Olympic/Paralympic Disciplines


Canoeing is an exciting sport and for those competitively minded, canoeing really comes into its own. For those who enjoy the thrill of competing there is the chance to take part in many competitions, starting in your local area and progressing all the way up to representing your country and even going to the Olympic or Paralympic Games.

For many people, High-Performance Canoeing soon becomes an all-consuming hobby.

Ready to get into Performance?

There are two Olympic disciplines within canoeing; Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint, and one Paralympic discipline; Paracanoe. CANI have athletes competing at a world level in all three of these disciplines representing both Ireland and the UK.

CANI currently runs four Performance Programmes focussed on Athlete Identification, Development, and Talent.

To start your journey into Performance please check out our Get Into Performance page.