In addition to the Wednesday night paddle there are several informal training sessions open to members. Please contact the members below about joining in, or email committee [AT] to check times and attendance.


  • Time and Location: LCRK Club Pontoon. Tuesday and Friday mornings, 5.55am for a warm-up run then 6.00am at on the water.
  • Lights and lifejackets required for pre-dawn sessions.
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Usual squad size: Around 6x paddlers
  • Training Style: Members only coaching for K1 paddlers or those aspiring to a K1.
  • Speed: 10kph (ie 65mins or less over 12km course)
  • Showers available at the club after training
  • Opportunity for aspiring coaches to gain coaching hours.
  • Contact: tonyhystek [AT]

Wednesday Evening Club Coaching

On selected Wednesday afternoons before the time trial, Tony Hystek, LCRK Club Coach, will be conducting training sessions aimed at new and current members wishing to improve their kayaking skills.

We will endeavour to conduct a half hour session on the third and fourth or fifth Wednesday of each month as follows:

  • Time: 5.20pm ready to get on the water. Theory then paddle. No latecomers.
  • Date: Check here for dates, and check again on the day of training. They may be cancelled at short notice if the coach can’t make it.
  • Place: Assembly area at top of stairs to pontoon
  • MUST RSVP by the Tuesday before: tonyhystek[AT]
  • Cancellation: Email tonyhystek[AT] by Tuesday OR SMS on Wednesday: Tony 0409229994

Current Training Dates:

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Deep Water Assisted/Self Recovery Workshop and K1 try-oot

On Sunday 3 February, over 20 LCRKers turned up for a combo workshop consisting of K1 assisted and self recovery - and a K1 tryout. Over a dozen boats were available including 10 from the LCRK fleet and a few more boats from willing Members. Pretty much everyone had a go in nearly everything and varying 'favourites' emerged for different people.

This is more than likely to become an annual event - intended to encourage greater use of the LCRK K1 fleet and to improve peoples confidence with rescuing themselves and others and just 'having a go' in boats with less 'fear of falling'.

Big thanks to Alanna for initiating, Tony for head coach role - all the helpers at the shed from 6:30am who helped with loading the trailer, and after with the unloading. Oh and everyone for just mucking in and making it all work!



Above: Benign conditions at 2017 training day