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  • Emmakayak

Emma Guertin

Organization Canoe Kayak BC
Stage Learning to Compete
Coach Stanislav Marek
Age 16
Hometown Kamloops
Achievements 2018 BC Summer Games- 2 bronze and 1 silver medal
2018 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Nationals- Top 9 Women's K2-200m U19
2018 Premier's Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence In Sport
Goals Qualify for 2019 Sprint Canoe/Kayak Nationals
Attend 2019 Canadian National Team Trials
Place Top 9 at 2019 Sprint Canoe/Kayak Nationals
Story I started Canoe Kayak in July 2017 because I wanted to develop better cardio and become stronger. I also joined kayaking as way to cross train for competitive gymnastics. I saw it as a great opportunity to advance in gymnastics. I thought I was just going to paddle for one summer but... I fell in love with kayaking and its something I've become extremely passionate about. I would strongly encourage anyone to paddle, as it gives me more confidence and I am a stronger person both physically and mentally.
Posted December 9, 2018
Grant received April 20, 2019

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