Tom Hutchinson


  Coaching: Level 2 Coach

  Personal Performance:

    4 Star Sea Kayak Leader

    4 Star White Water Kayak Leader

    3 Star Canoe

I started sea kayaking in 1990 then qualified as a British Canoeing Level 2 Coach with Ibex Canoe Club in 1993. In 2004 I moved to work in Sweden where I coached sea kayaking and open canoeing in my spare time, returning to Devon and joining Totnes Canoe Club in 2006. As a self-confessed aquaholic, I equally enjoy coaching both kayaks and canoes.

My main interests are exploring the natural environment by kayak or canoe, from our wonderful local rivers and coastline through to overseas adventures. This has allowed me to go sea kayaking with dolphins along the Cornwall and Devon coastline, exploring the sea lochs of Scotland or canoe camping in Scandinavia. I have previously served TCC as Safety Officer (2014–2016) and Chair (2017–2019) and simply enjoy being part of our welcoming club of friendly paddlers. Linked to my love of the sea, I’m also a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and RYA Day Skipper.

Equivalent new British Canoeing Award = previous name:

  Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) = Level 2 Coach

  White Water Kayak Leader = 4 Star White Water Kayak Leader

  Sea Kayak Leader = 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader

  Canoe Award = 3 Star Canoe