ABOUT US Coaching paddlers from around the world since 2010!

Improving your performance
is our passion

THE TiP MISSION

Whether we’re coaching online or in person, at TiP we’re passionate about helping athletes of all levels paddle better and reach their maximum potential. That’s why it’s important for us to be able to read and understand any athlete’s needs, quickly identify what will help them progress the fastest, and keep them motivated.

In order to keep improving our training systems for everyone from recreational athletes who want to improve their paddling, to elite athletes preparing for the Olympics; we are continuously developing our tools, metrics, methods, and exercises, keeping state-of-the-art technique analysis at the heart of everything we do.

The incredible natural beauty and near perfect conditions of our 3 training lakes are a constant source of inspiration for us at TiP, and if you visit us here in Slovenia, we look forward to sharing the experience that is – Training in Paradise!

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National Teams

13 National Teams visit TiP between 2010-2019
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Countries

2010-2019 TiP hosts Individual Athletes & Clubs from 19 countries
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Olympic Medals

6 Olympic Medals won by TiP Training Camp athletes between 2010-2019
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2019 Worlds Athletes

TiP coached, provided training, testing and/or technique analysis for 15 athletes from 5 countries competing at the 2019 ICF World Championships
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Tokyo Qualifiers

8 TiP athletes (in 4 boats) qualified for the Tokyo Olympics
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2019 Worlds Medals

Between canoeing and rowing, our 2019 training camp guests won a total of 5 golds and 1 silver at the World Championships

Our History

2010
TRAINING IN PARADISE ESTABLISHED
In 2010 the first athletes started to visit for Training Camps and Paddling Clinics.
2011
1ST ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPICS
Our canoe slalom athletes (TiP conditioning program) qualify for London 2012

2013
COLLABORATION WITH ANDREA PACE BEGINS
In 2013 we started cooperating with Andrea Pace - an Italian physicist and technique expert who has assisted us ever since with analytics and methodology.
2014
1ST ATHLETES WIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
C2 slalom pair (conditioning program) win the world championships in Deep Creek, USA
2015
FIRST ELECTRIC COACHING BOAT
We introduced our first electric coaching boat - as on our 3 lakes only electric vehicles are allowed - The first electric coaching boats are a huge boost for the quality of our program.
2015
TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS
In 2015 we start providing cutting edge technique analysis to athletes worldwide
2017
INERTIAL MACHINES
In 2017 we introduced the intertial machines (or ‘yoyo’ and ‘tsunami’ machines as we call them) into our programs
2019
SPRINT KAYAK ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPICS
2019 marks the first time that sprint kayak athletes working with us (Technique Analysis) qualified for the Olympic Games - Tokyo

Passion, Knowledge, Experience!

MEET THE TiP TEAM

JERNEJ
ŽUPANČIČ REGENT

Founder & Head Coach
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Jernej Župančič Regent
Jernej is our head coach, former professional sprint kayaker, double Olympian (Athens & Beijing), book author, and lecturer. In 2010 he had the idea to combine state-of-the-art coaching services, breathtaking nature and perfect training conditions into one service – TiP. Together with Andrea Pace, they drive the research for better training tools and technique diagnostics. His main focus is always finding what works best for his athletes to improve even further.

MARTIN JANŽEKOVIČ

MARTIN
JANŽEKOVIČ

Olympic Weightlifting Coach
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Martin Janžekovič
Martin is an Olympic weightlifting coach with more than 8 years of experience in different countries. He has trained in the UK, France, Russia and China. He has been actively coaching in Slovenia since 2018 with his Institute for Olympic Weightlifting. Martin can help paddlers learn the two most dynamic lifts in sport (clean and the clean and jerk), and also develop the general strength necessary for all competitive sports.

WEBSITE

BARBARA
ZOBAVNIK

Finance, Marketing & Development
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Barbara Zobavnik
Barbara brings to our team her lifetime love for sport, the mountains and the adventures they represent on the one hand, and a master’s degree in communications combined with extensive experience from the banking and finance world on the other. Being at home in both worlds she is a tremendous asset for us. If she is not climbing mountains, trail running or paddling, you will find her crunching numbers or brainstorming in our office.

ANDREJ
POTRATA

Sports Therapy
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Andrej Potrata
Andrej has a degree in Kinesiology and is about to finish his degree in physiotherapy. For more than ten years he has been working as a sports therapist with top athletes including: K1 Olympic medalist Peter Kauzer, C2 world champions Taljat-Božič, K1 Worlds medalist Špela Ponomarenko Janič, world champion Nejc Žnidarčič, and Olympic champion Marlene Ottey. As a passionate athlete, Andrej understands the needs of other athletes making him the perfect choice for sports therapies for TiP athletes.

Andrea Pace

ANDREA
PACE

Coach, Physicist & Technique Expert
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ANDREA PACE

TiP PROJECTS: Meta-technique, performance & physiology of kayaking

Andrea Pace is a former professional sprint paddler and physics graduate with a thesis on hydrodynamics. Since 1986, he has produced and supplied computerised and video measurements at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, and since 1987 he has worked as a software and hardware assistant at the CNR – INSEAN. Andrea has published two books on sprint kayaking technique and is at the forefront of research on paddling technique.

Stefano Vando

STEFANO
VANDO

Posture & Coordination Specialist
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STEFANO VANDO, PhD

TiP PROJECT: Implementing the CoreMeter into assessment & training
Former high performance professional athlete in Karate. He has a PhD in Kinesiology, on the topic of ‘Advanced technology in medicine rehabilitation’. Stefano is a biomechanics consultant for the Italian Police professional sports unit, and a specialist for posture, balance and motor learning. He is the developer of the CORE-METER software, designed to measure biomechanical aspects of a paddler, such as forces on the seat and footplate, posture, balance and symmetry.

Luca Malusa

LUCA
MALUSÀ

Osteopath
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LUCA MALUSÀ

TiP PROJECT: To improve neuromuscular, postural & metabolic performance
Luca is a former professional athlete and Italian sprint kayak team member with numerous World Cup medals. He has a BA in kinesiology, a Master in Osteopathy and more than 15 years of clinical osteopathy experience with high level athletes. Today he runs his private practice in Padua (Italy). He helps us evaluate the physiological, neuromuscular, technical, postural and nutritional needs of athletes to optimise their training.

IÑAKI
GÓMEZ ALONSO

Coach, Physicist, App developer
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IÑAKI GÓMEZ ALONSO

TiP PROJECT: Measurement & Analysis Software

Inaki has been a Canoe Slalom coach for more than 10 years. After working for the Spanish Federation, he is currently part of the Slovenian Canoe Federation. He is also developing Run Monitor, a software for video analysis in canoe disciplines. Run Monitor collects data about acceleration, rotational speed, rolling, and stroke rate, and allows for statistical analysis and season planning.

WEBSITE

MIHA PIRIH

MIHA
PIRIH

Rowing Coach
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MIHA PIRIH

TiP PROJECTS: Clinics & Consulting for rowers
Miha is a three time Olympian and a World Championship medalist. Combining the experiences of an elite rowing career, 10 years of successful coaching and a degree in Kinesiology he does a wonderful job with our rowing clients. Miha is a great teacher and inspiration for rowers of all abilities.

WEBSITE

JERNEJ
ŽUPANČIČ REGENT

Founder & Head Coach
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Jernej Župančič Regent
Jernej is our head coach, former professional sprint kayaker, double Olympian (Athens & Beijing), book author, and lecturer. In 2010 he had the idea to combine state-of-the-art coaching services, breathtaking nature and perfect training conditions into one service – TiP. Together with Andrea Pace, they drive the research for better training tools and technique diagnostics. His main focus is always finding what works best for his athletes to improve even further.

MARTIN JANŽEKOVIČ

MARTIN
JANŽEKOVIČ

Olympic Weightlifting Coach
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Martin Janžekovič
Martin is an Olympic weightlifting coach with more than 8 years of experience in different countries. He has trained in the UK, France, Russia and China. He has been actively coaching in Slovenia since 2018 with his Institute for Olympic Weightlifting. Martin can help paddlers learn the two most dynamic lifts in sport (clean and the clean and jerk), and also develop the general strength necessary for all competitive sports.

WEBSITE

BARBARA
ZOBAVNIK

Finance, Marketing & Development
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Barbara Zobavnik
Barbara brings to our team her lifetime love for sport, the mountains and the adventures they represent on the one hand, and a master’s degree in communications combined with extensive experience from the banking and finance world on the other. Being at home in both worlds she is a tremendous asset for us. If she is not climbing mountains, trail running or paddling, you will find her crunching numbers or brainstorming in our office.

Andrea Pace

ANDREA
PACE

Coach, Physicist & Technique Expert
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ANDREA PACE

TiP PROJECTS: Meta-technique, performance & physiology of kayaking

Andrea Pace is a former professional sprint paddler and physics graduate with a thesis on hydrodynamics. Since 1986, he has produced and supplied computerised and video measurements at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, and since 1987 he has worked as a software and hardware assistant at the CNR – INSEAN. Andrea has published two books on sprint kayaking technique and is at the forefront of research on paddling technique.

ANDREJ
POTRATA

Sports Therapy
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Andrej Potrata
Andrej has a degree in Kinesiology and is about to finish his degree in physiotherapy. For more than ten years he has been working as a sports therapist with top athletes including: K1 Olympic medalist Peter Kauzer, C2 world champions Taljat-Božič, K1 Worlds medalist Špela Ponomarenko Janič, world champion Nejc Žnidarčič, and Olympic champion Marlene Ottey. As a passionate athlete, Andrej understands the needs of other athletes making him the perfect choice for sports therapies for TiP athletes.

Stefano Vando

STEFANO
VANDO

Posture & Coordination Specialist
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STEFANO VANDO, PhD

TiP PROJECT: Implementing the CoreMeter into assessment & training
Former high performance professional athlete in Karate. He has a PhD in Kinesiology, on the topic of ‘Advanced technology in medicine rehabilitation’. Stefano is a biomechanics consultant for the Italian Police professional sports unit, and a specialist for posture, balance and motor learning. He is the developer of the CORE-METER software, designed to measure biomechanical aspects of a paddler, such as forces on the seat and footplate, posture, balance and symmetry.

Luca Malusa

LUCA
MALUSÀ

Osteopath
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LUCA MALUSÀ

TiP PROJECT: To improve neuromuscular, postural & metabolic performance
Luca is a former professional athlete and Italian sprint kayak team member with numerous World Cup medals. He has a BA in kinesiology, a Master in Osteopathy and more than 15 years of clinical osteopathy experience with high level athletes. Today he runs his private practice in Padua (Italy). He helps us evaluate the physiological, neuromuscular, technical, postural and nutritional needs of athletes to optimise their training.

IÑAKI
GÓMEZ ALONSO

Coach, Physicist, App developer
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IÑAKI GÓMEZ ALONSO

TiP PROJECT: Measurement & Analysis Software

Inaki has been a Canoe Slalom coach for more than 10 years. After working for the Spanish Federation, he is currently part of the Slovenian Canoe Federation. He is also developing Run Monitor, a software for video analysis in canoe disciplines. Run Monitor collects data about acceleration, rotational speed, rolling, and stroke rate, and allows for statistical analysis and season planning.

WEBSITE

MIHA PIRIH

MIHA
PIRIH

Rowing Coach
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MIHA PIRIH

TiP PROJECTS: Clinics & Consulting for rowers
Miha is a three time Olympian and a World Championship medalist. Combining the experiences of an elite rowing career, 10 years of successful coaching and a degree in Kinesiology he does a wonderful job with our rowing clients. Miha is a great teacher and inspiration for rowers of all abilities.

WEBSITE

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