New Head Coach!
Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak, after assessing and interviewing potential
applicants, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Smedley to the
position of High Performance Head Coach. Liam has experienced the full
spectrum of paddling, from canoeing and river running through high performance
C1 racing. Throughout his athletic career he has provided coaching support on
an occasional basis for the Ottawa River Runners and Whitewater Ontario for
age groups 10-18. This included planning and facilitating whitewater slalom
training sessions outdoors and in pool settings, entry level slalom instruction, as
well as recreational whitewater kayaking instruction. He has supported and
instructed at whitewater kayak summer camps, which included leading river trips
and accommodating groups with diverse skill levels.
Along with Liam’s personal C1 National and International achievements, he has
also competed in freestyle and creek racing. He has experience in annual
training plans, physical strength programming and sport specific technical
training for Canoe Slalom. He brings a positive attitude, creative problem solving
and a goal to foster a training environment of support, teamwork and empathy to
all paddlers who want to improve their skills. He understands the challenges of
high performance training and educational goals and the strategies for time
management and planning to achieve both.
Liam’s education includes a B.Eng Architectural Conservation & Sustainability
with Certifications in Gender Equity Lens Training, Safe Sport Training and
Activity Leaders Program. He currently is the secretary on the Board of Directors
You can find a list of 'Planned' Events for 2020 Here
As of April 14, we have cancelled all ASCK Races through till July 1. We will be looking at individual challenges and races that can be done on a comparative basis around the province once the water opens up (and rules allow). We will following AHSs guidelines with regards to training.
2019 Race Results and Club Cup Points
2019 Race Season - https://paddlingraces.com/
Penguin Race - May 5 - Calgary - Waterwerks Kayak Club
Alberta Cup Slalom Series - Overall Club and Individual Prizes!
Harvie Passage Open - May 26/26 - Calgary
Kananaskis Open - June 8/9
Toby Creek Race - July 27/28 - Invermere
Provincial Championships - August 30, 31 September 1 - Kananaskis - Alberta Whitewater Association
High Performance, HPLite and Winter Training Programs sign up is open. Contact Mike to reserve your spot.
Our Harvie Passage Slalom Course Fundraiser was a great success! We raised enough money to move forward and install the anchors for the slalom posts this spring