SCC slalom paddler, Jordan Fleming, competed in two national competitions in January 2020.
He was the only West Australian athlete to compete in the 2020 Age Championships and the National Club and School competition on the Upper Mersey River in Tasmania. The scenery was spectacular, the locals friendly and the course challenging. He put in a very credible performance in the U18 Men’s K1 category.
Then it was on to the big water of Penrith Whitewater Stadium for the Australian Canoe Slalom Championships where he joined SCC paddlers, Demelza Wall (U23), Georgia Rankin and Kynan Maley and coach, Zlatan Ibrahimbegovic.
The athletes contended with issues of air quality due to the bush fires and associated race scheduling changes but had the opportunity to share the water with Australia’s best, including Olympic medal winner and world champion, Jessica Fox. Congratulations to organisers for such a well-run event in spite of the difficult circumstances.