Lachlan Bassett


National Team: U23

DOB: 04-11-1999
Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
Residence: Penrith, NSW
Institute/Academy: NSWIS
Club: Penrith Valley Canoe Club & Melbourne Canoe Club

Education / current occupation: Retail, V-Firefighter
Started paddling age: 14

  • How did you get into paddling and when? I started paddling in 2013 through Ivanhoe Grammar Schools Kayaking program.
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment in the sport so far? Placing 23rd in  2017 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior & U23 World Championships Bratislava
  • What keeps you busy outside of paddling? Working and Catching up with Friends
  • Greatest influence on your career? Warwick Draper, first coach and three time Olympian in canoe slalom.
  • Who inspires you? Coaches and other athletes. I like to take different aspects from different parts I think they do well.
  • How would your best friend describe you?
  • Favourite Australian personality? Dustin Martin
  • Superstitions before a race? 
  • Favourite place to paddle? Tacen
  • Favourite holiday destination? Prague
  • Favourite song to paddle to? Different song each race
  • On your day off… Beach or catch up with friends 
  • Previous national teams: Slalom: Junior 2016, 2017 U23 Reserve 2019. Wildwater: Junior 2015 U23 2017, 2019, 2020 Senior 2019, 2020

Instagram: @lachiebassett22
Athlete Facebook Page: Lachlan Bassett –  Aus Canoe Athlete
Twitter: @BassettLachlan

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