OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Kerrivan to support its NextGen Atlantic Training Group as an Associate National Team Coach for Women’s Kayak.
Kerrivan is currently the head coach of Cheema Aquatic Club and he will continue with his duties at Cheema in addition to his new NextGen role. Kerrivan has been extremely successful in producing National Team athletes from the club level. In particular, he has worked with triple Pan American Games medalist and U23 World Champion Michelle Russell since her early days in the sport.
Before going into coaching, Kerrivan was a National Team athlete and competed at the Pan American Games. He is an NCCP Level 3 certified coach and an RMT in Sports Therapy. Kerrivan has coached at the Junior World Championships multiple times and has worked extensively with athletes making the transition to the National Team.
Kerrivan will mainly coach on Lake Thomas and will work collaboratively with NextGen Atlantic Coaches Chad Brooks and Jan Kruk at Kearney Lake, Lake Banook and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Kerrivan’s work with NextGen Atlantic will also include cooperation with club, provincial and National Team Coaches as well as the Integrated Support Team at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.
The NextGen Atlantic Training Group was launched last fall in partnership with the Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic and the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada to focus on supporting potential performers at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. New NextGen training groups will be announced this fall with the annual selection of national teams.
About CanoeKayak Canada
CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport that is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.
About the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic
The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic is dedicated to supporting athletes and coaches for sustained international sport excellence and works with current Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as those aspiring to represent Canada in the future. The organization provides leading edge sport science and coaching support to over 1500 different athletes across Atlantic Canada annually.
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