Leo in class 6S has recently been representing Ealing Canoe Club in the Winter Series competition. Leo is competing in the Under 12s age group.
Leo races in the K1 kayak event which is an individual event where you have to kayak for 3 miles. Sometimes there are locks in the way and Leo has to paddle to the lock, climb out of the water and pull his kayak out, carry the kayak to the other side of the lock, get back in the boat and then paddle to the finish line!
So far, there have been four races and Leo has achieved two silver medals and two bronze medals. Overall, he is currently in joint second place, with one race to go. The other person who is in joint second place is one of Leo's friends who attends the same canoe club which means that the competition between them is even greater!
Leo trains with the club once or twice a week and says that he likes kayaking as it is great fun and you make new friends.
Leo's final race is in March.
Good luck, Leo!