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Joely Walling at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter

Sam Maingay at Selection - picture © Stephen Harper

Lois Leaver at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter

Calendar for 2022

Club Details for Online Yearbook

We plan to move the Yearbook online, and we will not be issuing a physical Yearbook this year.

In order not to inadvertently publish anyone's personal details, we will only publish details from clubs that have given specific permission and information. If you want your club listed in the online directory, please complete this form>

Get Reinstated or Ranked

Used to paddle slalom? Reckon you could still kick .....? Why not get reinstated and race again? Or you'd like to have a shot at another class, or you're just a good paddler who's never got into slalom? APPLICATION FORM>

...or have a crack at C2!

Any pair of ranked paddlers can get together and race at Div 2, Div 3 and Div 4 events, but if you want to do C2 at Prem and Div 1 races you must apply for a C2 ranking.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

18 May   02 Mar   19 Jan
Committee Terms of Reference


2 Jun Chapel Falls Div 1 3 Jun Chapel Falls Div 1
  Stone Div 3/4   Stone Div 3/4

World Cup 3 - Tacen 24th-26th June

Individuals K1M K1W C1M  C1W
Extreme K1M K1W    


Kit Stolen from Matlock CC

Ten plastic boats and all our paddles were stolen today from Matlock Canoe Club. 2 blue Dynamos, 4 blue Masters, 2 RPMS (1 orange , 1 blue /green) and two others,  one yellow, one orange. Please can the canoe community keep their eye on eBay.

(At least they weren't classy enough to take the slalom boats!)


Shepperton Div 3/4 9/10 July

Due to lack of entries we will probably only run the Saturday 9th. Final decision to on Wednesday.

Ironbridge Div 2 Double 9/10 July


Due to factors outside our control, there will be NO refreshments provision at the site this year, sorry. There are numerous pubs, restaurants, takeaways and a chippy or two in Ironbridge itself (walking), or in Broseley and Madeley by car.


There is limited camping on site. I have received email bookings and confirm that all who have mailed me to date have a spot. There are only a couple of spaces remaining. If you have a caravan, we CAN’T accommodate you, sorry.

Larger motorhomes also would struggle on the site, but locally you have the option of 2 local pub car parks - (upstream) Ye Olde Robin Hood Inn (01952) 433071 and (downstream) The Half Moon (01952) 884443.

Nigel Evans
Telford Canoe Club

Washburn Div 1 (16/17 July)

Reluctantly we are having to cancel the summer Washburn slaloms. There is a fault in one of the release valves and we would have only half the normal flow. We doubt the river would be paddleable at that level, let alone fit for a suitable course.

The September Washburn race will remain on the calendar in the hope that the problem may be fixed by then.

Llandysul River Festival August 4-7

We are pleased to be running the River festival again after a two year Covid lay off. The idea is to have a few fun activities leading up to and during our Division 2 / 3 / 4 slalom. MORE>

Bookings for Grandtully Campsite - August Events

These dates are not available to the public. Those without special links below will see that a lot of August is unavailable.

If you use these links you can see what pitches are available and book. MORE>

Public slalom sessions on the Olympic at Lee Valley

Lee Valley have scheduled public slalom-only sessions on the Olympic for every Sunday afternoon at 1pm, from now until the end of August, at £15 for the hour. The session before should finish at 12:30, so we will have time to put out gates, but bear in mind there are no coaches, so it’ll be down to those paddling to set a course and help pull gates in afterwards. Bank safety will be provided by the Centre.

If there are any barriers to people booking on to them (number of sessions, timing etc) I’m happy to collate those and feed-back to the centre. Just drop me an e-mail at

Paul Mew


...having done the first of the Sunday afternoon Olympic public slalom sessions.

Firstly, they will run the sessions even if there is only one person booked on. The water is on anyway (it's an empty slot and only an hour gap so they don't want to turn it off and back on again) and because of that the bank safety staff have to be there as well. Any money they can get from that hour is a bonus for them.

Secondly, the previous session is rafting. They are happy for us to put gates out (BA and helmet on) when the last raft has left the start pool (following it down putting them out) which should be, at the latest, 12:50. That gives ten minutes to set a course, which should be fine if everyone mucks in (remember, no coaches unless you have your own). However please be considerate of the playboaters who might still be on the water during those last 10 mins. Put any gates out that will get in the way of their surfing last.

Finally, at the moment their booking website is down, but you can turn up on the day and pay in the meantime. You do need to have your Olympic assessment.

C1 Class Development

A key aim of the England Talent Canoe Slalom Programme strategy is to work towards a balance across gender and classes.

We are keen to help and support the development of the Canoe class. Please complete this survey to help us understand the challenges your club is faced with and what help could make a positive impact.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

Just for fun

A paddler is swept down to Gate 2 before negotiating Gate 1 and turns back, too late to avoid his/her head passing through the gate line.

The paddler goes back to upstream Gate 1 and negotiates it, but in doing so touches the left pole with the tip of the paddle. He/she then does Gate 2 correctly.

What (if any) is the penalty on each gate? Why?


Bib Numbers Falling Off?

If numbers are falling off your bib, you may be able to iron them back on. They are made with a glue that gets sticky when it's hot. But be careful! A hot iron can melt a hole in your bib! MORE>

Get Your Bib!

If you didn't race last year you still have a place in your old division but no bib number has been assigned yet. It will be allocated when you apply for your bib. Apply for yours now>

Get your application in well before you plan to race!

If You Are Promoted

You will need to apply for your new bib on the Bib Application System (BAS). When applying for your bib, ensure that you return your old bib and apply for your new bib in the same application/basket. This ensures that you will be charged the correct amount (the admin fee) and that you get the right address to return your old bib.

International Slalom School Summer Holiday Training Camp - Argentière-la-Bessée

The England Slalom Talent Programme will be running a Slalom School summer holiday training camp at Argentière-la-Bessée from 1st - 5th August. MORE>

Extreme & Canoe Slalom International Panel

International Panel Statement 30th May 2022: Selection to 2023 GBR Teamsp>

The Olympic Qualification System (OQS) for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has now been published by the ICF. The IP have been working on a framework for the Olympic selection policy for several months now, within the published 2022 selection policy committed to confirming any opportunities for pre-selection to 2023 teams by 1st June 2022.

It refers to pre-selection opportunities for the 2023 season and an update on exceptional circumstances.


GB Teams 2022>

GB Senior, U23 and Junior Teams 2022>

Selection Results Matrix>

2022 Canoe Slalom & Extreme Slalom Selection Policy>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

Exceptional Circumstances – WC1

The Slalom International Panel at its sole discretion decided to invoke this clause for Bethan Forrow in 2022 Great Britain Senior Team Selection in the WC1 class only. MORE>

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Last updated 05/07/2022