early 30′s and living on the west coast of Canada. I’ve been around water since I was an infant, I’ve mostly swam. It wasn’t until I was 14 when I picked up a dragon boat paddle for the 1st time. I knew this is a sport that I’m/was really gonna enjoy. When Vancouver hosted the world championships two years later I became really hooked on the sport. As I saw different teams around the world taking part in this amazing sport.
Over the years I’ve had the chance to raced on about 12 different dragon boat teams and with 2 outrigger clubs , they all have varied from different recreational levels to a very competitive level. With the chances I been given with paddling with all these teams over the years I’ve been able to travel all over North America. I would love to travel with paddle in hand and race all over the world one of these days whether it’s on a dragonboat or outrigger.
I may be a paddling geek but I also enjoy two other totally different sports football (CFL,NFL,NCAA) and bobsleigh. Just like my paddling sports, bobsleigh is a timed sport and every second counts. With the start of the 2011 paddling season, I decided that this is the year I’d switch up my dryland training up by start focusing on a new goal that would help my paddling as well allow me to be fit enough to try out for bobsleigh even if I never take up the sport.
When I’m not on the water training or coaching, I’m either at a gym or online somewhere.