Category Archives: Athletes

  National Association Junior Crewboat Training Opportunities

The National Associations are offering the opportunity for athletes interested in trying crew boat combinations, bringing together high performing junior paddlers to match up into K4s and explore potential crew combinations for the June and July regatta. Any athletes who have already chosen crew combinations for the forthcoming regattas are also welcome to attend as a regatta lake based training day.

Any athlete that has achieved the results within the following races at the 2022 April Regatta are invited to attend:


  • U18 Boys K1 1000m Final A
  • U18 Girls K1 1000m Final A
  • U18 Boys K1 500m Final A or B
  • U18 Girls K1 500m Final A or B
  • U18 Boys K1 200m Final A
  • U18 Girls K1 200m Final A


  • U16 Boys K1 500m Final A
  • U16 Girls K1 500m Final A

The training will take place at Dorney Lake, Eton College Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Lake End Road, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6FJ on May 30th, 31st and June 1st 2022. 

Further details about these training days will be confirmed shortly, if you are interested in attending please can you complete the expression of interest form below by 17:00pm on Friday 20th May 2022.

  Expression of Interest form

  British Canoeing Launch Sprint Performance Academy

The development of the Sprint Performance Academy is a key action within the Sprint Performance Strategy, primarily for athletes in the U23 age-group, helping them to gain the skills and knowledge to progress and transition onto the World Class Programme.

icon_pdf  Sprint Performance Academy report

If you are interested, you need to complete the Expression of Interest form: Sprint Performance Academy Expression of Interest form.

More information on the British Canoeing website: Sprint Performance Academy announcement.

  Junior International Coaching Expression of Interest

With the 2022 International season fast approaching. The Home Nations team are hoping to work in collaboration with club coaches to create a strong Junior coaching support team to attend the 4 Key Junior international events this season. We are looking to gain clarity on coaching availability to create a strong staffing pool, enabling us to involve coaches able to create the optimal environment for the team.
Sign up for closes at 23:59pm 12th April following the team announcement.

Click on the image or here to access the Expression of Interest Form

(Click here to download the flyer)

  British Canoeing 2022 Canoe Sprint Junior, U23 and Senior selection polices

The International Panel is pleased to release the British Canoeing 2022 Canoe Sprint Junior, U23 and Senior selection policies.

Canoe Sprint Junior Selection Policy

Canoe Sprint U23 Selection Policy

Canoe Sprint Senior Selection Policy

All athletes wishing to be considered for Senior & U23 Team selection during 2022 should complete the online registration document by 16th March 2022 here or link:

The International Panel wish to thank all those involved in the development of the policies and in particular those who contributed their thoughts through the consultation process and wish everyone a successful 2022 season.

  U23 K4 Crew Boat Training Day – 5th March – HPP Nottingham

The Sprint Academy Coaching team will be running a planned training day for eligible U23 athletes to provide technical and crew boat development opportunities in support of their preparations ahead of the 2022 competitive season.

Further details and eligibility can be found HERE.

To express interest in being included within the March day please complete the application form HERE by Monday 21st February 2022. 

  Junior Development Squad Day

The next Junior Development Squad day is on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Holme Pierrepont, focusing on crew boat skills particularly K4 and C4. For more information and to sign up, please use the QR code on the poster. These days are for both athletes and coaches, and are being run jointly by the MRC, SRC and BC’s Talent Department. Sign up today!

  Sprint Racing Committee (SRC) Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) 2021 papers

To: Club Secretary and/or Sprint Racing Team Leader

The Sprint Racing Section’s Annual Consultative Meeting is an online meeting on Wednesday 29th September to start at 20.00.

The Agenda, Minutes of the 2020 ACM, and attached reports for the meeting are available for download.

The Annual Consultative Meeting is open to all with an interest in Sprint Racing but only a ‘Voting Member’s Representative’ can take part in a vote at the meeting. However, there is a requirement to register an intention to vote with the SRC Secretary, Cathy Wynne, by 10.00pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. This is to allow time to check credentials and links to be emailed to them.

A list of Registered Sprint Clubs will be available shortly on the SRC website as part of the information for the meeting. As will the meeting zoom jointing invitation.

Voting will take place using two methods,

i) Zoom ‘raise hand’ function. The Zoom ‘raise hand’ function is a simple process, instructions and the opportunity to practise will be available prior to the start of the formal business.

ii) Online voting form. The voting forms will only be open for responses during the meeting. If you open the links prior to the meeting, there is an automatic response to explain when the link will be live. You will need to refresh the page once the vote goes live.

A Proxy vote for one other club can be held by a registered vote carrying person, in addition to their own club’s. This restriction is intended to promote attendance at the meeting itself. The current SRC Chair may hold as many proxy votes as are given to them, the proxy will either give the Chair the right to vote as he wishes OR instruct him how to vote.

The person who holds the vote for the ‘Voting member’ should identify themselves when signing-in using the chat feature before the start of the meeting.

Please forward this information to your club committee and sprint racing members.

Additional information and a link to register attendance can be found on the ACM page.

Kind regards,
Cathy Wynne
Secretary, British Canoeing Sprint Racing Committee

  Attention all student paddlers – we need your help!

British Canoeing is working with BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) to look at the possible introduction of a BUCS Flatwater Racing event. In order to develop our proposal we need your help.

If you are a student who is already at, or likely to start, college or university in the next 2 years then we’d love to hear from you.

Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey: BUCS Flatwater Racing Student Survey, sharing your views on taking part in a BUCS Flatwater Racing event.

You may be an existing sprint or marathon paddler, a paddler in another discipline who has taken part in BUCS Canoe Polo, Wild Water Racing or Slalom events or you might be a student paddler new to competition. We welcome all views.

Please forward the survey onto any friends who may also be interested in the event and sharing their thoughts with us.

If you have any questions please contact

Closing date: Wednesday 9th June 2021

Thanks for your time