We are the only school in Switzerland to offer British Canoeing Personal, Leadership and Coaching Awards. British Canoeing is at the forefront of Coaching theory and practice based on research and reflective practice. Their qualifications are recognised worldwide as a benchmark for quality and professionalism. Tour and rental providers around the world accept these qualifications as an indication of someone's level to join both more demanding trips and for rentals.
Our Coaches themselves are all British Canoeing qualified and are led by Hightide's director and Head of Coaching, Dave Storey. Dave is the only Performance Sea Kayak Coach in Switzerland (the highest on water coaching qualification within British Canoeing) and one of a very small number of Advanced Sea Kayak Leaders (5 Star) meaning we deliver at the highest standard, with deep technical understanding of the sport of Sea Kayaking and have experience coaching and leading in all conditions on the Sea.