Your Instructors

Corrib Canoe Courses are delighted to welcome 2 hugely qualified and experienced kayak instructors to the Summer 2017 program.

Our instructors hold high standards recognised and awarded by the Irish Canoe Union. In addition, each instructor has completed the Child Protection in Sport programme administered by the Irish Sports Council, are Garda Vetted, and hold Remote Emergency Care First Aid qualifications.

Please read the bio of your instructors for Corrib Canoe Courses Summer 2017.

Bradley Skidmore

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Bradley took up kayaking in 2013 after joining NUIG Kayak Club. After dabbling in a wide range of watersports for many years, he found he was deeply passionate about kayaking and began to immerse himself in the sport.

Bradley was elected as club Captain in 2015 for GMIT after devoting hundreds of hours into the sport through all disciplines including Whitewater, Freestyle, Long Distance, and Polo. Making the Intervarsity team in all 4 disciplines since he began competing in 2014. He was also elected onto the Irish Freestyle Committee in 2015 due to his enthusiasm for the discipline. Bradley hasn’t just paddled some of the best whitewater Ireland has to offer, but has also travelled abroad, spending two weeks in the Alps paddling some of the best whitewater Europe has to offer.

Bradley is no stranger to instructing either, after taking to kayaking rapidly and building a wealth of knowledge early on, he was helping instructors within 5 months in the NUIG Kayak Club. That year he pursued it further by working in Corrib Canoe in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 he took the reigns of Corrib Canoe and is back once again, eagerly anticipating another summer on the water!

 

Kevin Foynes
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Kevin Foynes took up kayaking at the age of 12 with Inish Adventures in Donegal. Over the next five years he went on to kayak all over Ireland and even in the French Alps. During this time he trained to be an instructor under some of the most experienced kayakers in Ireland and the UK in a range of disciplines.

By the age of 16 he was a instructing in a position of full responsibility in a range of dynamic environments. He became a qualified whitewater and sea kayak guide before the age of 18.

Kevin then moved to Galway to study Marine Science at NUIG. Here he fit right in at NUIG Kayak Club. He began competing for the club in a range of disciplines at the Irish Kayaking Intervarsities. Last year Kevin’s kayaking brought him once again to the French and Italian Alps. This time he completed the training for his level 5 kayak skills certificate, the highest personal qualification the offered in Ireland. His high level of safety training led him to being elected as the club’s safety officer last year and has recently been elected as NUIG kayak club captain for the year to come. In 2016 he helped run the business and is back again this year looking to share his vast wealth of knowledge within kayaking