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Introducing Scott Oldershaw


Scott Oldershaw was born into a canoeing family, with his father Bert holding the distinction of being the only Canadian to have ever reached three successive finals in Olympic paddling competitions. He is one of five Olympians in the Oldershaw family.

Scott Oldershaw was a member of the Canadian National Team for 16 years, competing at 12 world championships and ultimately competed for Canada in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Scott has been a leading coach in the sport for more than two decades. During that time he has coached at four Olympic Games, was appointed head coach of the Burloak Canoe Club in 1990 and has led the club to four National burgee titles. He has coached several disciplines of the National, Provincial and developmental teams. He is also the personal coach of Adam van Koeverden who won gold and bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, and his own son Mark Oldershaw who won the bronze medal in the C-1 1000 m at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

In 2003, he received the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award. Since 2008, Scott has been the National Coach for CanoeKayak Canada and has become the most decorated coach in Canadian Canoe/Kayak history,
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Scott Oldershaw
Canoe - Kayak

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