Canoe Kayak Sprint

The excitement of racing at the Olympics or Paralympics in the fastest craft. The buzz in the crowd as the starting time gets closer. The starters gun goes and the paddlers explode out of their blocks. Gliding over the water this sport has a big following, as the finish line approaches the crowd cheers. Sprint racing has it all. Distances of 200, 500 or 1000 metres are raced at Olympic level, Local races have similar distances with some long distance events also held.

South Australia has had many Olympic Representatives
Kate Barclay and Susan Tegg represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, Kate in Womens K4 500m and Susan in Womens K2 500m.
Hannah Davis is a dual Olympian representing us at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (WK4 – 500m (Bronze medal) & WK2 – 500m) and at the 2012 London Summer Olympics (WK4 – 500m)

Canoe Kayak Sprint event information

2020 Paddle Australia Sprint Grand Prix

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1 6/7/8 December 2019 GP1 Sprint Regatta A.M. Ramsay Regatta Course 100 Military Rd, West Lakes Shore SA 5020 More info...

Paddle 4 Prostate Regatta Results

The results for the Paddle SA Sprint Regatta 6 can be found here.

PSA Summer Regatta Sprint Series 2019/20

2019/20 Paddle South Australia Summer sprint series. 23 Feb Regatta 5 and State Titles Part 2 - results download PDF 22 November Regatta 4 - results...

Paddle SA Sprint State Titles 2019

The 2019 Paddle SA sprint state titles were held on Saturday the 12th of January at West Lakes Shore. Well done to those who...

Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1

Visit the Paddle Australia Website for event information and results.

Paddling Australia calendar of events for Sprint racing


SCC Sprint Squad

Swan Canoe Club
1 January - 31 December, 2020
4:00pm- 12:00am
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Training
Level of Event: Club
Host: Swan Canoe Club

MWKC - Term 1 Coaching

1 February - 4 April, 2020
7:00am- 12:00am
Discipline(s): Marathon,Sprint
Type of Event: Training
Level of Event: Club
Host: Manly Warringah Kayak Club Inc

Jan 21 - Feb 21 SCC Sprint Squad

Swan Canoe Club
1 February - 31 December, 2020
4:00pm- 12:00am
Discipline(s): Sprint
Type of Event: Training
Level of Event: Club
Host: Swan Canoe Club

NSW CHS and All Schools State Canoeing Championships

Broadwater Bridge (Mann River)
23 - 26 May, 2020
8:00am- 12:00am
Discipline(s): Slalom,Sprint,Wildwater,Whitewater
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: Club
Host: Big River Canoe Club

Sprint clubs in South Australia

The major sprint clubs in South Australia are West Lakes, Holdfast Bay, Onkaparinga,  and Encounter Paddling. There are six major regattas held over the summer season culminating with the State Championships at the end of January and then leading onto the National Championships. Regatta racing is open to paddlers of all ages and all skill levels from beginners to the elite. Most of the clubs offer some form of development and coaching for all paddling skill levels.

Regattas are normally held at A. M. Ramsay Regatta Course, Oarsmen Reserve, Military Road, West Lakes. Events 1km, 500m and 200m sprints in Canoe and Kayak.

Encounter Paddling Inc
Holdfast Bay Canoe Club
Onkaparinga Canoe Club
West Lakes Canoe Club

Junior development

Paddle SA’s junior development program provides a pathway for young paddlers, from beginners to junior elite level. In conjunction with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) Talent Search Program, the program identifies and develops young potential elite paddlers. The program works to underpin and feed into the institute’s high performance program (SASI).
Paddle SA Talent ID programs are based at West Lakes, Onkaparinga River and Encounter Lakes.