Joely Walling at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter


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Jonny Dickson at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter

Michael Denvir at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter

Deio Thomas at Lee Valley - photo © Bob Starling

Calendar for 2022

Minutes of Committee Meetings

    02 Mar   19 Jan
Committee Terms of Reference


7 May Alva Div 3/4 8 May Alva Div 3/4
  Symonds Yat Div 3/4   Symonds Yat Div 3/4
14 May Extreme Selection (M)   Extreme Selection (W)
  Llandysul Div 2/3   Llandysul Lake Div 4
  Wagon Lane Div 3/4    
15 May Llandysul Div 2/3   Llandysul Lake Div 4
  Wagon Lane Div 3/4    


Extreme Slalom International Panel

Selection Announcement – 17th May 2022


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.

The coaching team will be joined by two-time Olympian Fiona Pennie. With nearly 30 years of experience in the sport, winning medals at Junior, U23 and Senior World and European events, Fiona will be with the coaching team for the week. She will share her sporting knowledge and her athlete experience, and running boat repair masterclasses during the camp.

So if you want to rub shoulders with an Olympian and learn from her experience, join our Slalom School Summer training camp! More details about the camp and how to book are available HERE>

We hope that English clubs will join this training camp in support of their own paddlers. Programme coaches will work collaboratively with club coaches on a joint training programme across the week. If you wish to attend separately from your club and you fulfil the Slalom School eligibility criteria then please SIGN UP HERE. We encourage early confirmation.

If you do not currently  fulfil the Slalom School eligibility criteria then please directly email and I will put you on a waiting list until we can confirm whether there will be an appropriate coach to paddler support ratio.

Daniel Thompson
Talent Operations Coordinator

The England Talent Slalom School Programme is a training and development opportunity for athletes and club coaches at various moving and white water venues, developing technical and coaching skills in athletes and club coaches. It is primarily aimed at J14s in Div 2 and J15s in Div 1. MORE>

England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List

Slalom Legend David Florence announces retirement

David Florence at the August 2021 Senior Selection Series, Lee Valley - picture © Malcolm Cook

British Canoe Slalom legend David Florence has announced his retirement from competitive paddling. As one of the world’s top slalom canoeists, David leaves a unparallelled legacy in the sport, and having been a member of the British senior team for an incredible 21 years, he will hang up his paddles with an unprecedented medal record in Great Britain. With three Olympic silver medals and three world championships titles, David has also been European Champion and has won more than 25 World Cup medals, including seven gold. MORE>

International Panel: GB Teams 2022

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>

GB Senior, U23 and Junior Teams 2022>

Selection Results Matrix>

2022 Canoe Slalom & Extreme Slalom Selection Policy>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

Pan Celtic Cup 2022

Teams for Cardiff


England Team Selection for Bala Mill Div 2/3/4 on 4 June: Veterans, J14, J12, J10

The team will be selected from this year's rankings as at 16 May because juniors progress so fast over a year. The J10 will be a new event and will be run on the Div 4 course.

You need to do your own entry to be considered for the squad.

There will be a team event on the Saturday after the individual events.

To register your interest or for any questions email

The team will be posted on the start list.

Joe Clarke at GB Selection - picture © Richard Nutter

If You Are Promoted

You will need to apply for your new bib on the Bib Application System (BAS). You can declare that you are returning your old bib to avoid paying a new bib deposit.

Slalom School Coach Award Training

The England Talent Canoe Slalom Programme supports informal coach development opportunities through our Slalom School programme. This year we will also provide formal coach qualification opportunities.

The core training will be delivered online, and the discipline specific training at a Slalom School weekend at HPP and Matlock on June 4th and 5th. MORE>

Bib Application System

The online Bib Application System (BAS) is now live. Apply for yours now>

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.

The bib officers aren't Amazon Prime. Get your application in well before your first race!

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.

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Last updated 20/05/2022