Participation and Pathways

Opportunities to participate in the sport of Paracanoe are currently being developed in all states and territories.  Not only does Paracanoe present an opportunity for elite athletes to pursue their dreams through international competitions such as the Paralympics, but it also caters to the social participant who wants nothing more than to participate in sport and socialise with their peers.

Who is Eligible to Participate in Paracanoe?

Paracanoe is a skilful, fast, and exciting sport that supports participants to train and compete.  Whilst people of all abilities can participate, participants are required to be seated in unstable craft during competition.

At the grass roots level Paracanoe is a fantastic sporting opportunity that is suitable to people displaying a range of abilities.  However, to take advantage of the pathways available in the sport and compete at an international level, athletes must have some form of physical impairment which causes limitation of a limb/s to meet either the leg, trunk and arms, trunk and arms or arms only classifications.