2022 ACA Open Canoe Slalom Nationals



We are proud to offer pre race slalom clinics by notable ACA instructor and former US team member Kent Ford.

Kent Ford will be running clinics as a fundraiser component of the Open Canoe Nationals.  Kent raced his first Open Canoe Nationals sometime in the 80's, and has won both the OC1 and OC2 categories.
Kent raced decked boats internationally back in the day, and went on to work as public address announcer at 5 Slalom Olympics. But most importantly, his teaching style is fun, informative, and engaging.  More about Kent at https://performancevideo.com/about/    

Enjoy Kent's award winning instructional film "Drill Time" free streaming or download. https://performancevideo.com/drill-time/

Clinic: Intermediate slalom tips and techniques, covering the 5 key strategies to slalom racing and associated techniques.
Thursday July 7th, 2022
Session ONE 1pm - 3pm. 
Session TWO 3pm-5pm 

Where:  Meeting at slalom starting area
What: One hour classroom theory and one hour on the water.
Registration:  Register with race entry. Pre-registration limit one session per paddler (until race week).  Each session requires 3 participants or will be cancelled or combined.  Limit 6 per session.  If heavily oversubscribed we will strive to add coaching assistance and extra sessions.

Cost:  $15 per session.  All proceeds go to the ACANationals2022.

Additionaly Kent is teaching an ACA certification workshop immediatly following nationals:

Led by Kent Ford at Canyon River Instruction, Salida, CO
Monday, July 11, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022