Tim Anderson

National Team: Senior

DOB:  26/06/1994
Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
Institute/Academy: NSWIS
Club: Penrith Valley Canoeing
Coach: Julien Billaut
Nickname: Tim
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? Australian Open 2018 – 7th, Junior World Championships 2012, Teams K1M 2nd place, Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2013, 3rd place K1M.
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? Uni – Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)/Science at Sydney Uni, Assistant director of Penrith Junior Paddling Program.
  • Greatest influence on your career? Julien Billaut coming to coach the Australian team in 2013 has made me realise more than anything what I can achieve in this sport and how to go about it. His coaching and general insights into life have been invaluable to me.
  • Who inspires you? Other paddling champions like Peter Kauzer and Michal Martikan for their truly impressive mastery of the sport. Both have a certain fluidity of their style that makes paddling look graceful and easy but fast, which is what I chase in each session on the water.
  • How would your best friend describe you? No idea. Always busy, often late and trying to do too many things at once.
  • Favourite Australian personality? Russell Coight.
  • What scares you the most? Heights. I struggle on high stuff a lot.
  • Superstitions before a race? Not really. I try to forget my team uniform on race day in case I get a medal and I always shave before the race. It makes my face feel like it beads water. Stupid, I know.
  • Favourite place to paddle? Ivrea, Italy
  • Favourite song to paddle to? I never listen to music while paddling. If I did, it would probably be Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)
  • Favourite holiday destination? So far: Prague, the Czech Republic.

International Results

2018
48th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Rio de Janiero, BRA)
10th K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Rio de Janiero, BRA)
25th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)
49th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Krakow, POL)
16th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 (Augsburg, GER)
26th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (La Seu d’Urgell, ESP)

2017
68th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
10th K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Bratislava, SVK)
46th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 (Prague, CZE)
27th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 (Augsburg, GER)

2016
40th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
5th K1 Teams – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Krakow, POL)
32nd K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 4 (Prague, CZE)
31st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5 (Tacen, SLO)
22nd K1 – Oceania Championships (Penrith, NSW)
25th K1 – Australian Open (Penrith, NSW)

2015
16th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Foz do Iguassu, BRA)
11th K1 – Australian Open (Penrith, NSW)
5th K1 – National Championships (Eildon, VIC)
5th C1 – National Championships (Eildon, VIC)

2014
30th K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Penrith, NSW)
28th C1 – Oceania Championships (Penrith, NSW)
19th K1 – Oceania Championships (Penrith, NSW)
27th C1 – Australian Open (Penrith, NSW)
5th K1 – Australian Open (Penrith, NSW)
20th C1 – National Championships (Penrith, NSW)
12th K1 – National Championships (Penrith, NSW)

2013
41st K1 – ICF Canoe Slalom U23 World Championships (Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK)