Canoeing is one of my favorite time pass during the vacations as it always gives me refreshment. In order to know whether you are a good paddler or not, one can follow these ideas as I used them for improving my knowledge level. Note the time that you are taking to cross a particular distance during the practice session and compare it with the best rowers. The difference between both the timings will clearly state your level. Come out of your comfort zone; it may be different lines on familiar runs or reverse edgy moves. It is important that you learn something new. You can get professional training from the trainers who have devoted themselves in this field.
I started improving my moves like sections of rapid ferries so that I was able to do the river reading and similar work on my own. I started redefining myself on a regular basis that made my interest in this field much more than earlier. Practicing is very much important as it will make your body fit. Move according to the flow of the river as they will make the work easier and comfortable for the rower. It is important to know your mistakes and rectify them periodically as they will make you a better sportsperson and will allow you to compete even in small competitions related to canoeing. Since I was checking all these aspects and regularly improving, I was able to prove myself as a successful rower.