Olly Thomson

Having started canoeing 20 years ago with Meridian Canoe Club, I have been playing polo for the last 17 years. I first trialled for GB in 2007, and was selected for my first Championships in 2009 (the European Championships in Essen, Germany). In 2010, I was a member of the team that won Bronze at the Worlds in ????, and in 2012 I captained the GB Under 21 Mens team to Silver at the World Championships in Poznan, Poland. Since 2013 I have been a member of the GB Mens team, and have captained the team since 2015. Away from the GB team, I play for Meridian C and have enjoyed multiple successes over the past decade with them.

Having paddled a range of boats over the years, I am proud to paddle the Hydro. I find that it gives me everything I am looking for in a boat: it is manoeuvrable whilst being stable, it turns easily and offers me a great platform from which to play.