Isabella Altman - ACA



Isabella Altman

Hometown Bethesda, MD
Events WC1 , WK1 , WX1
Years On Team 3 (since 2022)
Club Potomac Whitewater Racing Club
Born 09/05/2007
Hobbies Mountain Biking , Skiing , Reading , Painting and Crochet

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth


  1. Her favorite whitewater courses are in Ivrea, Italy and La Seu d’Urgell, Spain.
  2. She ski raced for 6 years, and is now a USSA L100 certified Alpine coach.
  3. She claims Czech heritage from her mother, an accomplished American canoe slalom athlete in her own right.
  1. She is fluent in Czech and is learning French to better connect with the French side of her family.
  2. She loves engineering, specifically concerning cars and planes.
  • World Championships

    2023 Junior World Championship:
    18th WC1 Jr.
    22nd WK1 Jr.
    10th WC1 U23 Teams
    9th WK1 Jr. Teams

    2022 Senior World Championships:
    50th WC1

    2022 Junior World Championships
    32nd WC1 Jr.
    37th WK1 Jr.
    5th WK1 Jr. Teams
  • World Cups

    2023 Prague:
    38th WC1

    2023 Augsburg :
    45th WC1

    2022 Prague:
    40th WC1
  • U.S. Team Trials

    1st WC1 Jr.
    2nd WK1 Jr.
    2nd WX Jr
    3rd WC1
    3rd WX
    4th WK1

    1st WK1 Jr.
    1st WC1 Jr.
    4th WK1
    4th WK1

    3rd WK1 Jr.
    3rd WC1 Jr.
    2nd WC1
    4th WK1
  • Other

    2023 National Championships:
    2nd in WC1
    4th in WK1

    2022 National Championships:
    2nd in WC1
    2nd in WK1

    2021 National Championships:
    2nd in WC1
    2nd in WK1

    2019 National Championships:
    3rd WK1 Jr.

More about Isabella

First Strokes
Isabella’s parents, who met through canoe slalom, brought her into the sport. She would often paddle with them on the backs of their boats until she was big enough for her own kayak at age 4.
Off the Water
When Isabella is not paddling, she likes to read, crochet, or paint. She also loves to mountain bike and ski, which also double as cross training.