Meet our Paddle Australia Olympic and Paralympic sprint and slalom paddlers and follow our AUS Paddle Team as the team prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, now to be held in 2021, as well as Paris 2024 and beyond.
We are proud to have all our AUS Olympic Team canoe slalom and canoe sprint paddlers already confirmed and selected in 2020 with all quota spots for Australia locked in as well.
While our current Paracanoe squad has also already secured Australia the maximum number of quota spots for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the final team is yet to be selected in 2021.
Find out more about the team on this page, including all the news around athletes as well as useful information about our Olympic and Paralympic paddle disciplines.
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Meet the Athletes
About Canoe Slalom
What is Canoe Slalom?
Canoe slalom is a timed event where competitors navigate a whitewater course by passing through a combination of upstream and downstream gates. Each course is different but can be a maximum of 300 metres in length and contain a maximum of 25 gates, with a minimum of six upstream gates. The type of gate is designated by colour, red for upstream and green for downstream. Courses are designed so the leading athletes will complete them in a time of between 90 and 110 seconds, though time penalties can be incurred for touching a gate (two seconds) and missing a gate (50 seconds).
Canoe slalom is contested by two types of boat, canoe (C) and kayak (K). In canoe, a single-blade paddle is used by an athlete who is strapped into the boat with their legs bent at the knees and tucked under their body, in contrast to the double-bladed paddle used in a seated position in kayak. At international level there are four individual events (K1W, K1M, C1W, C1M). The C1W event will make its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, replacing the men’s C2, which had been part of the Olympic program in 1972 and then from 1992 until 2016.
The decision to replace the men’s C2 with the women’s C1 for the 2020 Olympics was taken to ensure slalom met the IOC’s gender equity criteria.
Canoe slalom originated in Switzerland in 1933 as a summer alternative to slalom skiing, and was initially competed on a flatwater course. Switzerland hosted the first world championships in Geneva in 1949 and the discipline made its Olympic debut as an introduction sport at the 1972 Games in Munich, when all four gold medals were won by East Germany. It was a further 20 years before canoe slalom returned to the Olympic Games, but this time as a core sport.
France (57) has won the most world titles in canoe slalom, but combining Czechoslovakia (33), Czech Republic (30) and Slovakia (25) would both exceed that total. Paddle Australia’s Jessica Fox is the most successful female as well as individual (male and female) canoe slalom paddler in the world with 10 world titles to her name. Slovakia’s Michal Martikán (SVK, 15) has won the most world titles in the discipline (individual and team events).
Things you need to know
- Canoe slalom is a race against the clock through a combination of up and downstream gates on a whitewater course.
- The course length and number of gates varies with a maximum of 25 gates and length of 300 meters.
- The course is set with a mix of upstream and downstream gates; each presents a unique challenge for the athlete, significantly testing their ability to read and work with the water flow whilst maintaining their trajectory, balance and speed.
- The direction the athlete must travel through each gate is indicated by colour: red for upstream and green for downstream.
- There are a minimum of six upstream gates on each course.
- Course designers set the gate patterns with the aim of utilising the water features – eddies, waves and stoppers – to create a competitive course. No two courses are the same.
- The course is designed so that the fastest athletes will stop-the-clock between 90 to 110 seconds.
- Athletes can incur time penalties with two-seconds added for a gate touch and 50-seconds for missing a gate.
- International competitions have a qualification round followed by a semifinal and final with only 10 athletes in the final.
- There are six events within canoe slalom with both men and women contesting the kayak and canoe singles (K1W, K1M, C1W, C1M); there is also mixed canoe doubles.
- The Olympic Programme currently consists of four classes K1M, K1W, C1M and C1W.
- The difference between a kayak and a canoe is simple; it’s the number of blades on the paddle and the athlete’s position in the boat.
- In kayak, the paddler is seated and uses a double-bladed paddle pulling the blade through the water on alternate sides to propel the boat forward.
- In canoe, the paddle has a single-blade and the athlete is strapped into the boat with their legs bent at the knees and tucked under their body.
- Canoe slalom, which was originally modelled on ski slalom, began in Switzerland in 1933 on flatwater, but soon switched to whitewater rapids.
- The first Slalom World Championships were held in 1949 in Geneva under the auspices of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and were a biannual event until 1999.
- Since 2002, the senior World Championships are run every non-Olympic year with Junior and U23 age categories contested annually since 2012.
- In the 1960’s canals began to be diverted from rivers to create dedicated man-made competition runs.
- Canoe slalom was an introduction sport at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, and became a core sport at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
- The Augsburg Eiskanal course that was used for the Munich Games was the first artificial whitewater course constructed and set the blueprint for modern day competition courses.
- The women’s C1 class was introduced at the 2010 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships and will make its Olympic debut in 2020 at the Tokyo Games.
- Boat design has changed dramatically since the sports inception with canvas folding canoes replaced by fiberglass and now carbon fiber.
Australia’s whitewater slalom canoeists first competed at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where Danielle Woodward won the silver medal in the women’s K1 event.
In Beijing 2008, Robin Bell bettered his fourth from Athens, winning bronze in the men’s C1. Teammate Jacqueline Lawrence was a surprise silver medallist in the women’s K1 event.
In 2012 at just 18 years of age, Youth Olympic Champion Jessica Fox shocked the London field to finish with the silver medal in the women’s K1 event. She followed-up with a bronze medal in the women’s K1 event in Rio.
At Tokyo 2020, Jessica Fox will represent Australia in both the women’s K1 as well as the women’s C1 event.
|Rio 2016||Bronze||Jessica Fox||K1 Women|
|London 2012||Silver||Jessica Fox||K1 Women|
|Beijing 2008||Silver||Jacqueline Lawrence||K1 Women|
|Beijing 2008||Bronze||Robin Bell||C1 Men|
|Barcelona 1992||Silver||Danielle Woodward||K1 Women|
|NAME:||OLYMPICS COMPETED IN:||MEDALS WON:|
|Ian Borrows||Rio 2016|
|Lucien Delfour||Rio 2016|
|Jessica Fox||Rio 2016||Bronze|
|Jessica Fox||London 2012||Silver|
|Robin Jeffery||London 2012|
|Kynan Maley||London 2012|
|Warwick Draper||London 2012|
|Jacqueline Lawrence||Beijing 2008||Silver|
|Robin Bell||Beijing 2008||Bronze|
|Mark Bellofiore||Beijing 2008|
|Warwick Draper||Beijing 2008|
|Lachlan Milne||Beijing 2008|
|Mark Bellofiore||Athens 2004|
|Warwick Draper||Athens 2004|
|Lachlan Milne||Athens 2004|
|Louise Natoli||Athens 2004|
|Robin Bell||Athens 2004|
|Robin Bell||Sydney 2000|
|Andrew Farrance||Sydney 2000|
|Kai Swoboda||Sydney 2000|
|John Wilkie||Sydney 2000|
|Danielle Woodward||Sydney 2000|
|Justin Boocock||Alanta 1996|
|Mia Farrance||Alanta 1996|
|John Felton||Alanta 1996|
|Richard Macguire||Alanta 1996|
|Matthew Pallister||Alanta 1996|
|Andy Wilson||Alanta 1996|
|Danielle Woodward||Alanta 1996|
|Peter Eckhardt||Barcelona 1992|
|Matthew Pallister||Barcelona 1992|
|Andy Wilson||Barcelona 1992|
|Danielle Woodward||Barcelona 1992||Silver|
Meet the Athletes - Kayak Men
Meet the Athletes - Kayak Women
Meet the Athletes - Canoe Women
About Canoe Sprint
What is Canoe Sprint?
Canoe sprint takes place on a flatwater course and races are contested by two types of boat, canoe (C) and kayak (K). In a canoe, the paddler competes in a striding position using a single-blade paddle, in contrast to the double-bladed paddle used in a sitting position in a kayak. At Olympic level, canoe sprint events are contested over 200m, 500m (both men and women) and 1000m (men) both individually and in teams of up to four.
Canoe sprint made its debut at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 with nine men’s events, with that number reduced to eight years later in London 1948 to accommodate the first women’s race at the Games, the K1W 500m. Canoe sprint has featured in every Games since,
For London 2012, flatwater changed its name to canoe sprint and introduced the 200m distance for the men’s and women’s K1 as well as the men’s C1 events.
The canoe sprint program for the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2016 Rio Olympic Games consisted of 12 events, eight for men and four for women. Tokyo 2020 will see an equal number of events and quotas for men and women for the first time.
Australia has been presented in canoe sprint at every Games, with Hungary (77) having claimed the most medals in canoe sprint at the Olympic Games,
Things you need to know
- Canoe sprint is a race to the line on a flatwater course with international competition set over four distances: 200, 500, 1000 and at World Cup or World Championships additionally also over 5000 meters.
- Races are contested as individuals and teams with up to four athletes in a boat.
- Both canoes and kayaks compete in the sprint discipline and are distinguished on the results sheet by their initial letter C and K followed by the number of competitors in the boat, the gender and then the distance. For example, K1M 200m is kayak men’s singles over 200 meters.
- In a kayak, the paddler is seated and uses a double-bladed paddle pulling the blade through the water on alternate sides to propel the boat forward.
- In a canoe, the paddle has a single-blade and the athlete uses a striding position with one knee on the deck and the other foot forward allowing room to pull the paddle down their preferred side of the canoe.
- In international competition races are split into nine lanes that are allocated randomly in the initial heats; subsequently lane positions are set by qualification time: five being the fastest to qualify, then six, four, three, two, seven, eight, one and nine.
- The Olympic Games is an exception, with races comprising of eight athletes with the fastest two occupying lanes four and five after the initial preliminary shakeout.
- Following the approval of the International Olympic Committee on the 16th May 1934, canoe sprint became an Olympic discipline and debuted at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
- The modern International Canoe Federation (ICF) was established in 1946.
- The 1948 London Olympic Games saw the introduction of the first women’s medals with the K1W 500m class.
- The 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships was a significant milestone for the sport, with the introduction of C1W 200m, an exhibition C2 W500m race and the inclusion of seven Paracanoe events.
- The 200m distance was introduced at the 2012 London Olympic Games for the K1M, K1W and C1M.
- The programme for the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2016 Rio Olympic Games consisted of 12 events, eight for men and four for women.
- Tokyo 2020 will see an equal number of events and quotas for men and women for the first time. Women’s C1 200 and C2 500 will be introduced, while the men’s C1 200 and K2 200 will not be held.
Australia first competed in canoe/kayak in Melbourne in 1956 with Dennis Green and Wally Brown winning a bronze medal in the now discontinued K2 10,000m event on the Olympic course in Ballarat. Green ultimately competed in five Olympic Games and carried the Australian flag in the Opening Ceremony at Munich 1972.
The second Australian canoe/kayak medal came in Moscow 1980 when John Sumegi finished second in the K1 500m. He also finished a close fourth in the 1000m.
Australia’s first gold medal in the sport almost went to Grant Davies in the K1 1000m at Seoul 1988. Initially it was thought that Davies had won the event and he even signed to collect the gold medal. On closer inspection of the finish, the officials reversed the initial result, giving the gold medal to Greg Barton of the United States by a victory margin of .005 seconds. Davies was gracious in accepting the result when he said words to the effect, “If that’s the worst thing that will happen to me in my life, then I won’t be too badly off.”
Clint Robinson wrote history, when he won Australia’s first gold medal winning the K1 1000m in Barcelona 1992. With a bronze medal in the K1 1000m at Atlanta 1996 and a silver medal, with Nathan Baggaley, in the K2 500m at Athens 2004, Robinson is Australia’s most-decorated Olympic paddler. Three medals made 1996 Australia’s best Olympic Games results so far for Canoe Sprint Racing.
In Atlanta 1996, Katrin Borcher and Anna Wood (Cox)won Australia’s first women’s Olympic canoe sprint medal, a bronze in the women’s K2 500. In Sydney 2000 Borchert added another bronze in the same class.
In 2008 Ken Wallace emerged as Australia’s new flatwater champion, winning gold in the K1 500m and bronze in the K1 1000m. The women’s K4 500m also secured bronze.
London 2012 again saw Australia take home gold when the Aussie team of Murray Stewart, David Smith, Tate Smith and Jacob Clear took out the K4 1000m. In a near-perfect race, the Australians held a 0.09 second lead at the halfway mark before going on to claim victory by 0.61 seconds ahead of Hungary at the Eton Dorney course.
At Rio 2016 Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame took home the bronze medal in the K2 500m.
|Rio 2016||Bronze||Lachlan Tame
|K2 Men 1000|
|London 2012||Gold||Murray Stewart
|K4 Men 1000|
|Beijing 2008||Gold||Ken Wallace||K1 500 Men|
|Beijing 2008||Bronze||Ken Wallace||K1 1000 Men|
|Beijing 2008||Bronze||Chantal Meek
|K4 500 Women|
|Athens 2004||Silver||Nathan Baggaley
|K2 500 Men|
|Sydney 2000||Silver||Daniel Collins
|K2 500 Men|
|Sydney 2000||Bronze||Katrin Borchert||K1 500 Women|
|Alanta 1996||Bronze||Katrin Borchert||K1 500 Women|
|Alanta 1996||Bronze||Daniel Collins
|K2 500 Mem|
|Alanta 1996||Bronze||Clint Robinson||K1 1000 Men|
|Alanta 1996||Bronze||Katrin Borchert
Anna Wood (Cox)
|K2 500 Women|
|Barcelona 1992||Gold||Clint Robinson||K1 1000 Men|
|Barcelona 1992||Bronze||Ramon Andersson
|K4 1000 Men|
|Seoul 1988||Silver||Grant Davies||K1 1000 Men|
|Seoul 1988||Bronze||Peter Foster
|K2 1000 Men|
|Los Angeles 1984||Bronze||Grant Kenny
|K2 1000 Men|
|Moscow 1980||Silver||John Sumegi||K1 500 Men|
|Melbourne 1956||Bronze||Walter Brown & Dennis Green||K2 10,000 Men|
|NAME:||OLYMPICS COMPETED IN:||MEDALS WON:|
|Daniel Bowker||Rio 2016|
|Alyssa Bull||Rio 2016|
|Alyce Burnett||Rio 2016|
|Riley Fitzsimmons||Rio 2016|
|Ferenc Szeksardi||Rio 2016|
|Lachlan Tame||Rio 2016|
|Jordan Wood||Rio 2016|
|Martin Marinov||Rio 2016|
|Jacob Clear||Rio 2016|
|Ken Wallace||Rio 2016|
|Stephen Bird||Rio 2016|
|Murray Stewart||Rio 2016|
|Stephen Bird||London 2012|
|Jo Brigden-Jones||London 2012|
|Jake Donaghey||London 2012|
|Naomi Flood||London 2012|
|Lyndsie Fogarty||London 2012|
|Alex Haas||London 2012|
|Rachel Lovell||London 2012|
|Sebastian Marczak||London 2012|
|Alana Nicholls||London 2012|
|Jesse Dean Phillips||London 2012|
|Murray Stewart||London 2012||Gold|
|Jacob Clear||London 2012||Gold|
|Hannah Davis||London 2012|
|Dave Smith||London 2012||Gold|
|Tate Smith||London 2012||Gold|
|Ken Wallace||London 2012|
|Jacob Clear||Beijing 2008|
|Hannah Davis||Beijing 2008||Bronze|
|Lyndsie Fogarty||Beijing 2008||Bronze|
|Torsten Lachmann||Beijing 2008|
|Tony Schumacher||Beijing 2008|
|Dave Smith||Beijing 2008|
|Tate Smith||Beijing 2008|
|Ken Wallace||Beijing 2008||Gold|
|Clint Robinson||Beijing 2008|
|Chantal Meek||Beijing 2008||Bronze|
|Lisa Oldenhof||Beijing 2008||Bronze|
|Kate Barclay||Athens 2004|
|Paula Harvey (Sparling)||Athens 2004|
|Martin Marinov||Athens 2004|
|Chantal Meek||Athens 2004|
|Lisa Oldenhof||Athens 2004|
|Amanda Rankin||Athens 2004|
|David Rhodes||Athens 2004|
|Susan Tegg||Athens 2004|
|Daniel Collins||Athens 2004|
|Clint Robinson||Athens 2004||2 x Silver|
|Nathan Baggaley||Athens 2004||Silver|
|Nathan Baggaley||Sydney 2000|
|Ross Chaffer||Sydney 2000|
|Amanda Simper||Sydney 2000|
|Shane Suska||Sydney 2000|
|Luke Young||Sydney 2000|
|Daniel Collins||Sydney 2000||Silver|
|Kerri Randle||Sydney 2000|
|Clint Robinson||Sydney 2000|
|Andrew Trim||Sydney 2000||Silver|
|Anna Wood (Cox)||Sydney 2000|
|Katrin Borchert||Sydney 2000||Bronze|
|Cameron McFadzean||Sydney 2000|
|Brian Morton||Sydney 2000|
|Yanda Nossiter||Sydney 2000|
|Shelley Oates-Wilding||Sydney 2000|
|Peter Scott||Sydney 2000|
|Katrin Borchert||Alanta 1996||Bronze|
|Natalie Hunter (Hood)||Alanta 1996|
|Grant Leury||Alanta 1996|
|Paul Lynch||Alanta 1996|
|Cameron McFadzean||Alanta 1996|
|Brian Morton||Alanta 1996|
|Yanda Nossiter||Alanta 1996|
|Shelley Oates-Wilding||Alanta 1996|
|Peter Scott||Alanta 1996|
|Jim Walker||Alanta 1996|
|Ramon Andersson||Alanta 1996|
|Daniel Collins||Alanta 1996||Bronze|
|Lynda Lehmann (Payne)||Alanta 1996|
|Clint Robinson||Alanta 1996||Bronze|
|Andrew Trim||Alanta 1996||Bronze|
|Anna Wood (Cox)||Alanta 1996||Bronze|
|Ramon Andersson||Barcelona 1992||Bronze|
|Daniel Collins||Barcelona 1992|
|Denise Cooper||Barcelona 1992|
|Lynda Lehmann (Payne)||Barcelona 1992|
|Gayle Mayes||Barcelona 1992|
|Kerri Randle||Barcelona 1992|
|Clint Robinson||Barcelona 1992||Gold|
|Ian Rowling||Barcelona 1992||Bronze|
|Andrew Trim||Barcelona 1992|
|Anna Wood (Cox)||Barcelona 1992|
|Kelvin Graham||Barcelona 1992||Bronze|
|Martin Hunter||Barcelona 1992|
|Steven Wood||Barcelona 1992||Bronze|
|Grant Davies||Seoul 1988||Silver|
|Peter Foster||Seoul 1988||Bronze|
|Paul Gilmour||Seoul 1988|
|Kelvin Graham||Seoul 1988||Bronze|
|Martin Hunter||Seoul 1988|
|Bryan Thomas||Seoul 1988|
|Steven Wood||Seoul 1988|
|Grant Kenny||Seoul 1988|
|Elizabeth Blencowe (Thompson)||Los Angeles 1984|
|John Doak||Los Angeles 1984|
|Rob Doak||Los Angeles 1984|
|Peter Genders||Los Angeles 1984|
|Grant Kenny||Los Angeles 1984||Bronze|
|Raymond Martin||Los Angeles 1984|
|Martin Ralph||Los Angeles 1984|
|Scott Wooden||Los Angeles 1984|
|Barry Kelly||Los Angeles 1984||Bronze|
|Crosbie Baulch||Moscow 1980|
|Barry Kelly||Moscow 1980|
|Robert Lee||Moscow 1980|
|Keneth Vidler||Moscow 1980|
|John Sumegi||Moscow 1980||Silver|
|Graham Gillies||Montreal 1976|
|Helen Jacobson||Montreal 1976|
|John Sumegi||Montreal 1976|
|John Trail||Montreal 1976|
|Susanne Anderson (Whitebrook)||Montreal 1976|
|Adrian Powell||Montreal 1976|
|John Southwood||Montreal 1976|
|Dennis Heussner||Montreal 1976|
|Rodney Fox||Munich 1972|
|Dennis Heussner||Munich 1972|
|Graham Johnson||Munich 1972|
|Dennis Green||Munich 1972|
|Adrian Powell||Munich 1972|
|Gordon Jeffery||Munich 1972|
|John Southwood||Munich 1972|
|John Southwood||Mexico 1968|
|Dennis Green||Mexico 1968|
|Barry Stuart||Mexico 1968|
|Phil Coles||Mexico 1968|
|Adrian Powell||Mexico 1968|
|Gordon Jeffery||Mexico 1968|
|Margaret Buck||Tokyo 1964|
|Gordon Jeffery||Tokyo 1964|
|Vid Juricskay||Tokyo 1964|
|Lynette Wagg (Done)||Tokyo 1964|
|Fred Wasmer||Tokyo 1964|
|Dennis Green||Tokyo 1964|
|Barry Stuart||Tokyo 1964|
|Phil Coles||Tokyo 1964|
|Dennis McGuire||Tokyo 1964|
|Adrian Powell||Tokyo 1964|
|Phil Coles||Rome 1960|
|Dennis McGuire||Rome 1960|
|Cynthia Nicholas (Nadalin)||Rome 1960|
|Adrian Powell||Rome 1960|
|Heidi Beard (Sager)||Rome 1960|
|Dennis Green||Rome 1960|
|Allan Livingstone||Rome 1960|
|Barry Stuart||Rome 1960|
|Max Baldwin||Melbourne 1956|
|Walter Brown||Melbourne 1956||Bronze|
|Edith Cochrane||Melbourne 1956|
|Rue Collins||Melbourne 1956|
|Marc Faulks||Melbourne 1956|
|Dennis Green||Melbourne 1956||Bronze|
|Bryan Harper||Melbourne 1956|
|Keith Jackson||Melbourne 1956|
|William Jones||Melbourne 1956|
|Allan Livingstone||Melbourne 1956|
|Tom Ohman||Melbourne 1956|
|Barry Stuart||Melbourne 1956|
Meet the Athletes
What is Paracanoe?
Paracanoe is the canoeing discipline for athletes with an impairment and races are contested by two types of boat, kayak (K) and va’a (V).
The kayak is propelled by a double-blade paddle, while the va’a is an outrigger canoe which has an ama (second pontoon) as a support float and is used with a single-blade paddle. Both kayak and va’a have three different classes of event for men and women, depending on the classification of an athlete’s impairment, with KL1, KL2 and KL3 for kayak and VL1, VL2 and VL3 for va’a. At international level all paracanoe races are individual events and competed at a distance of 200m.
Paracanoe began as an initiative by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to allow athletes with an impairment to compete in the sport. The discipline featured with exhibition status under the name paddleability at the 2009 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, NS, Canada, and was given official status as paracanoe at the following year’s edition in Poznan, Poland. Later in 2010, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced at a meeting in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China, that paracanoe would make its debut at the Paralympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. There were six medal events at the Games (three men, three women), all in the kayak category.
In 2020 in Tokyo Va’a will make its Paralympic debut, with three medal events – two for men, one for women – taking to nine races overall on the paracanoe programme.
Australia secured all four quota spots for paracanoeing at Tokyo 2020 with athletes able to double up in more than one event.
Paddle Australia’s paracanoe squad secured Paddle Australia nomination in 2020, but will have to confirm Paralympics Australia Team selection in 2021.
International competition exists in Kayak and Va’a events:
K-1 & V1 200 Metre (KL1)
K-1 & V1 200 Metre (KL2)
K-1 & V1 200 Metre (KL3)
K-1 & V-1 200 Metre (KL1)
K-1 & V-1 200 Metre (KL2)
K-1 & V-1 200 Metre (KL3)
Gold – Curtis McGrath, KL2 Men 200
Silver – Amanda Reynolds, KL3 Women 200
Bronze – Susan Seipel – KL2 Women 200
Jocelyn Neumueller (SA)
Curtis McGrath (QLD), Gold Medal
Amanda Reynolds (VIC), Silver Medal
Susan Seipel (QLD), Bronze Medal
Dylan Littlehales (NSW)
Whether you participate for pure enjoyment, the thrill of a challenge or you have ambitions of becoming an Olympic or Paralympic champion, paddling may well be the sport for you!
Want to have a go, or have questions on how to get involved?
If you have any questions about how to get involved in paracanoeing, contact our Program Manager Paracanoe & Pathways Support Tahnee Norris:
CANOE SPRINT TRAINING CENTRE
National Centre of Excellence – Canoe Sprint
24 Pizzey Drive
Mermaid Waters, QLD, 4218
CANOE SLALOM TRAINING CENTRE
National Centre of Excellence – Canoe Slalom
Penrith Whitewater Stadium
McCarthy’s Ln, Cranebrook, NSW, 2749
Telephone: +61 2 4729 4256
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Western Australian Institute of Sport – WAIS
Tasmanian Institute of Sport – TIS
South Australian Academy of Sport – SASI
New South Wales Institute of Sport – NSWIS
Queensland Academy of Sport – QAS
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