Canoe Slalom

Canoe slalom is a highly dynamic sport. Not only does it test an athlete’s fitness, strength and endurance but it is also very technical and requires an athlete to be able to adapt quickly.


–         Negotiate 18-23 gates on a section of either natural or artificial river

–         There are upstream (red) gates which an athlete must pass in an upstream direction and downstream (green) gates to be passed through in a downstream direction

–         If an athlete hits a pole there is a 2 second penalty

–         Missing a gate results in a 50 second penalty


The objective is to finish the course in the quickest time possible including penalties.


My discipline

My discipline is C1 (Canadian singles):

–         Single bladed paddle

–         Kneel in the boat

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