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A FUNtastic, Flexible, Paddlesport Challenge

Cross Stream Challenge is a tool coaches can use to add variety and fun to their coaching repertoire. The aims are to develop and challenge boat handling skills, develop strokes and moves, whilst blending Slalom, Freestyle, Polo, with a touch of Wild Water and Flat Water Racing maybe a bit of surf. The Cross Stream Challenge has been designed around the British Canoeing Long Term Paddler Development Programme, offering something for everyone.

What underpins the Challenge is the total flexibility in its delivery, focusing on the paddler, not just the boat. The challenge will help to provide paddlers with developing skill based around a predetermined course in managed and measured environment. The challenge will fully open the doors of our sport for all paddlers, providing an opportunity to experience the many different disciplines and helping coaches spot where an individual is most motivated.

How does it work?

There are 5 starter challenges and a further 25 mover Challenges. Each Challenge has that little xanax no prescription extra that will make a difference just when you really need to make that move happen.
Team Challenge, designed for two or more paddlers to paddle together over the same course.
Head to Head, some of the challenges will allow 2 boats (or teams) on the water at the same time. First team across the line is the winner.


Any Canoe or Kayak will do; single or double. You will also need 5 sets of markers such as slalom gates and 3 lines or, 5 sets of buoys if you cannot hang slalom gates.

Where can I deliver Cross Stream?

The challenge has been designed to fit in to a variety of sheltered water environments. The challenge has the flexibility

to be adapted for use on your local stretch of water or swimming pool.

Who can deliver the Challenges?

British Canoeing Level 1 Coach under guidance or British Canoeing Level 2 Coach or above.



*NOTE – British Canoeing expected delivery on these products are 7 -14 day.