OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 1, 2019) Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) introduces a new Slalom High Performance coaching structure designed to strengthen both short-term and long-term athlete development pathways. This new structure consists of an International Coach position whose role is to focus on Senior National Team projects and a Next Gen Coach position whose role is to focus on developing Next Gen athlete development pathway.
CKC is thrilled to announce that Anthony Colin will take on the International Coach position to lead the Slalom National Team in preparation for the 2019 international season and beyond. Michal Staniszewski will continue to play an important role and has recently taken on the Next Gen Coach role and will be focusing his work on developing athletes on the 2024 pathway and beyond.
“Our slalom program is in a much stronger position today” Said Graham Barton, CKC’s Chief Technical Officer. “Anthony will be working to prepare our Slalom National Team for the upcoming World Championships and the Tokyo Games while Michal will be working to develop Next Gen athletes for 2024 and beyond. We are thrilled to have two national coaches and this new structure allows us to manage a variety of high performance projects in Europe this summer”
Anthony joins CKC after spending the last three years working in Ottawa as the Head Coach for Whitewater Ontario’s slalom high performance program. Anthony will spend the next couple of weeks working in Ottawa with the National Team athletes before the Senior Team travels to Spain, England, and Slovakia to compete in World Cups 1 and 2. Michal will be leading Next Gen projects in Poland, Germany and Czech Republic throughout June and July leading up to the Junior and U23 World Championships in Krakow, Poland.
About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
For more information:
Senior Manager of Slalom High Performance and Coach Development
(613) 260-1818 X 2305