Haley Daniels has recently dominated women’s canoe slalom in Canada, winning three straight national C-1 titles from 2012 to 2014. She enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, winning silver at the Pan American Championships, placing in the top-eight at the ICF U-23 World Championships and finishing a career-high 25th overall on the ICF World Cup circuit. In 2014 she had her best ever finish at the senior ICF World Championships, finishing 21st and just missing qualifying for her first semifinal at the event by 1.06 seconds. Daniels finished 2014 as the fourth-ranked athlete from the Pan American region in the ICF women’s C-1 standings.
Family: Father Duncan Daniels was a provincial team athlete in water skiing and water polo… Younger brother Hayden also competed in canoe slalom… Great-grandfather Jon Baldner competed in skeet shooting at the 1968 Pan Am Games… Getting into the Sport: As a child took many canoe trips with her family… Was drawn to it as a sport because of the adrenaline rush and being able to compete outside… Outside Interests: Third year Bachelor of Business student at Mount Royal University (Marketing major, Sociology minor)… Enjoys yoga, cross country skiing, road biking… Works as a Learning Clicks Ambassador with Alberta Advanced Education and Enterprise… Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play and Special Olympics… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Experience is not what happens to you, experience is what you do with what happens to you” – Aldous Huxley… Inspired by Sarah Burke for being a pioneer for women’s equity and involvement in high performance sport… Race day routine includes yoga and a visualization of the course with paddle in hand on land… Always travels with a French press and hemp hearts… Nickname: Danski…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAC: 2012 – SILVER (C-1)
ICF WCup (overall ranking): 2013 – 25th; 2012 – 25th; 2011 – 30th; 2010 – 35th
ICF WCh: 2014 – 21st (C-1); 2013 – 29th (C-1); 2011 – 22nd (C-1)
ICF WCh (U-23): 2013 – 24th (C-1); 2012 – 8th (C-1)