March has been another incredibly busy month for our Australian paddlers, especially for those competing to represent Australia, as the countdown to the international season and the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games heats up.

On behalf of Paddle Australia, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the eleven canoe sprint athletes selected for Paris 2024. The team welcomes returning Olympic champions, three three-time Olympians and six Olympic debutants. 

Echoing the words of our President Andrew Trim: “Over the course of this Olympic cycle, we have watched this group of athletes represent Australia with immense pride at World Cups and World Championships, but ultimately they’ve been working towards the goal of representing their country at the Olympic Games. This group of athletes bring a range of experiences, energy and enthusiasm that I know will continue to shine in Paris in July.” 

CLICK HERE to read the full announcement on the selection of the canoe sprint athletes that are members of the Australia Olympic Team.

This month we also confirmed our Australian Paracanoe Team, Australian Canoe Slalom Teams, Australian Canoe Sprint Pathways Teams and Australian Wildwater Team, all of whom will represent our country at upcoming World Championships and major events. Congratulations, not only to all the athletes selected, but to everyone who nominated for selection and competed hard for a place!

Click here to read the full update from Paddle Australia CEO Phil Jones

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Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia
Eleven Canoe Sprint paddlers selected for Australian Olympic Team for Paris 2024

Eleven canoe sprint paddlers have been selected for the Australian Olympic Team for Paris at Penrith’s Sydney International Regatta Centre, with returning Olympic champions, three three-time Olympians, six Olympic debutants and a brother duo.

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She Paddles movement in South Australia continues to gain momentum

Paddle South Australia recently entered an agreement with South Australia Water and Reservoirs to deliver a series of 'Come and Try' events exclusively for women and girls at Happy Valley Reservoir.

Four sessions have already been successfully completed, with four more still to come.

For more information on She Paddles, visit the website here.

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Women Leaders in Paddle

Paddle Australia (PA) has successfully secured an organisation grant through the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) Women Leaders in Sport Program to support our Women Leaders in Paddle initiative.

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Australian Wildwater Team Announced

Paddle Australia is pleased to announce the athletes selected as part of the Australian Wildwater team travelling to the 2024 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships.

Australia’s best Wildwater athletes will take part in the World Championships scheduled for August 14-18 in Sabero, Spain.

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Canoe Sprint National Pathways Teams provisionally announced for 2024

There was more than just national titles on offer at the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships, with the Junior and U23 Australian teams, and Asia Pacific Cup team announced at Sydney International Regatta Centre earlier this month.

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2024 PA Canoe Sprint Championships comes to a close in Penrith

The final races of the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships have been run and won after a massive five days of racing at Sydney International Regatta Centre.

More than 200 paddlers from across the country raced in 298 events over the five days, with a number of National Champions crowned.

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2024 Canoe Marathon Selection Criteria Supplement

The 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Selection Criteria Supplement is now available to be viewed here.

The Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Technical Committee has been working extensively to refine the Selection Criteria for Canoe Marathon.

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Canoe Polo National Championships return to Australia’s capital

The 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Polo National Championships will return to the Australian Capital Territory for the first time in 10 years this weekend, with teams from across Australia competing for titles in a range of categories.

As the premier event on the Australian Canoe Polo calendar, the event will run from Friday 29-Sunday 31 March at Molonglo Reach.

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Australian Paracanoe Team selected for 2024 World Championships

Paddle Australia is pleased to announce a 7-strong Australian Paracanoe team that will contest the 2024 ICF Paracanoe World Championships in Hungary in May.

With additional quota qualification up for grabs, the 2024 World Championships will be an important stepping stone for the team on the path to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

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2024 Australian Canoe Slalom teams confirmed

Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the Australian Canoe Slalom teams for 2024.

Following selection at the 2024 Oceania Championships and 2024 Canoe Slalom AUS Open, PA is pleased to present the senior, U23 and junior teams that will represent Australia on the world stage in 2024.

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Accessing the Condamine River isn’t always easy, but little Cecil Plains’ boat ramp offers a doorway into the largest water storage in Sunwater’s Upper Condamine Weirs and Barrages Scheme. That makes this the best Toowoomba paddling destination you never knew you needed.

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