Calendar for 2021-2
Arina Kontchakov at Lee Valley - picture © Malcolm Cook www.endlessskies.co.uk
Jonny Dickson at Lee Valley - photo © Stephen Harper
Mikey Brown and Angus Gibson at the Scottish
Championships - picture © Gillian Denver
Fiona Pennie and Gary Gibson at the Scottish
Championships - picture © Gillian Denver
Lois Leaver at HPP - picture © Kim Jones.
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Finn Johnson at Chapel Falls
picture © Geoff Reader
Organising an event under Covid restrictions
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
|01 Sep||15 Jul||17 Jun|
|13 May||15 Apr||23 Mar|
|9 Mar||9 Feb||7 Jan|
|28 Nov||ACM 28 Nov||29 Oct|
2021 Slalom ACM
The ACM was held on Saturday 27 November
Lee Valley Training Sessions
Lee Valley WWC are offering training sessions on sessions next weekend (4th/5th December). Priority is for Paddlers who have qualified for GB Selection but are not on any squad.
You need to email Zak to make a booking - email address in "how to book".
Saturday 10:15-11:15, 13:00-14:00 - Sunday 11:00 -12:00, 14:00 – 15:00
Slalom Old Boys Sea Kayaking
As I now need to give a chiropractor 3 weeks notice of a tight stagger sequence I have become more involved in sea kayaking. I am aware a few other slalom paddlers are also interested, so between the 21st and 25th April 2022 I intend loosely organising a gathering on Anglesea. MORE>
Ben Haylett at Lee Valley - photo © Richard Nutter
Prem Rankings for 2020/2021
There were only four races for Prem paddlers this year.
At the September committee meeting it was decided that 50% of races plus 1 race would be used to calculate the end of year ranking. At that time 6 races were expected, so rankings would have been based on the best 4 results. When we lost the Tryweryn races the total number fell to 4, so the formula gives 3.
The Prem Rankings for the year are therefore based on paddlers best three results.
England Slalom Talent Programme Squad
Following on from the England Slalom Talent Programme squad review please find the updated England Slalom Talent Programme Squad List
Lee Valley Water Access
British Canoeing have been working with all partners to secure and develop access for Slalom training at LVWWC. With the easing of Covid restrictions access to UK Programme sessions is now possible. A link for booking will be shared with eligible paddlers shortly. Please see the document Lee Valley Slalom Training Access 2021/22 for more information.
Ciaran Lee Edwards
Podium Potential Coordinator
It's time to return your 2020-21 bib.
At the end of each year you return your bib (by 30th November, please) and get a voucher which you'll exchange for next year's bib. Prems who don't return their bibs will be billed £25.
If you are posting it, please make sure you put enough postage on it (usually £1.53) and include a small stamped addressed envelope for your bib voucher. MORE>
Paul Mew has taken over Vets' bibs, so when your season is done please send your bib to him at 4 Ivy Close, Moneyrow Green, Holyport SL6 2NJ. Don't send an SAE - as part of the transition to online bib application Paul isn't going to issue vouchers. He will keep a record of who is "in credit" for a bib deposit.
Very, very special thanks to Mike Carter for his many years of hard work. Mike was involved in bibs and ranking for an amazing fifty years!
Stafford & Stone Mini Slaloms
The Stafford & Stone Mini Slaloms will take place on 16th January, 30th January and 13th February 2022.
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 for this year only:
● 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 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.
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Last updated 30/11/2021