The Slalom SA Page is now officially online. Most of the nitty gritty work
has been done and there are only a few more pages to populate.
The page is live at:
There is a big gap under high-performance. We can leave that blank for a
while but i hope to put up some interviews with all the athletes and coaches
in the near future.
Please give me a shout if you feel that anything more should be added.
Just a reminder about the facebook page which can be found at:
Slalom is all about adrenalin and river skills – not about muscle power alone. It is an Olympic discipline that is competed over a ±300m long river section. Competitors take turns to race against the clock and the combined time for two runs (in seconds) is taken as the final points. Paddlers need to negotiate about 20 gates hung over the river which they need to pass through in a specified sequence and direction – either upstream or downstream. 2 penalty points are added if the paddler touches a gate and 50 penalty points are added if the paddler misses a gate. The paddler with the least points is the winner.
The different classes in which paddlers compete in South Africa are:
• K1M (male paddler sitting with double blade paddle)
• K1W (female paddler sitting with double blade paddle)
• C1M (male paddler kneeling with one-bladed paddle)
• C2M (2 male paddlers kneeling with one-bladed paddle)
• Open (plastics or any canoe/kayak you want – unofficial category)
List of the Slalom events for 2014:
22nd Feb: SA Series Event
1 March: KZN Champs
8 March: SA Series Event
29 March: SA Championships
Venues are still to be confirmed. KZN and SA Championships will both be held in KZN
Selection and Trials
Committee’s Contact Details
Cameron McIntosh – firstname.lastname@example.org