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Competition Council Chair - Marsh Jones

Monday, August 13, 2018  
Posted by: Chris Stec
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Marsh started paddling in the Boy Scouts, and paddled recreationally through the years. He has competed in domestic marathon paddling, multisport, surfski, and SUP, and has paddled whitewater and ICF boats for fun. For the past 10 years, Marsh has directed youth paddlesports programs in Minnesota, introducing young paddlers to both marathon and sprint disciplines.  In addition to paddling, Marsh has an extensive background in event management, officiating and competiting in sailboat, bicycle and cross-country ski racing,  In addition to his 'day job' in information technology, Marsh is currently the co-founder and head coach for Twin Cities Paddlesports, a paddling club in St Paul, Minnesota.  TCP currently has 35 youth and adult members paddling sprint canoes and kayaks, and continues to grow its program offerings.  In addition to coaching his club, Marsh has been an active leader in the sport, as a Team USA regatta coach and development camp coach.  As chair of the coaching education committee, Marsh helped bring the ICF coaching ed program to the US, and is currently one of the Master Coach Instructors certified by the ICF.  He is the vice-chair of the Sprint Coaches Association, and Chair of the Sprint Competition Committee.  


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