Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers To Take Their First Strokes Into The Competition Season

Nationals, Teams
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 19, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest sprint and paracanoe paddlers will be lining up for the first set of the National Team Trials this weekend on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. This first selection of a series of three Sprint National Team Trials will take place at the 1996 Olympic venue from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd.

“Most of our Sprint and Paracanoe athletes spent the last few months training in the warm waters of Florida in order to get ready for this first team selection,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “They had some great results in training and now it is time to test that preparation in their first races of the year.”

Canoe Kayak Canada will be selecting athletes to compete at the 2018 Canoe Sprint World Cups taking place in Europe at the end of May. These National Team Trials will also be used as part of the selection process for the Senior, U23 and Junior World Championships Teams and the Senior Pan American Championships Team.


Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials and selection of the 2018 World Cup Canadian Team.

Start Lists & Results

Friday, April 20 (8:30 to 17:00 EST.)
Saturday, April 21 (8:30 to 16:50 EST.)
Sunday, April 22 (8:30 to 15:00 EST.)

Lake Lanier Olympic Park,
3105 Clarks Bridge Road,
Gainesville, GA | Map


Following this event, Canoe Kayak Canada will be hosting two other sets of National Sprint and Paracanoe Team Trials in May and June. These events will be used to select the Junior, U23 and Senior teams representing Canada at the various international events taking place this summer. You can find a list of the upcoming events on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.


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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.




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Joannie Verret

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