Sid Griffiths at HPP - picture Malcolm Cook


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Calendar for 2024

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Joely Walling at GB Selection
Picture Richard Nutter

Alfie Boote at GB Selection
Picture Richard Nutter

Lara Elcock at the Graveyard - picture

Callum Walling at HPP - picture Malcolm Cook

Grace Shardlow at HPP - picture Malcolm Cook

Minutes of Committee Meetings

9 Apr   24 Feb   6 Jan
2023   14 Dec   29 Nov
2023 ACM 25 Nov


6 May Cardiff Bay Prem   Cardiff Bay Pool Div 4
11 May Llandysul Div 2/3 12 May Llandysul Div 2/3
  Alva Div 3/4   Alva Div 3/4
  Wagon Lane Div 3/4   Wagon Lane Div 3/4
  Llandysul Lake Div 4   Llandysul Lake Div 4


Inter-Clubs 7 8 September

Applications are now being taken for the Inter-Club Championships 2024. This event will be held at Cardington, Bedford on September 7th & 8th. For further information and an application form please email MORE>

Tacen Euros 16-19 May

With the Paris '24 Olympic Games less than three months away, the European Canoe Assocation have negotiated a deal with to stream the 2024 European Canoe Slalom Championships live from Tacen in Slovenia.

Many of the world's top slalom paddlers will be in action, some preparing for Paris, others competing for a place. Watch the action live and free of charge with

The streaming is free, you just need to register. It will include live English commentary and will remain available on demand after the event. The heats will be streamed (without commentary) on YouTube.

Malcolm Johnson

Llandysul River Festival 7th 11th August 2024

We are pleased to be running the Llandysul Paddlers River Festival again this year. If you haven't come before, the idea is to have a few fun activities leading up to and during our Division 2,3,4 slalom. MORE>

Pan Celtic Cup 2024

Seniors, J23, J18 and J16 will race at HPP Prem /1 on Saturday 22nd June. J8, J10, J12, J14, C2, and Veterans/Masters will race at Kilnhurst Div 2 on 21/22 September MORE>

England Team for Pan Celtic Cup

The team will be selected using the highest ranked paddlers. MORE>

Kayak Cross at Lee Valley - picture Richard Ramsay

Canoe Slalom & Kayak Cross International Panel

Programme Qualification Policy for Canoe Slalom & Kayak Cross for qualification to the World Class Programme from 1st January 2025.

This is published ahead of the 2024 International season so that athletes know how performances will be assessed for programme places in 2025. Funding beyond 31st March 2025 will not be known until December 2024, but this sets out the intention subject to ongoing funding. It can also be found here.

2024 U23 and Junior Teams>   Junior Selection Results>   U23 Selection Results>

Policies and Selection>

Kayak Cross Teams 2024

Canoe and Kayak Combined Prize

The England Slalom Talent Programme and Peak PS are establishing a new award to encourage young paddlers who improve their combined ranking in canoe and kayak disciplines. Prizes will be on offer to the male and female paddlers aged under 16 who accumulate the greatest combined points total in kayak and canoe. This combined ranking table will enable  paddlers to track their progress.

More detail and rules can be found HERE>

Slalom Progress Awards

Last year Canoe Wales and the England Slalom Talent Programme, in conjunction with the England Slalom Committee, presented the new Slalom Progress Awards. We have updated the Awards for this year. MORE>

Please Volunteer - Your sport needs you!

We are in desperate need of volunteers. Please contact Sally Atkinson or Matt Crowhurst if you are interested in helping out at Canoe Slalom Div 1 and/or Prem events. It doesn't have to be for the whole day - even an hour can be really helpful. MORE>

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad

The England Slalom Talent Programme have published their Qualification Criteria for 2024/25. A link can be found HERE>

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List 2023/24>

Training Opportunities at Lee Valley

There are regular training opportunities at Lee Valley Whitewater Centre on water pumped for our Southern-based squads during weekday evenings and over various weekends. Access costs 15 per session on the Olympic Course and 10 per session on the Legacy Course.

Sessions are un-coached and open only to paddlers ranked in Prem or Div 1. If your club wants to use these opportunities then please email Capacity in each slot is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. MORE DETAILS>

Daniel Thompson

Slalom sessions are now on the LV website to book. Email to ask them to add the slalom waiver to your account and the sessions will then show on the booking app under Olympic Slalom.

Paddler access to programme water at Lee Valley>

Get Ranked!

2024 Division 4 Races and Starting in Slalom - a trial for the 2024 season

Division 4 slaloms remain an important part of our sport, introducing paddlers and giving them water time and race experience, but for 2024 there will no longer be automatic promotion from Div 4 to Div 3. MORE>

New C2 pairings

Apply direct to the C2 Bib Officer - you do not need to go through reinstatement. Ranked C2 pairs may enter races at any level.

There is now only one division in C2. Any pair can now get together, as casually as they wish, to race in C2 at Div 2, Div 3 and Div 4 races, but they will only get a ranking if they apply for a bib. No bib, no ranking. 

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Last updated 14/05/2024