CSIO Athlete of the Month

Canoe Kayak
Ottawa, Ontario

Maddy Schmidt is a member of the National Kayak Sprint Team!

Maddy was raised in Ottawa and her home club is the Rideau Canoe Club! She came 3rd at the Junior World Championships in 2013, and has competed at the U23 World Championships as well as Senior World Cups.  Her first race was in 2004 and she’s been in love with the sport ever since!


Maddy was a Gold medalist at the Pan American Championships held on Dartmouth, NS on September 13 -16 in both Senior Women’s K1 (1 person kayak) 500m & Senior Women’s K4 500m with teammates Lisa Bissonnette, Michelle Russell and OHPSI alumni Courtney Stott.  Maddy’s performances helped Team Canada finish as the overall regatta champion against 15 other countries.

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