Tim Anderson

National Team: Senior

DOB:  26/06/1994
Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
Institute/Academy: NSWIS
Club: Penrith Valley Canoeing (PVC)
Coach: Julien Billaut
Nickname: Tim
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? Oceania Champion 2019, Junior World Championship Team Silver medal 2012
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? Uni (4th year engineering/science degree at USYD), Coaching slalom for PVC, Working at Horizon Line Canoes
  • Greatest influence on your career? Probably my coach, Julien Billaut. I used to follow his career in the late 2010’s and then he showed me how to properly train for canoe slalom and basically all the advanced skills I have now.
  • Who inspires you? Peter Kauzer, Cathy Freeman, Ricky Ponting. 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 train to? I like training in the gym to DMX – X gon give it to ya
  • Favourite holiday destination? So far: Prague, the Czech Republic.

International Results

2019
17th MK1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, La Seu, Spain
45th MK1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 5, Prague, Czech Republic
60th MK1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3, Tacen, Slovenia
24th MK1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2, Bratislava, Slovakia
26th MK1 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1, Lee Valley, UK

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)