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LCKC Coach Kris Lepianka Offers Second Wildwater Clinic

Flattie Silver Medalist to coach Wildwater paddlers on stroking with a wing blade

by Bruce Conover
USAWildwater K-1

October 13, 2002 -- Gainesville, GA

On November 9, 2002, Lanier Canoe and Kayak club head coach Kris Lipianka will offer a one-day clinic giving wildwater paddlers an opportunity to learn proper stroke technique with wing paddles.

If you have some experience with wing paddles, this clinic willgive you the opportunity to advance. If you have never tried a wing paddle, this clinic will give you the opportunity to try them out, and to learn the basics of the proper stroke technique.

LCKC clinic details
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002
Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road Gainesville, Ga. 30506.
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Cost: $30 per participant
Length: One day
Food: Bring a bag just in case, likely to be provided by LCKC Facilities
Facilities: LCKC features miles of paddling, an opportunity to try out flatwater boats, and a weight room.

Lake Lanier coach Kris Lepianka willl host a training camp designed for Wildwater athletes. The Polish team, for whom Lepianka competed, is a longtime powerhouse of paddlesport known for exceptional periodization theory for everything from aerobic development to strength training to diet.

Bruce Conover is a K-1 Wildwater paddler living in Atlanta, GA. Reach him at

Kris Lepianka's coaching education started with the premier Polish coaching school, the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland. He is also certified with the National Coaching Certification Program in Canada and spent ten years coaching in Saskatchewan. There he organized and lectured at over twenty NCCP sanctioned courses.

Prior to coming to Gainesville, Kris spent five years in Austrailia with the Intensive Training Center located in Perth. He has developed several athletes to the Olympic Team level and has been involved with athlete talent identification.

Kris is an Olympian and two-time World Championships silver medalist from Poland.