Paddle Monster Adds Seychelle to Coaching Staff
Seychelle, a perennial Top 10 standup paddle racer and SIC Maui team rider, is joining the Paddle Monster coaching squad for the 2018 paddle season.
A native of the Florida Keys, Seychelle has always had a deep connection to the water. She has a US Coast Guard Masters license and was an accomplished sailor before discovering Stand Up Paddleboarding in 2013. She is also a registered yoga instructor and personal trainer.
“We’re super excited to be adding Seychelle to our coaching team. Personally I’m really looking forward to working with such a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who has such a passion for paddling, being the best she can be and helping others as a coach to be their best,” said Larry Cain, who along with John Beausang, created the Paddle Monster online training program.” She’ll bring a lot to our team and provide an interesting new perspective for all of our members, particularly our women SUP paddlers. Welcome aboard, Seychelle!”
Seychelle will join a team of coaches that includes Cain, Travis Grant, Chris Chapman and Teneale Hatton to provide online coaching for paddle athletes for SUP, outrigger canoe and surf ski via the Paddle Monster app and website.
“I am thrilled to be joining Paddle Monster as the newest coach,” said Seychelle. “Paddle Monster is so much more than just a training program. It is a community, a social platform, a support network, and a diverse groups of people working hard for their goals. This group embodies so much of what I love about paddling! I am super passionate about this sport and about helping people and growing this community. I can’t wait to begin working with all of you!”
Seychelle’s list of accomplishments since becoming a pro paddler three years ago is impressive. It includes the following titles:
- 2016 – 24 hour Guinness World Record
- 2016 “Fastest on Earth” Female SUP title
- 2016 SUP Woman of the year – Sup Connect
- 2016 SUP Breakthrough Performer of the year – SUP the Mag
- 2016 AWSI SUP Athlete of the Year
- 2 x NYC SEA -Paddle around Manhattan – Champion
- 2 x 11 City Tour – Grand Champion
- 2 x Chattajack 31- Female champion
- 2016 “Fastest in Florida”series winner
- E- RYT 200 Yoga Alliance
- Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- USCG 100 ton Master license
“To us, Seychelle is more than the ‘Fastest Paddler On Earth’ or a world record holder, or a constant force in the racing world,” said Beausang. “She’s also an amazing educator as well. Her insights into training will be invaluable. We’re thrilled to have her as part of our team.”
Seychelle will be launching four different paddle training groups: Three levels for warm-climate paddlers including Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner; And a fourth group focused on long, paddle-endurance races.
Paddlers interested in training with Coach Seychelle for the January launch can sign up on the waiting list. Registration for Seychelle’s groups will open on January 15th and 12pm EST.
Seychelle will be kicking her Paddle Monster Coaching clinics for a maximum of 15 paddlers off on January 20, 2018 at Paddling Paradise in Melbourne, FL. Visit here for more information and to register for the clinic.
People may also purchase 1-month and 3- month training packages as gifts for the holidays or other occasions on the Paddle Monster site.
About Paddle Monster, Inc. Paddlemonster.com
Paddle Monster is a subscription-based paddlesports coaching site (paddlemonster.com) that gives standup paddleboard, outrigger canoe, surfski and kayak paddlers access to world- class coaching and the best training and paddle technique information available. The service was founded by Larry Cain, an Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist and Olympic Paddle Coach for Team Canada and John Beausang, publisher of The Distressed Mullet (distressedmullet.com), one of the most popular paddleboard and paddling sites in the US.
Each week, Beginner, Intermediate and Advance members in Southern and Northern Hemispheres receive paddle and strength training programs. Paddlers then ask questions about the plans, technique, and training and receive coaching advice on how to adjust the plans to meet their individual goals and schedules. Paddle Monster includes extensive information on paddling technique, theory and strategy, including demonstration, how-to and drill videos, long-form blog posts and a forum where members can discuss every aspect of paddling.
In March, Paddle Monster launched the Paddle Monster Training Platform App on IOS and An- droid and online to help facilitate the community and coaching benefits of the program.