Jill has been a professional fitness instructor for 25 years. She is certified in Body Pump, RPM, Grit Strength/Cardio, TRX Suspension Training, and Metafit Hiit Training (High Intensity Interval Training). Jill has been an outrigger paddler with our club for18 years and was a gold and bronze medallist in the 2016 National Sprint Titles in Queensland. 2019 Jill & 4 fellow members from Geographe Outriggers competed in Norfolk Island open ocean “NOC The Rock” 26km race. 2022 Jill competed in a mixed World crew in the “Motu 2 Motu” Open Ocean Change Over Race, 32km, on Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands achieving a 2nd place finish. Jill’s coaching style promotes fitness, strength, and endurance, as well as correct technique for injury prevention and safety on the water.
Our coaches are all qualified Level 1 Outrigger Coaches with the peak body Paddle Australia. They have current First Aid and CPR Certificates, and Working with Children’s Checks.
Training usually involves rigging and de-rigging canoes, warm-ups and stretches, paddle techniques and skills, and paddling on the bay and around the jetty. As required by Australian Outriggers the coaches conduct an annual 400m swim and tread water (seniors) and 150m swim and tread water (juniors) as well as capsize drills for all existing and new paddlers.