Interested in gaining Personal Performance Award to show your paddling skills?

British Canoeing’s Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose.
The process of completing the awards is based on learning and, as such, the ethos
of ‘supporting the paddler’ is the main focus of all the awards, encouraging
individuals in their development.
I’m thinking of running some sessions for members to complete some of the Personal Performance Awards over the coming months.
These could include:
  • Paddle Discover Award – showing you’ve developed your fundamental skills and decision making in your paddling
  • Paddle Explore Award – an indication that you are a competent independent paddler (on flat water)
  • White Water Award – showing you have the skills for a safe, fun day on grade 2 white water.
  • Slalom Awards – since we aren’t racing at the moment these may be something to keep you motivated (there are 3 levels – the link is to the initial award).

There are awards to cover all of the paddling disciplines – so if there’s something else that interests you we can look at getting someone in to deliver that or link you with a provider that can help you. See the full range of awards at

Email Les ( with those you are interested in in comments and if there’s enough interest I’ll look to make some happen.