John DePalma

John DePalma

Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Seattle University

901 12th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, United States
HQ Phone:
(206) 398-4000

General Information


Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine

Exercise Class Instructor - Optimum Health Physical Therapy & Wellness Center


Middle School Program at LCKC

B.S. degree - Human Biology , Eastern Washington University


Supportive Role of Program Director and Developmental Coach - Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Recent News  

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John DePalma, PT
Physical Therapist John Depalma John DePalma received a B.S. degree in Human Biology from Eastern Washington University in 1991. He went on to receive two years of professional education and training in Physical Therapy at the University of Washington, including a clinical clerkship at the former Seattle Seahawks Training Center in Kirkland, WA. John has since worked as a Physical Therapist in outpatient orthopedic and sports clinical settings. He has also competed as an athlete in seven World Championships Events as a member United States Canoe and Kayak Team. In 2010 John assumed the supportive role of Interim Program Director and Developmental Coach of Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting lifetime paddle sports and cultivating Junior Olympic athletes. He also has co-founded an ecumenical Christian sports fellowship called "Paddlers for Christ" and spent two years with the Jesuits where he underwent formation in the discipline of Religious Life. John currently provides outpatient Physical Therapy services for POTENTRx and also serves as an instructor and Internship Coordinator for the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Seattle University.

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The "Chute the Hooch" training camp and race was another success with head coach John DePalma (who is on the board at Lanier Canoe/Kayak Club and has considerable fame in Marathon and Sprint circles).

Read More News: 2011 "Chute the Hooch" Training Camp and Race

Head coach John DePalma (who is on the board at Lanier Canoe/Kayak Club and has considerable fame in Marathon and Sprint circles) was an incredible head coach.
John DePalma's knowledge of the sport and how to efficiently/effectively harness your power into the forward stroke is incredible. His years of working with the Lanier Canoe/Kayak Club (LCKC) as a racer, coach, mentor, and board member really came through on his instruction. John would also like to encourage any developing racers to tap into the resources at LCKC. For more information see: John's personal email address is: However, it looks like someone "passed the hat" and raised enough money to help John DePalma sponsor a low income kid to be able to attend the Middle School Program at LCKC.

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