This blog is provided by John Sherwen, and provides an insight into how the group at Duddon is flourishing.
A message to young WWR paddlers
Paddle as many different types of boat as you can. Each type needs different skills.
Have a go at different disciplines of paddlesport: kayak – canoe - slalom – sprint – marathon.
Do 2 or 3 other sports to make you an all-round athlete, I like swimming front crawl as it uses similar muscles to paddling.
Make sure your kit is the right size for you – would you play football in boots two sizes too big? Keep away from those big heavy wavehoppers until you are big and strong enough to handle them.