Company Overview
Oars ‘n Paddles Coaching was born from the idea that you have support when getting ready for that big race. You have someone there to help you get back on track with your fitness goals. More specifically you have an experienced coach to prep you for Rowing Regattas or Stand Up Paddle Races. I’m Nicky Stimpson and after 17 years of coaching rowing as well as 3 years of Stand Up Paddle racing I’m here to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re training for that big race, need help getting started with on-the-water training, or just need help taking your first steps towards getting stronger I can help you get there.
Many of us work full-time jobs and find it difficult to work fitness into our lives. You might already be a member of a gym but need some structure in your training. That’s where I come in. I offer weekly training plans for individuals who have specific goals for Rowing or SUP. I can also create plans for people who want to improve their General Fitness.
  • Individual Training plans for Rowing, SUP, or General Fitness
  • Group Training Plans for Crews
  • Private Rowing and SUP Lessons
  • PSUPA Instructor Trainer offering Instructor Certifications for SUP

Training Plans

Rowing, SUP, or General Fitness

Weekly training plans customized to the individual’s goal. Plans available for workouts 6, 4, or 3 days per week. Weekly plans e-mailed to client with an explanation of workouts, videos, and access to Coach via e-mail. 

Training Plans

Crews & Small Teams

Are you a member of a rowing club but don’t have a Coach? Training Plans and On-The-Water Coaching sessions available for crews of all levels. Weekly plans e-mailed to crews with workouts and practice details as well as access to Coach via e-mail or Facebook Group. 


Rowing & SUP

New to Rowing or SUP? No problem. The classes are taught in a safe environment that will help you feel confident with your new skill. As I have 13 years experience as a novice rowing coach and a current PSUPA Flat Water 1 instructor I can tailor the sessions to each individual’s skill level. 

SUP Instructor

We are PSUPA Certified

Do you already Stand Up Paddle and want to become an instructor? I am an Instructor Trainer for the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association PSUPA and can offer PSUPA Flat Water 1 Certifications. This is an ideal certification for people who want to become an Independent SUP Instructor, teach SUP at summer camps, paddlesport business owners, or anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the sport. 

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