2024 Canoe Sprint Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier & Panam Championships - ACA

April 23-25

2024 Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier & 2024 Panam Canoe Sprint Championships

The Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC), the American Canoe Association (ACA) and Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) are pleased to welcome you to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, USA for the 2024 Canoe Sprint Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier and Panam Championships!

Important Deadlines:

  • Team Information Form Deadline
  • Lunch Order Form Deadline
  • Numerical Deadline
  • Nominal Deadline

Olympic Qualification Events

1st and 2nd place in each of the below events may qualify

  • MK1 1000, MC1 1000m, WK1 500m, WC1 200m

1st place in each of the below event may qualify

  • MK2 500m, MC2 500m, WK2 500m, WC2 500m

Athletes who have already qualified athlete quota places at Global Qualification may NOT compete in these events.

A National Federation can qualify a maximum of 2 athlete quota places in each category at Continental Qualification. For example, if a National Federation finishes in 1st place in MK2 500m and in 1st or 2nd place in MK1 1000m, then that National Federation would qualify 2 athlete quota places from MK2 500m and the athlete quota place from MK1 1000m would be
allocated to the National Federation finishing in 3rd place in that event.

More information on athlete eligibility

Panam Championship Events

  • MK1 500m
  • MC1 500m
  • WK1 200m
  • WC1 500m
  • MK4 500m
  • WK4 500m

These events are open to all athletes in each category.

General Information

Visa Information

The VISA process to travel to the United States is critical to your team’s participation at this event, applying early is the most important thing. The State Dept. recommends applying 90-120 days in advance of travel.

Please visit the Visa Information webpage and contact Steve Kelly with any questions.