Olympian shares the journey

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Olympic sprint canoeist Jesse Phillips will be in Albany this weekend delivering an insight into being an national coach.
Camera IconOlympic sprint canoeist Jesse Phillips will be in Albany this weekend delivering an insight into being an national coach. Credit: The West Australian

Former Australian Olympic kayaker Jesse Phillip will be in Albany on Saturday delivering a coaches’ network.

Phillips is a five-time national champion in the men’s kayak doubles and qualified for the finals at the 2012 London Olympics, placing sixth in the final.

In 2016 Phillips coached the national team after narrowly missing out on selection.

Phillips is now a national kayaking coach and will be in town to pass on his knowledge and experience to other people aspiring to be high-profile coaches.

He will be sharing stories and lessons, from participating at grassroots to becoming an Olympian.

He will be at the Albany Surf Life Saving Club this Saturday for a sundowner between 5pm and 6.30pm.

Phillips will be conducting one-hour individual paddle coaching sessions on Saturday between noon and 4pm.

A two-hour group clinic will be available to attend on Sunday from 2pm-4pm with a chance to gain some insight from the national coach at Albany Surf Life Saving Club.

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