Coaching Staff

Coach: Chris Edwards


Chris Edwards is a multiple national and international champion in sprint canoe, having earned 46 Canoe/Kayak National Championship medals and 8 international medals, in addition to holding 3 National records. As a dragon boat paddler, Chris earned 3 gold medals in the 2008 Club Crew World Championships.

Chris has coached women’s and mixed dragon boat teams since 2006, taking them to international wins! He has coached the Women’s Senior A National Team to a clean sweep at the Worlds’ Dragon Boat Championships in Welland in 2015 and in Hungary in 2013. As True North Senior Women’s coach he has pushed us to greatness at World Club Crew Championships. Starting in Penang in 2008 (a gold and 2 bronze medals), in 2010 in Macau ( 3 bronze medals), in 2012 in Hong Kong (a silver and 2 bronze medals) and in 2014 in Ravenna (a golden sweep in all race distances!)

In addition to the True North Senior Women, Chris coaches the True North Premier Women, the Hammerheads and Hammerheads men's team. He was Head Coach for the National women's Senior A team in 2015 and 2013, the Regional Director for the National Senior Open and Premier Women in 2012 and the National Premier Open team in 2010.

Chris draws upon a pool of assistant coaches that are all international champions, including some Olympians, all with impressive paddling resumes.