ALL STATES SLALOM CAMP A SUCCESS

It was so great to see an enthusiastic bunch of slalom paddlers from NSW and Victoria back at Penrith Whitewater Stadium for the All States Camp over the June long weekend after the course being closed due to algae issues. Luckily for them, the green light for water quality was given the week before the event! Sadly, the last minute course opening saw our friends from Tassie and WA (and the other states) unable to attend.
Paddlers ranged from those nervously making their first lap of the challenging course to those who were doing some last minute training before heading overseas to race. It was also the first time specific coaching for kayak cross has been provided at an All States Camp. Launching off the new mechanical start ramp was a hit with the kids.
Paddlers from across Australia joined to train at Penrith Whitewater Stadium
These camps are a great initiate of the PA Slalom Technical Committee and are aimed at  filling the gap between grass roots slalom and the High Performance program by creating more canoe slalom activity at the community level, on a national basis.
Thanks to Western Sydney Whitewater Club (supported by Big River Canoe Club) for hosting and thanks to all of the amazing volunteer coaches and helpers for making the weekend such a success!
Emmie Barratt coaching some of the girls at the camp
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