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Ocean Paddling Training
National News Update
Tips & Hints
Website of the Week
Member Benefit Listing
From the AC Shop
Free Club Website
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Ocean Padding Training  - www.oceanpaddler.com -
If you want to get into paddle sports or just want to paddle to stay fit  - Ocean Paddler.com is the place for you. There are many ways to improve with Ocean Paddler's well established Paddling School which can proviode you hands on personal tuition to training programs and group sessions.
Come and learn from the best.........
Photo: Manly Daily 2002
Ocean Paddler offer the following services:
- Paddling technique
- Paddling cross training
- Paddling programs
- Race Planning
- Ocean paddling
- Reading and riding surf breaks
- Selecting events that compliment your specific goals
- Paddling for fun
- Helping Find The Right Product For Your Paddling Needs
Private 1 hour $60 (up to three people $15pp after that)
Group Sessions $15pp
Prices negotiable for large groups or clubs.
Introducing the Super Session      -  $135.00
This 1.5 to 2 hour session will be conducted with you on a Double Ski in open ocean chop. Depending on conditions it may be a downwind coastal paddle.
If you would like to contact Ocean Paddler please phone on: 0400 389 730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Multisport Boat - Ask Ocean Paddler about the new Multisport boats. We can build all the skis in our range with understern and kick up rudder capabilities. Also they can be made for downriver racing with over 20 of our boats in this years Avon Descent.
National News Update
|Team 22 Update|
World Cup 2 qualifications saw a long day of racing and our team assisted the seniors by taking splits and videoing.....
|'One School-One Nation' Program|
As part of the 2005 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships-Penrith, Australian Canoeing has developed the ‘One School-One Nation’ program.
|Major Spectacle Ahead For Canoe Polo Athletes|
Duisburg, Germany - The World Games start Thursday with organisers hoping the world's largest sporting event of 2005 and second largest overall after the Olympic Games, leaves a cultural as well as a sporting legacy.
|NSW Canoeing Professional Development Program|
NSW Canoeing are putting together a professional development program for Coaches, Instructors, Guides and anyone who leads, teaches or wants to develop their paddling. The enrolment form for the professional development weekend is now available....
Tips & Hints: Wrist Pain from Overuse - 'Intersection Sydrome'
Babak Shadgan MD, MSc. Sports Medicine
Wrist pain can be caused by overuse as a result of having too tight a grip on the paddle. One of the common overuse injuries is Intersection syndrome, which is tendinitis or tenosynovitis in the first and second dorsal compartments of the wrist.
Holding the paddle with a tight grip for extended periods of time, (e.g. in white water, marathon or sea kayak paddling) paddling puts a high impact on the wrists and forearms and therefore creates a risk for this overuse injury. Twisting the paddle parallel makes further stresses to the forearm as it is a repetitive extension motion at the wrist.
Affected paddlers typically experience pain, tenderness and swelling at the wrist in the region of the dorsal forearm. While examining the affected forearm one will notice point tenderness on the dorsum of the forearm as well as squeaking with passive or active motion and visible swelling along the affected tendons. In some cases there is even a palpable grating with passive or active motion in this area, which can even extend proximally to the mid-forearm. The range of motion remains normal, but the paddler experiences pain on active wrist extension and deviation. As a result of the pain the strength is slightly decreased on almost every motion (extension, deviation, supination) and grip.
These overuse symptoms normally occur early in the outdoor paddling season when feathering the paddle is still an unaccustomed activity. Within elite athletes it also represents an occupational hazard.
Treatment involves rest in the first place and technique modification in the long run.  Paddlers who tend to be affected by this overuse injury should try to keep the paddle with their wrists as flat as possible besides loosening their grip. Medical treatment can consists of wrist splinting, avoidance of exacerbating activities, icing, and corticosteroid injection into the tendon sheath next to rehabilitation exercises. Usually tendinitis is resolved fairly quickly given appropriate management but in resistant cases surgical release of tendon sheath is unavoidable.
Website of the Week:  Sleep Monsters
If you're into Adventure Racing you're in the right place! You’ll find all you need to know right here and can see the latest reports from our network of Adventure Racing sites around the world.
Visit the website:  www.sleepmonsters.com.au/
AC Member Benefit Listing -
Blue Earth - 10% Off Selected Accessories for Australian Canoeing Members Only
Located at 48a Formosa St, Drummoyne Blue Earth is offering all Australian Canoeing Members 10% off selected accessories. Blue Earth’s range includes recreational boats, sit on tops, sea kayaks, canoes, accessories, clothing, maps, books, and lightweight camping gear.
To redeem this offer, please quote your Australian Canoeing membership number.
Contact Details: Ph: (02) 9181 5200, Email: email@example.com
Ultra-Fit Australia - Save $20  on your Introductory Subscription
Australian Canoeing is Offer you an Introductory membership to Australia's Best read Fitness Magazine.
The pages of Ultra-Fit magazine have been keeping the Australian Fitness community motivated for over 18 years. Each and every issue is packed with inspirational articles, nutritional advice, product reviews and valuable down to earth ideas for working out, making it a perfect read for all of you
As a special offer, we are offering you an INTRODUCTORY SUBSCRIPTION OF $45 (NORMALLY $64) for an annual subscription to Ultra-fit magazine (9 issues). This offer is only available until the end of DECEMBER 2005 - Get your issue now!! Click here to take advantage of this offer............
If your organisation would like the opportunity to participate in the AC Member Benefit Listing please contact Simon Hickox on 02 9552 4500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Canoeing Calendar contains information on Australian Canoeing sanctioned events or events sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation or our member bodies. Check out all the current events at the following link:
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If your Club or NTP is interested in a site hosted by Australian Canoeing and using the tools available on the site please follow the link below to find out how you can get on board.
Check out the recently updated AC Safety Guidelines. These guidelines provide the minimum requirements for the safe conduct of Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking activities. All Registered Guides, Instructors and National Training Providers are required to comply with this guideline.
Your premier Australia wide, one stop, online canoeing & kayaking classifieds list.
The Australian Canoeing Classifieds has been developed by Australian Canoeing and the State Canoeing Associations to provide an online classifieds listing service for the Australian paddling community.
You can buy and sell new and used canoes and kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, helmets and much more.  Viewing the Classifieds listed in the boatyard is free of charge.
Australian Canoeing members can place an ad free of charge by entering your secure user ID and password. You can even include a jpeg photo to accompany your listing.
Click HERE to view the Classifieds Listing.