ICF Development programme


Women participation at Worlds Canoe Slalom championships has grown from 27% to 34% between 2009 and 2013. As world competition level is the window display of the global activity, one has to swell the ranks of female paddlers, to grow up the base of the pyramid. The Canoe Slalom Development program has built a platform called “Expand & Extend, Women and Canoeing” (E&E). ICF partners with the concerned national federations & continental associations and existing NGOs operating at a local level to deliver a project addressing women’s development through canoeing activity.

On the path for 2014

On the whole, this first step gathered during 12 days:

17 ladies, 3 coaches male, 1 coach female, 1 video-maker female, 1 video-maker male.

3 continents were represented: Asia, Africa and Oceania. 4 National Federations: Hong Kong China, Nepal, New Zealand and Togo.

December 2014 should see the attempting of 3 E&E camps in Asia, Africa and Europe with the attending of world-class female athletes. For the second year of E&E, we are aiming bigger scale and obviously a larger number of ladies sharing and enjoying Canoe Slalom.

 (credit photo: Alice Bomboy)


Registration TIP Slalom 2016


PDF icontip_2016_guidelines_letter.pdf

PDF icontip_2016_information_letter.pdf


December, 2013, Balephi, Nepal, Asia: "Paving the way for the others"

For a week, women paddlers gathered in Balephi, East of Nepal, on the Balephi river, next to the world famous Sun-Khosi and Bote-Khosi rivers. Those ladies came from Nepal, Hong-Kong and New Zealand to build gates, to set them on the river, to learn Slalom rules and obviously training on what they built and achieved. 2 coaches supported by ICF and one Nepalese experienced paddler helped the girls to prepare the venue, to paddle and to enjoy the time on the river.

This achievement was made thanks to a good cooperation between an NGO, Himalayan Adventure Nepalese Girls, and the different canoe bodies, International Canoe Federation, Asian Canoe Confederation, Nepal Rafting and Canoeing Association.

check the movie below (credit movie: Alice Bomboy)






Location and EventReports
21/02/2013- 27/02/2013 and 09/03/2013 - 10/03/2013 Africa Coaching Clinic in Kenya (Kenya and Burundi participants) in Sagana, white-water (CSL and WW sprint) by Lionel Lafay.

Coaching clinic report and Slalom race results -  White-Water sprint results

21/02/2013 - 04/03/2013COPAC/ICF CSL TIP Continental training camp in Union de Tulla - Mexico - PANAMS Slalom Championships 2013 by Lluis Grau (ESP) and Paul Manning-Hunter (CAN)

 report - results

15/05/2013 - 27/05/2013

ICF CSL TIP Continental training camp in Shueili - Taiwan - 8th Asian Canoeing Slalom Championships


11/07/2013 - 21/07/2013

ICF CSL TIP World training camp in Liptovsky Mikulas - Slovakia - Worlds Juniors and U23 2013


20/07/2013 - 11/08/2013

ICF CSL TIP training camp in La Seo - Spain - A Mexican girl and a Chilean boy spent time training in Spain


25/07/2013 - 04/08/2013ICF CSL TIP Continental training camp in Bourg Saint Maurice - France - Europeans U23 and Juniors 2013


06/09/2013 - 16/09/2013ICF CSL TIP World training camp in Prague Troja - Czech Republic - Worlds Seniors 2013


16/10/2013 - 23/10/2013ICF CSL TIP Continental training camp in Sagana - Kenya - Africa Slalom Championships 2012


12/12/2013 - 23/12/2013ICF CSL TIP and Development training camp in Malaysia - Preparing the Asian Games 2014 and Beyond


05/01/2014 - 12/01/2014ICF CSL Development training camp in Nepal - Pokhara


25/01/2014 - 31/01/2014ICF CSL Development training camp in Costa Rica - Turrialba A training camp in Costa-Rica managed by Lluis Grau from Spain, supported by ICF, COPAC, FECOKAC and CRC NOC. The main aim is to prepare Panams Championships 2014


01/05/2014 - 02/05/2014ICF CSL Development 5th Arab Championships and 1st Maghreb Championships 2014 - Morocco

report in english/rappport en français

results Arab Championships results Maghreb Championships team leader manuel in english manuel chef d'équipe en français
05/07/2014 - 13/07/2014

ICF CSL Development training camp for the Panamerican Championships 2014 - Selection for the Panam Games 2015 in Toronto from 5th to 13th July 2014

ICF CSL development CSL coaching clinic from 5th to 10th July 2014

Report forthe training camp

Report for the coach clinic


Obstacle Slalom Canoe - Tool for Scoring Office Calculation

Use this excel document here to edit results of a YOG Canoe Slalom race (Obstacle Canoe Slalom flat-water). A video tutorial is also available.


Development Camp Canoe Slalom in Nepal

At the foot of the awesome Anapurna, gates were set in the middle of a small village. 7 days from flat-water to the river. Check this out on the animation.



 Canoe Slalom Preparation for Asian Games 2014 - Malaysia, Sungkai River and Titiwangsa Lake - December 2013

After many years, ICF Slalom development is back in Malaysia. To prepare the coming Asian Games 2014 in Korea, ICF and ACC supported in cooperation with the Slalom Committee of MASCA (Malaysia Canoe Association) the welcoming of 19 athletes from 6 asian countries. White-Water and Obstacle Slalom were practiced for all in all events... Check out the movie !



Some Taiwaneses in French Brittany - Eurolympics 2013, France

For the very first time, 3 paddlers from Taiwan went to France for one month training and to participate at the Eurolympics 2013 in Brittany. The cold weather of Brittany was heaps balanced by the famous warm and friendly welcoming of the Brittany paddlers and leaders of Slalom. According to their words, Wen, Jason and Ming (english nicknames) had one of their greatest tilme ever. They were coached by Carole Bouzidi (K1W European Champion 2012) and were supported by the gang of Brittany Slalom paddlers.

Those guys made a maximum profit of their trip as they raced in K1, C1 and C2 thanks to the support given by canoe equipment suppliers.

They could now speak some usefull words of french as "j'ai froid", "galette complète", "cidre" and "merci beaucoup".

A huge thank for all the stakeholders who were involved in this BZH adventure.

Kenavo !

Report (here): Carole Bouzidi. Movie: Nouria Newman.



Eurolympiques 2013 - Taiwanese Paddlers from Nouria Newman.


Indoor training with swiss ball and rubber band - Jing-Jing Li (CHI)

Jing-Jing Li is showing some drills she uses to work on every week. Interview here



Indoor Backpacker Gym Session by Daniele Molmenti

Daniel Molmenti gives some drills and suggestions:GYM DOESN'T LIE - SLALOM IS ADAPTATION here

Warm-Up on the day of a competition by Pierre Bourliaud and Denis Gargaud

Those 2 frenchies give their tips for warming up on the D-day

Pierre - Denis

Gates setting in South America

When fishing equipment builds Slalom Course .....

here in english

aqui en espanol