Team GB for Tokyo

The GB Team for Tokyo - Adam Burgess - picture © Kim Jones. More on Instagram @kim_jones_photography

The GB Team for Tokyo - Bradley Forbes-Cryans
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The GB Team for Tokyo - Kimberley Woods
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The GB Team for Tokyo - Mallory Franklin
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Calendar for 2021

Additions to the Calendar

28/29 August Div 1 double at Grandtully.

7 August Div 2 race at Pinkston.

4 September Div 3 race at Pinkston

18/19 September Div 3/4 double at Frome.

2/3 October Div  3/4 at Alva.

Other Requested Changes

Breadalbane CC would like to run a single Div 4 at Aberfeldy on Thursday 19th August (starting at 4pm) (respond by 30 July).

Canoe Wales Slalom Committee would like to run a Div 1 at Chapel Falls on 11th/12 September (Respond by 22nd July)

CR Cats have asked to move the Alva 3/4 from 11/12 September to a one day competition on Sunday 26th September to allow for the proposed Chapel Falls Div 1 (respond by 27th July)

Breadalbane CC would like to run a single Div 4 at Aberfeldy on 25th September (respond by 30 July).

If any other club wants an alternative to be taken into consideration please contact .

Spectators at Slaloms

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

Competitors do not need to register as spectators

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

You can cancel Spectator entries HERE>


Megan Hamer-Evans training at Lee Valley
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Slalom Inspires C1 taster event at Alva on June 20th
picture Gillian Denvir

Emma Christie at Matlock
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Rebecca Ogilvie at Selection, HPP
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Nikita Setchell at Selection, HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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Sophie Ogilvie at Selection, HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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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.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

        17 Jun
13 May   15 Apr   23 Mar
9 Mar   9 Feb   7 Jan
28 Nov   ACM 28 Nov   29 Oct
23 Sep 19 Aug 29 Jul

Recent Results

3 Jul Stone Div 3/4   4 Jul Stone Div 3/4
10 Jul Llandysul Div 2/3   11 Jul Llandysul Div 2/3
  Llandysul Div 4     Llandysul Div 4
17 Jul Bala Mill Div 2/3/4   18 Jul Bala Mill Div 2
        Bala Mill Div 3/4


K1M Prem Bibs

Tracy will bring your bib to Senior Selection if you apply to her beforehand. She will not be at the HPP Prem race in September.

Slalom Inspires C1 taster event at Alva on June 20th - picture Gillian Denvir

BC Focus Groups

British Canoeing are holding a series of focus groups to gather feedback on the future plans for its membership services. We’re really keen to hear from competition paddlers and have a bespoke session focusing on what benefits and services competition paddlers feel are important.

***Focus group: Membership Competition Paddlers***
Date: 29 July 2021, Time: 7.00-8.15pm, via Zoom

Discussion will cover the following topics:
- What benefits and services are most important to you
- Consider how to improve what we do
- Explore bespoke membership categories
This session is open to all competition paddlers and disciplines. CLICK HERE> For further information and to register your interest:

Senior Selection Qualifier Sessions

In the lead up to Senior Selection, sessions are available to book from Saturday 31st July though to Friday 6th August ahead of racing via THIS LINK>. Gates on the sessions will be set by the lead coach/bank staff who will be available for any questions or concerns during the session. It will not be possible to use additional gates to those set. For any issues or questions concerning the booking link and British Canoeing Azolve site please contact

Ciaran Lee Edwards
Podium Potential Coordinator

International Panel - Senior Selection 2021

The senior selection series will take place on 7th /8th August to select the senior team for the remaining place(s) at World Cups races 3 & 4 and the World Championships.

Entries for senior selection are now open to those eligible athletes via the online entry system. Please ensure that you enter by the deadline of Friday 23rd July 2021.

There is an OPEN ENTRY to the Extreme Slalom competition for the final selected place in the 2021 senior team. Entry is included in the canoe slalom entry fee. For those entering the Open entry Wildcard race the fee is £5. Entry will be available shortly through the online entry system and closes on Fri 30th July.


World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

2021 Junior, U23 & Senior Team Selection Policy>

2021/22 TASS Applications

The England Talent Programme has been awarded 20 TASS places for 2021/22. This is a combined total for Olympic and paralympic disciplines across Slalom, Sprint and Paracanoe.

Full inclusion detail is contained within the TASS nomination policy here.

Any athlete wishing to be considered for TASS for 2021/22 is invited to register their interest by completing the TASS application form here by midnight on Sunday 1st August.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

What It Takes To Progress - development framework launched

This month sees the launch of the What It Takes To Progress (WITTP) athlete development framework in Canoe Slalom. The WITTP framework identifies the key foundations that underpin long term potential across genders and classes, detailing technique, physical preparation, psychological characteristics and behaviours along with racing and training experience.

The full news story about this can be found HERE> with a webinar to introduce the framework planned for July 15th at 7:30pm, please register your interest to attend HERE>.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

C1W Bibs: Change of Bib Officers

Mark Shaw is handing over issuing C1W bibs to Sally Atkinson (for Prem and Div 1) and Donna Hawkins (for Div 2 and 3). It means that, if you race in both K1W and C1W, you apply to the same person for both bibs.

Thanks to Mark for looking after C1W bibs ever since the class was introduced.

A Chance to "Get Up"

Because, over the past year, some paddlers have developed fast but been unable to compete and get promotion, the Committee has agreed two new rules:

● A rule that entitles paddlers selected to GB teams to be ranked in Prem

● A rule that allows paddlers who compete in the same race with paddlers in a higher division, and get a result placing them among the top 30% of the higher division, to apply for promotion into that division.


No Demotions This Year

There will be no demotions at the end of the 2020/2021 ranking season.

Following due consideration, the slalom committee has made the decision that there will be no demotions at the end of this ranking season, in recognition of the disruption caused to the season through the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is being made at this point to encourage athletes only to attend races where it is safe and responsible for them to do so, rather than feeling under pressure to achieve ranking points.

We anticipate the 2022 season running as normal.

ICF Athletes Committee

Nominations are open for the ICF Athletes Committee. The committee consists of one male and one female from each of canoe sprint, canoe slalom and paracanoe, and two athletes from non-Olympic disciplines. For more information on the Committee visit the ICF Athlete Committee webpage.

To be a candidate for this election the athlete must have competed internationally and have participated in at least one world championship in an ICF Discipline within the last six years.

The ICF ask interested candidates to submit a CV and a one minute video (which will be posted online) by end July 2021. Voting will be carried out at this year’s ICF sprint, paracanoe and slalom world championships, while the non-Olympic positions will be an online vote September/November.

If you are interested please contact , British Canoeing Head of Events & International Affairs for more information.

England Slalom Talent Programme U23

Following the reallocation of U23 squad inclusion, here is the updated England Slalom Talent Programme squad list.

England Canoe Slalom Talent Programme Strategy>

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

Lessons Learned from organising an event during Covid restrictions

U23 and Junior Selection – 22/23 May 2021

Dave Royle has written a "lessons learned" document which we think will be helpful to other organisers running events under pandemic conditions. The "lessons learned" notes have links to copies of the race Risk Assessment and the Briefing Notes sent to all participants before the race.


Junior and U23 Selection

Following the 2021 U23 & Junior Team Selection process held at Holme Pierrepont, subject to appeal the following athletes have achieved the required performance standards and are selected in accordance with the published policy: MORE>

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!

Slalom School Programme

The England Canoe Slalom Talent Programme has announced 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.

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>

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.

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Last updated 25/07/2021