Maddy in action | Image – Michael Taylor
Maddy Lewis, a local Silverdale resident, has become the Open Women’s State Champion in both Flatwater and Wild Water SK1 Sprints at the NSWCHS State Canoeing Championships held on the Clarence River in Grafton and the Nymboida River in Nymboida.
At only 16 years of age, Maddy not only won Gold, but also received Silver in several other Open Women’s events such as C1 Flatwater Sprint on the Clarence River in Grafton and C1 Slalom on the White Water in Nymboida. Maddy also achieved 4th place in the mixed C2 Slalom event with team mate James Lloyd- Martin.
Maddy spends from 2- 5 hours a day training both on the water (flat and white) as well as in the gym. Maddy trains at the Olympic White Water Stadium in Penrith and is coached by former World Champion and current Women’s National SK1 Champion Roslyn Lawerance. Maddy often paddles alongside Olympian Jessica Fox.
Along with her time on the water, Maddy also dedicates her time to playing Netball. Her training on the water and in the gym has had an immense impact as it has also allowed Maddy to excel and become a better Netballer.
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