Remi Baudot at Tees - picture © Dave Turnbull


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Slalom Posters

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Harvey and Thomas Merrifield at the British Open
picture © Malcolm Cook

Alfie Boote training at Lee Valley - picture © Kim Jones.
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Mallory Franklin at the British Open
picture © Malcolm Cook

Leah Cameron - Slalom Inspires - picture © Kim Jones
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Etienne Chappell - picture © Kim Jones
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Irina Medunyak at Tees - picture © Dave Turnbull

End of Season Demotion 2020

At the end of the 2020 season the Committee is likely to set the bar for "staying up" higher than in the past. Do not assume you are safe from demotion until you have 2500 points in Prem, or 1250 points in Div 1.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

1 Dec   ACM 30 Nov   3 Nov
4 Aug   18 May   30 Mar
    2 Feb    
25 Nov     ACM 24 Nov     4 Aug
9 Jun   21 Apr     27 Jan
PREVIOUS MINUTES> was launched on 14th January 2000


19 Jan    Stone Mini Slalom 1 overall    Stone Mini Slalom 1 by class

Club Treasurers and Past Treasurers

You should have received an update request from CanoeSlalomEntries. This is genuine and does need to be actioned. More information about why is on the chatter boards>.

England Talent Programme 2020
Southern Club Coach Development Day

The England Slalom Talent Programme will be running a Coach Development day for Southern-based Slalom focused canoe clubs at the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre on Saturday 8th February 2020. The day will be led by the England Talent Programme coaches based at Lee Valley in order to share technical and skill acquisition knowledge with slalom club coaches.

There will be no cost to attend the day and there will be no paddling activities for coaches or members of their clubs.

Any coaches wishing to register an interest in this day please can you complete this registration form>

For any coaching-related questions about this day please email .

2020 Bib Applications


C2: Stuart can take bibs to the HPP Prem in March and the Tully Prem. Paddlers should in advance and bring the paperwork with them in exchange for the bib.

K1W Prem and Div 1: You need to send for your bib before Feb 13th if you are racing at the Lee Valley Div 1. Sally will be at Shepperton, at the Prem and Selection races at HPP and Lee Valley and at the Tully Prem and Div 1 races, and can deliver bibs there or to HPP in the next few weeks if paddlers send me the paperwork in good time before these races.

K1W Div 2 and 3: Donna will be at all three Stone Minis to give out bibs to K1W in Div 2 and 3. You will need to in advance to ensure she brings your bib, and you will need to bring your Bib Application Form, Bib Voucher and proof of membership.

C1M Div 2 and 3: Nigel will be at the Stone minis, and also Tuesday night sessions and at HPP every Wednesday evening. He has  quite a few VERY large SAE’s that came for the voucher which he will send out shortly. Please contact Nigel if you think post may have gone astray, if people are missing anything please contact me - use .

K1M Prem: Tracy will take bibs to HPP 21/22 March, Lee Valley 4/5 April and Grandtully 11/12 April if they send all the paperwork to her by the Wednesday before each race.

K1M Div 3: Karen will not be sending out any 2020 bibs until 27th January. She can take bibs to Stone on 14/15 March, Aberfeldy on 10 April (but please contact her before Tuesday 7 April) and Oughtibridge on 25/26 April if you before the event.

HPP Configuration

Water levels at Holme Pierrepont have been very high over the last couple of months, which has hampered finalising the configuration of the course prior to selection. Configuration is now complete above the Muncher section of the course but further adjustments will be made below the Muncher up to 22 January. The course configuration will then be final unless changes are required for safety reasons.

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Sam Ibbotson training at Lee Valley - picture © Kim Jones. More on Instagram @kim_jones_photography.

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendar is now online. If you are a race organiser please check that the details for your event are correct and let me know if you want any changes.

I have sent this message to all the email addresses in the calendar. If any of these emails bounce I will delete that address from the calendar.

Deleted to date: email address for Tully Div 1 August 29/30 (Forth CC) - address does not exist. Organiser please contact me.

Paddle to Tokyo

We didn’t want Adam Burgess to feel alone in Tokyo so Stafford & Stone CC is going to paddle there with him! Starting on 1st January 2020 we will log every kilometre each paddler paddles until the 26th July when the Canoe Slalom event starts in Tokyo. The aim is to paddle all the 9506km from the club house in Stone to the start line of the Slalom Course in Tokyo. MORE>

C1 Development Days

Dan Goddard is going to run more C1 Development Days at HPP in January and February. More information (including eligibility) and session details are contained in the poster (click on it for a readable version).

Athletes can sign up to the 2020 training dates HERE>.

More about C1:
C1 Canoe Slalom Technique Website

Interested in developing your C1 canoe slalom skills? Take a look at>

Its main aims are:
• Provide resources to aid C1 development
• Provide discussion on C1 Technique
• Develop common language around C1 Technique



2020 Team Selection

2020 Junior, U23 and Senior Selection Policies> Themes and responses from consultation>

You must register via this link> and enter races through the Online Entry System.

Final qualifiers for the 2020 U23 & Senior selection races>

International Panel – 2020 Tokyo Olympic Team Selection

The British Olympic Association has nominated the following athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games:

K1M: Bradley Forbes-Cryans

K1W: Kimberley Woods

C1W: Mallory Franklin

C1M: Adam Burgess


World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

Tees Barrage Whitewater Access

The England Slalom Talent Programme are pleased to confirm that in early 2020 paddlers can book onto specific gated Slalom sessions at Tees Barrage on Sunday 9th February. Paddlers need to have a coach at the Div 2 and 3 sessions. Times:

Prem and Div 1 10:00 - 11:00  
Div 2and 3 11:00 - 12:00  
Prem and Div 1 12:30 - 13:30  
Div 2and 3 13:30 - 14:30  

For more information and to book onto these sessions click HERE>

England Lee Valley Training – Winter 2019/20

England Canoe Slalom Committee have booked slots on Lee Valley Olympic Course during January, February and March to allow unfunded athletes who have qualified to compete in the GB selection races 2020 to access Lee Valley for their preparation. MORE>

Get Reinstated

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 22/01/2020