Para

[![Jeaneatte winning gold in K1 A](https://i1.wp.com/longridgecanoeclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/OHGB0008.jpg?fit=4188%2C2792)](https://i1.wp.com/longridgecanoeclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/OHGB0008.jpg)Jeaneatte winning gold in K1 A
Longridge Canoe Club encourages [paddleability](http://www.bcu.org.uk/our-sport/paddleability/) and para kayak / canoe Paddleability focuses on the individuals’ ability in canoeing rather than disability. To support this concept the following activities and opportunities are available: One of our members, [Jeanette Chippington](http://www.gbcanoeing.org.uk/gbc/index.cfm/athletes/paracanoe/gb-canoeing-paralympic-poduim-potential-programme/jeannette-chippington/) is the current Paracanoe World Champion in the Ladies K1 200m sprint A and TA class and V1 LTA class and  2012 Paracanoe European Champion V1 LTA class. Even more outstanding achievemnet as 3 of these gold medals were won with Jeanette competing 2 classes above her own. Jeanette is also a multi gold winning medalist at Paralympic swimming.  At the age of 12 Jeanette was struck down by a virus which left her paralysed from the waist down. She was encouraged by her physio to take up swimming and went on to compete at 5 consecutive Paralympic Games, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. Jeanette won 12 Paralympic medals, Atlanta being her most successful Games where she won 2 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Jeanette was extremely successful in her first competitive year of Paracanoeing and hopes to continue this success to Rio 2016.