Paracanoe development

Paris 2024 development camp

ICF-PARACANOE will be hosting a Talent Identification Programme (TIP) Camp in Copenhagen for the upcoming World Championships ( 10- 19 September). 

All national federations (NFs) who are developing women paracanoe athletes are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to NFs who have had low female participation in paracanoe events to date.

Funding from the ICF is limited. All on-site competition costs will be covered by ICF. Travel costs and visa approvals will be the responsibility of each NF.  
We encourage NFs to contact their National Paralympic Committee for assistance to help this Paris 2024 development activity. It is important to note that the first qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will be only 21 months after the Copenhagen World Championships.

Female coaches from applying nations are also encouraged to participate under the same conditions.
Please send a letter of interest to Jean-Christophe Gonneaud by 16 July 2021
Notices of ICF support will be sent to successful applicants by 20 July 2021
Letters of interest should include the following:

  • NF name
  • NF contact
  • NF Paracanoe contact (if different)
  • Athlete Name
  • Athlete  Age
  • Athlete passport #
  • Athlete impairment (brief description – pictures encouraged)
    • Anticipated athlete category, ie. KL1, KL2, KL3,VL1, VL2, VL3
  • Athlete training activity
    • How long has she been training in paracanoe
    • Kayak or Va’a or both
    • Training times per week
    • A short video is encouraged (10 – 15 seconds)

NOTE: For coach applications, please indicate the function and responsibility level, training or coaching diploma, coaching experience. Preference will be given to coaches coming with athletes having the highest impairment level.

Development of the sport:

2018 Paracanoe World Conference

The Paracanoe World Conference was held in Stockholm on 5th–7th October 2018, aiming to widen the scope of the paracanoe movement to include medical rehabilitation experts and recreational/tourism leaders throughout the world. 

Paracanoe and Para-Sports links: