Gabriel Keen training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones. More on Instagram @kim_jones_photography



Email your best slalom action photos to .

Applications open for British Canoeing Director (England) role

Applications are now open for the role of British Canoeing Director (England) for March 2021. Please see British Canoeing website voluntary vacancies page>.

Selection Policy for 2021

The draft Selection Policy for 2021 is HERE>. Feedback is being accepted until midday 28th October via THIS LINK>.

Gareth Wilson, Podium Technical Coach, British Canoeing

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

Stafford & Stone Mini Slaloms 2021

17th Jan, 31st Jan and 14th Feb

If it is possible under guidance from the government and British Canoeing we hope to run the mini slalom series on the above dates, but please appreciate the situation may change very quickly.


Will Smith training at Shepperton - picture © Richard van Wyk,
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Arina Kontchakov training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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Harry Evans training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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Megan Hamer-Evans training at Lee Valley
picture © Kim Jones.
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Kim Woods training at Lee Valley - picture © Kim Jones.
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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

C1 Development

Have a look at Dan Goddard's C1 Canoe Slalom Technique Website>

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.

Minutes of Committee Meetings

23 Sep 19 Aug 29 Jul
3 Jun   1 Apr   1 Feb
1 Dec   ACM 30 Nov

2020 ACM

This year's ACM will be held on Saturday 28 November 2020 via ZOOM.

The committee is working through the practicalities of how a virtual ACM will work and will provide an update, along with the agenda, later in October. In the meantime, any questions, please contact .


Whether you love connecting with nature, spending time with friends and family or challenging yourself to go the distance, we want to know what inspires you to get out on the water. Fill out our survey and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic paddling prizes!

We want to hear about your paddling, your views and your experience of British Canoeing. By taking part in our survey, youíll be helping to ensure that British Canoeing can be there for all our members, as well as independent paddlers in England.

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.


Draft Calendar for 2021

Here is the DRAFT CALENDAR FOR 2021>. DON'T make bookings, etc, on the strength of it - everything can change, as we found out this year!

The online draft calendar is HERE and it might be more up to date.

Katie Shattock training at HPP - picture © Kim Jones. More on Instagram @kim_jones_photography

Racing Season to Extend Over Two Years

The committee has decided to have a combined 2020/2021 racing season. No further ranking races will be held in 2020, but this will allow paddlers to carry over points earned in the early part of this year and we expect a full programme of races in 2021. MORE>

About Bibs...

Paddlers will (with the exception of the handful who were promoted) have the same bibs for 2021 as for 2020. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR BIB THIS YEAR - there is no point, since you would just get the same bib back again next year. We will need a "bib application" next year, which can probably be done on line.

British Canoeing has suspended all events up to 31st July (that is, sprint, marathon etc as well as slalom). MORE>

Training at Tully

Please use this timetable to help you plan your training at Grandtully. This isn't intended to set limits, rather to help you plan training to make it easier to maintain physical distancing whilst training and also maximise the quality of training. Whilst people are travelling less internationally or Nationally, we anticipate that Grandtully will be quite busy at the weekends.

Jon Schofield

2020 Junior, U23 and Senior Selection Policies>

World Class Programme Qualification Policy>

Covid Safety Guidelines for Paddling



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Last updated 28/10/2020