Jullian Norton Smith
The big news in ocean racing in Australia is the official endorsement by Australian Canoeing (AC) of Ocean Racing as a sport discipline under the AC banner.
Ocean Racing will join the likes of Sprint and Marathon with an official series which will decide the first ever Ocean Racing national champions.
As part of this an Ocean Racing Technical Committee has been set up to guide the sport with the assistance of the AC infrastructure.
Australian Canoeing are very excited about bringing the fastest growing paddle sport in the country under the AC framework and believe both the sport and AC will benefit from the relationship.
Coach of the Year (2014 & 2015) (South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving)
Spanning a career of over 20 years in both sprint canoeing (kayaking) and surf life saving, Julian is proud to have been named as one of Australia’s top athletes.
Over the past 3-4 years he has helped Mermaid Beach SLSC become a top 25 club coaching his athletes to several gold, silver and bronze medals plus having Hayley Bateup and Emma Dick qualify for the KNG Series.
A former World, National and State Champion, Julian has acquired level 2 coaching certificates in sprint canoeing, surf life saving and level 1 in snow skiing.
Julian is a ‘Working with Children Blue Card’ holder and has experience working with all ages, levels and abilities.
“I started coaching because I felt I needed to give back to my sport (Surf Life Saving and Kayaking). Their is nothing better than seeing an athlete achieve a new goal, take the perfect stroke or have a life changing experience. P2F will help you with all aspects of paddling and train you to any level. We also specialise in training athletes for the KNG Series and the Coolangatta Gold”.
World Championships – 6 finals (best finish 4th)
World Cup / International – 8 firsts, 5 seconds, 1 third and 3 other finals
National – 11 firsts, 9 seconds, 6 thirds and 3 other finals
State – 5 firsts, 6 seconds and 7 thirds
Surf Life Saving
World Championships – 2 firsts and 1 second
National – 1 first, 3 seconds, 5 thirds, 14 fourths, 7 finals (including 13 Open Ski Finals)
State – 6 firsts, 2 seconds, 2 thirds and numerous finals (including 3 back to back Open Ironman titles and 2 back to back Junior Ironman Titles – Tasmania)
Branch – 1 second, 2 thirds and numerous finals
Australian Junior Kayaking Overall Champion 1991
Australian Kayaking Grand Prix Overall Point Score Champion 1998
Top 10 Finalist Caltex Sports Star Tasmania 1994
Third Tasmanian Surf Life Saving Rookie of the Year 1992
1998 The Robbie Nay Memorial Award for Best Competition Performance – Taplin Relay
1995 Australian Club Point Score Champion – Surfers Paradise SLSC
1997 For Sporting Excellence – Griffith
1998 For Sporting Excellence – Griffith
1999 For Sporting Excellence – Griffith