Claire and Michael Denvir winter training at HPP - picture © Gillian Denvir


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Calendar for 2021

Prem and Div 1 races will not start until 21st June at the earliest.

Spectators at Slaloms

Due to the pandemic some competitions are collecting names of non-racing attendees (parents, coaches etc). If you are a non-competing attendee, please click the red button at the top of the entry page.

Competitors do not need to register as spectators

If there is no red button, the competition is not collecting spectator names.

You can cancel Spectator entries HERE>


Mairi Edwards at HPP - picture © Malcolm Cook

William Kettle at Tully - picture © Dennis Penny MORE>


Chris Royle training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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David Bain training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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Minutes of Committee Meetings

9 Mar   9 Feb   7 Jan
28 Nov   ACM 28 Nov   29 Oct
23 Sep 19 Aug 29 Jul
3 Jun   1 Apr   1 Feb

Bibs for Selection: K1W, K1M and C1M

Sally, Tracy and Carole will take bibs to Selection at HPP if you contact them before the race.

BC/SCA/CW/CANI Memberships

Quite a lot of people have let their memberships lapse over the past year. Please renew before you apply for your bib - and if you already have your bib, please renew before you race!

International Panel

Paddlers need to register for selection HERE>

Junior & U23 Selection

We are pleased to announce that subject to the further easing of government restrictions proceeding as planned on 17th May, the intention is to proceed with the Junior & U23 Selection series on 22nd/23rd May at Holme Pierrepont. MORE>

2021 Senior Selection

We plan to hold a single weekend event on 7/8 August 2021 at Lee Valley to select the senior team for the remaining place(s) at World Cups races 3 & 4 and the World Championships.

The outcome of the 2019 senior team spring selection series will determine the 2021 senior team 3rd boat and reserves until such time as a 2021 senior team selection process is completed. This will establish the team for the 2021 Senior Euros and World Cups 1 & 2, assuming they take place prior to the August selection races. MORE>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

2021 Junior, U23 & Senior Team Selection Policy>


Paddle Demos at Junior and U23 Selection

Due to Covid restrictions we need 20-25 demo boats for selection, ideally of Premier standard.

To avoid large gatherings on the bank, demos will not be run in the normal way. On both selection days there will be an hour of full runs starting 90 minutes before the race, with demo paddlers starting at 30 second intervals. If the race starts at 10am, demos will be 8:30am-9:30am. The start time will be confirmed closer to the race.

If you wish to paddle as a demo, you will be completing between 4-6 full runs. We ask that you complete the whole 1-hour slot.

If you are interested in providing demos, for both days or one day, please email Pete Willett at

Kayaking equipment discovered near Inverurie

Officers in Aberdeenshire are appealing for information after a collection of kayaks and associated equipment was discovered at a rural property near to Inverurie. The items were found and reported to police on the afternoon of Monday, 19 April. Enquiries are ongoing into the thefts, whilst officers are also working to identify and contact the owners of the equipment. MORE>

Slalom School Programme

Today the England Canoe Slalom Talent Programme announced the launch of its Slalom School Programme, see news item HERE. This is an inclusive training and development opportunity for athletes and club coaches based at moving and white water venues.

The programme aims to develop the technical skills, confidence and fundamental habits in paddlers to support their long term progression and enjoyment of the sport. For coaches, the programme aims to advance technical knowledge and coaching practices, and can count towards Continual Professional Development (CPD) points.

The eligibility criteria for the Slalom School programme along with an expression of interest sign up link can be found HERE.

Further information is available via the programme handbooks (Athlete and Parent HERE, Club Coach HERE) and the programme calendar HERE.

Division 2/3/4 Paddlers

To help the slalom committee understand what you hope to get from the remainder of the season, we would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes and complete a questionnaire by following the link below.

Racing in 2021

The committee has made the decision that no ranking races will take place before 17th May.

Junior and Under 23 Selection are still planned for Holme Pierrepont on 22nd and 23rd May but Div 1 and Prem races will restart only when the vast majority of paddlers are able to participate from across the UK - including all the home nations. There is no indication of when this may be possible but it will not be before 21 June. MORE>

Late Applications to run Events

There is a huge appetite from athletes and organisers to resume racing and a significant number of events have had to be cancelled between February and June. For the remainder of the 2020/21 racing season, rules regarding late applications to run races have been relaxed. Event organisers may submit late applications to run ranking races. MORE>

2022 Calendar

Applications to run competitions in 2022 should be in by 1st July for Prem and Div1, and by 1st September for Div 2, 3 and 4. The system is now open to applications for next year.

England Slalom Talent Programme U23 Qualification Criteria

The England Slalom Talent Programme have published their U23 Qualification Criteria. Links are found below and can be found on the sidebar of the England Slalom Talent Programme home page.

The U23 Qualification Criteria can be found HERE>.

Support from the England Talent Programme for U23 athletes will come from a broadening of provision from the England National Talent Squad (ENTS). This document sets out the criteria to qualify specifically as an U23 athlete from 1st June until 1st November. Up to 8 U23 athletes from Olympic Classes will be selected with capacity for up to 4 athletes in Lee Valley (LV) and up to 4 athletes in Holme Pierrepont (HPP).

Any U23 athletes (regardless of whether they are currently supported by the England Talent Programme) wishing to be considered for qualification should complete the online programme expression of interest form found HERE by 17th May.

All athletes will be assessed against the qualification criteria detailed in this document. They will be informed of their programme status by 28th May 2021 via email. A full squad list will then be published on the Slalom Talent and Canoe Slalom UK websites.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

England Canoe Slalom Talent Programme Strategy Launched

The England Canoe Slalom Talent Programme has released its strategy for 2021-25, which outlines the direction and focus of intent for the next four years. A link to the full document can be found here with the new programme and its provision commencing in May 2021 with further details to follow.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

Tel: 0115 9822094 EXT 5

ICF launches #Paddle100 campaign

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has launched #Paddle100 Ė a global campaign to inspire recreational paddlers to stay active and plan for their next adventure.

#Paddle100 will see canoeists, kayakers and stand up paddlers share their favourite paddle spots at home and abroad and will culminate in a list of the 100 greatest places to paddle, as judged by the world's greatest paddlers. MORE>

Lee Valley Public Slalom Training Access

LVWWC and British Canoeing are excited to announce a collaboration to create opportunities to paddle public slalom sessions at Lee Valley. Please follow THIS LINK for more information and ways to book.

Podium Potential Coordinator

Covid Safety Guidelines for Paddling



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? Here's a form to make applying for reinstatement/ranking easy.

Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 2021.

Our selected athletes are:

Mallory Franklin: Womenís C1
Kimberley Woods: Womenís K1

Adam Burgess: Menís C1
Bradley Forbes-Cryans: Menís K1

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Last updated 10/05/2021