Australian Canoeing – sprint canoe/kayak
Canoe/kayak sprint is all about speed on flatwater over distances of 200 metres, 500 metres and 1000 metres.
Sprint canoeing involves racing in a kneeling position with a single-blade paddle.
Sprint kayaking involves racing in a seated position with a double-bladed paddle.
In sprint canoe/kayak sprint athletes race as individuals and in teams of 2 or 4.
The Australian Institute of Sport is looking for athletes aged between 15–26 who are physically fit, highly motivated, demonstrate outstanding character and have a strong desire to represent Australia at the highest level.
We are looking for athletes who are:
Other non-specific attributes required:
- a background in competitive sports
- a supportive family network
- be in a financial position able to absorb potential expenses related to the sport
- a willingness to spend extended periods of time overseas in the long term