Slalom stars wanted!

by Ian Tokelove
GB Canoeing Lee Valley Legacy Project Slalom

Do you have what it takes to be the next Canoe Slalom Olympic Champion?

If you fancy giving canoe slalom a go, are a current paddler looking to try something new or a slalom club member focused on gaining that extra advantage, GB Canoeing want to hear from you!

There are exciting new canoe slalom opportunities for 9-16 year olds at Lee Valley White Water Centre – the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Coaching sessions will be run by GB coaches and there will be the chance to test your skills in competitions – with all levels of ability catered for. Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, starting February 2013.

Register your details now! Coaches and helpers also needed.

The Lee Valley Legacy Project Team is inviting interested individuals and members of Canoe Clubs to a meeting at 19:00 hrs on Thursday 7th February 2013 at the Lee Valley White Water Centre where they will discuss the project in more detail, talk through the booking process and take payment for bookings for the first few sessions.

Please advise them if you will be attending by emailing

GB Canoeing Lee Valley Legacy Project Slalom

More information:

Sessions will be structured to maximise water time for paddlers and provide the best possible training environment to develop Canoe Slalom skills. Gates will be put up and each session managed, with GB Canoeing providing guidance and advice to coaches attending prior to the start of the session.

The GB Canoeing sessions will take place at 19:00 hrs on a Wednesday evening and 09:00 hrs on Saturday mornings and although the priority will be providing an opportunity for junior paddlers, if there is space provision will be made for those of any age from local clubs to attend.

The cost of these sessions to clubs and individuals is £10 per session, with a discount for signing up to five consecutive weeks. Paddlers that are invited to take part are those who are currently at the following levels:

  • BCU 3* paddler or above;
  • Paddler ranked at Division 3 or above in slalom competition;
  • Lee Valley members accredited to paddle the Legacy or Olympic channel;
  • Members of the Southern Regional Squad.

If clubs wish to bring members who do not yet meet the above criteria, they must be responsible for the paddler whilst on the Legacy Channel. At present paddlers will need to have their own boats, but in the spring GB Canoeing will have a small number of slalom boats that will be made available for junior use if required.

For more information contact

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy