Blog

BOOST Series – Give your freestyle a Boost.

Stoked to announce the release of a new short coaching series – BOOST. BOOST offers a series of 90min sessions dedicated to exploring specific tricks. Starting with a short pre-session call to gain an insight into your needs, and a pre-session video resource to help maximise your learning during the session. BOOST uses innovative coaching methods and practices to provide confidence in exploring new tricks, and self-direct your own development. The Boost series covers a Read more…

Pioneering female freestyle – raising the skill set.

It’s always been fascinating to see what’s possible within our sport and, since the beginning, gender equality has always been a high priority in my coaching. Most can agree, by its very nature, freestyle at its core produces boundary breakers. Female athleticism is spreading across freestyle disciplines, from big wave adventures to the ICF World Championships; continuing to demonstrate how phenomenal these athletes truly are, and how important it is to support and celebrate their Read more…

World Paddle Awards – Dennis Newton wins the Foundation Award…

I was very honoured to receive the Foundation Award at the World Paddle Awards event in Silkeborg yesterday, especially given the other nominees in my category. There are so many people that have helped and supported me throughout my career – to you all a massive Thanks. Without the incredible support of my wife, family and friends, non of this would be possible – or have the same meaning. To all the people that voted Read more…

Max Karlsson ASP Review, Shifting Focus-Changing Goals…

When I first talked to Dennis after the 2015 Freestyle Worlds about Joining ASP I wasn’t entirely sure whatI was getting myself into. All I knew was that he was extremely fun to paddle with, was considered somewhat of a mad scientist, but had an amazing track record (especially with Claire O’hara). I saw an amazing opportunity to improve my freestyle abilities with arguably the best coach in the sport. I started on the program Read more…

Nottingham Freestyle Development Camp 9th-13 April 2018

The week kick’s off with a warm up day getting to know the features and setting goals for the rest of the week. The general themes of the week follow a training to train, training to compete and competing to win approach. This progressively layers skills to provide not just the technical, but also tactical, psychological and physiological elements to reach your full ride potential. It’s great fun and it’s not all about competing, it’s Read more…

Canoe Freestyle World Championships 2017 – ASP Athlete Review

I’ve barely had chance to reflect on the recent World Championships; It’s been a full-on year for the ASP programme. As this training/competition cycle comes to an end, and on the back of the World Freestyle Championships in Argentina we would like to congratulate all our ASP athletes. Last year the ASP programme set out with a desired goal for our female athletes – to increase not just the depth of competition in ladies freestyle, but Read more…

Dennis Newton – The ASP and GB Team training have gone really well…

It’s been a busy month of coaching in the UK in preparation for the World Championships. The ASP (Athlete Support Programme) and GB Team training have gone really well. I’m also stoked to be competing this year; there’s been a few minor setbacks in my preparations, but that’s life and right now I feel prepared and strong. Between this, the new British Canoeing Coaching Awards has been launched and I qualified as a core trainer/assessor. Read more…

Dennis Newton – Nominated for the World Paddle Awards 2017

I’m humbled to be nominated for the World Paddle Awards alongside some truly remarkable individuals. I feel privileged to have been a part of so many paddlers journeys over the last 20 years. During this time I’ve had the pleasure to coach whitewater paddlesport to a diverse range of groups including children in crisis, disability sport, grass roots and world class athletes. It’s been fun and at times challenging, but I’ve learnt, and enriched my Read more…

Harry Price (GB Freestyle Team Jnr) – My year on the Athlete Support Program.

  This year I have been super stoked to of had the opportunity to train with Dennis Newton(Sweetwater Coaching) on ADP and ASP coaching programs. Denis’s knowledge of coaching freestyle is exceptional due to his many years of experience, his enthusiasm and pure joy for being on the water makes being coached by him a totally awesome experience. This year my main goals have being focused around the freestyle World championships in November. We have Read more…