Simon McTavish

National Team: Senior / U23

DOB: 19/07/96
Hometown:
  Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Current Place of Residence: Avalon, NSW, Australia
Institute/Academy:  NSWIS
Coaches: Jake Michael, Daniel Tilley

  • How did you get into paddling?
    I followed my older brother Fraser into the sport at the age of 15.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far?
    A final in the K2 500m at the Senior World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, 2017.
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? What is your current occupation and/or university degree? I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Project Management.
  • Who has been the greatest influence on your career?
    Murray Stewart has had the greatest influence on my paddling career, being a reliable training partner and good mate.
  • How would your best friend describe you?
    Hilarious.
  • Do you have any superstitions before a race?
    No.
  • What is your favourite course to paddle on?
    Duisburg, Germany.
  • Previous National Teams:
    Junior (2015), U23 (2016-2018), Senior (2017-2018)

Instagram: @simon.mctavish


International Results

2018
12th (K4 500) – ICF World Cup 1 (Szeged, HUN)
10th (K4 500) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)
16th (K1 1000) – ICF World Cup 2 (Duisburg, GER)

2017
9th (K2 500) – ICF World Championships (Racice, CZE)
8th (K4 500) – ICF U23 World Championships (Pitesti, ROU)
14th (K2 1000) – ICF World Cup 2 (Szeged, HUN)
19th (K2 1000) – ICF World Cup 3 (Belgrade, SRB)

2016
5th (K2 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Minsk, BLR)
9th (K4 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Minsk, BLR)

2014
7th (K2 1000) – ICF Junior World Championships (Szeged, HUN)