Slalom Pan American Championships – Olympic Qualifier
Iguassu Falls, Brazil
Friday, March 9 – Qualification rounds (2 runs)
Saturday, March 10 – Women's K1 & Men's C2 - Semi final & Final (1 run each)
Sunday, March 11 – Men's K1 & Men's C1 - Semi final & Final (1 run each)
Women's C1 *non-Olympic event
A win is needed in each event to qualify a Canadian boat for the Olympic Games. The Americans have already qualified in Men’s K1 and Women’s K1 so in these two events a Canadian boat can still qualify by coming second to an American boat. Entries from the Czech Republic are not counted towards Olympic Qualification.
The Pan Am Championships only determine which events Canada will race at the Olympics – individuals will qualify at National Team Trials, April 12-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Canada has 2-3 entries in each event and any individual is able to qualify the boat for the country.