Lisa Carrington Testimonial TESTIMONIALS What Athletes & Coaches say about us!
Yu-Zhou
Yu Zhou
Olympian, 6th place Rio - China

“During the preparation for the 2019 World Championships, it was great to have you guys beside us to help. It was an honor for us to receive your help and your direct coaching, technique training is so much easier now. During the technique clinic, I have improved a lot in only a few days and have also become much more confident. The whole women’s team is very thankful to you and is hoping to have the chance to work together again next year leading to Tokyo.”

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Lisa Carrington
Double Olympic Champion and 7 times World Champion - New Zealand

“I loved it. I didn’t know Bled is such a popular touristic place and didn’t know how pretty it was. Overall, we had a nice accommodation, delicious food, and perfect water conditions. Also the whole facility with changing rooms, boat shed and the gym – all in one place – is amazing. You did a good job!”

Johannes Kunz
Johannes Kunz
Head Coach Kayak Sprint - Swiss Canoe Federation

“TiP have another perspective on how to look at the athletes movements / technique. They analyse athletes individually and very precisely. Their analysis is based on his great experience as well as on scientific knowhow. Their advice reached the athletes and was very helpful for the whole team. We – the whole Team – had a big benefit!”

Andri Summermatter
Andri Summermatter
National Sprint Team Member - Switzerland

“TiP’s analysis was a very good experience for me. The detailed analysis of the video and photo material as well as the introduction into specific land and water based exercises helped me a lot understanding my deficits and optimizing my technique. TiP were very supportive and have the ability to explain technical details in a very clear and understandable way.”

Saša Radmanović
Saša Radmanović
Head Coach Women's Olympic Sprint Kayak Team - China

”TiP is an integral part of the coaching staff for the Chinese Women’s Olympic Sprint Kayak Team.  Through individual technique and performance analysis, they support our athletes with very practical advice on how to optimize the paddling technique and the actual performance on the water. They were very helpful in the buildup to the 2019 Sprint World Championships where our team achieved all of the 6 possible women’s quotas for Tokyo 2021. They were also very helpful with advice on specific strength training and upgrading our technique levels in the build-up period for the 2020 season. We all hope we can continue our fruitful cooperation on the way to our highest goal, an Olympic gold medal!”

Bridgette-Hartley
Bridgitte Hartley
K1 500m Olympic Bronze Medalist - South Africa

“I had an intense discussion with TiP coaches regarding my 500m race plan! They gave me the most amazing feedback based on my stroke rate and boat speed. I found their data very interesting to identify which part of my race I needed to work on and also which part seemed to be working well! It’s such a valuable method to compare myself to my competition through all the data they derive from my race analysis.”

Kim Pople
Kim Pople
President Canoeing South Africa

“TiP have a vast knowledge of kayaking, and were able to put across that knowledge to our athletes and coaches in a way that is practical and easy to understand. They stressed the importance of the kayak technique, which has inspired our coaches and athletes to put extreme focus on it during all training sessions. They are a pleasure to work with.”

LINUS BOLZERN
Linus Bolzern
National Sprint Team Member - Switzerland

“Kayaking technique is complex. TiP gave me in depth insights about my current paddle style and useful hints on how to improve it. Thanks a lot!”

Frederic Loyer
Frédéric Loyer
New Zealand National Men's Sprint Team Coach

“The comprehension of the athlete’s race is critical. Understanding the race plan of each crew with objective data and easy graphs to visualize it all, compare performances from race to race and compare ourselves with the best helped me to deliver the right message to the athletes and work on the details of the preparation. This all helped me also to organize different training goals to put in place on the water.”

Franziska Wider
Franziska Wider
National Sprint Team Member - Switzerland

“TiP analysed my technique, stroke rate and speed on different efforts while paddling and assisted me in my training to avoid located mistakes in the future. TiP understands the needs of an athlete and are both demanding and encouraging.”

Luca-Beccaro
Luca Beccaro
Double Junior World Championships medalist, U23 medalist - Italy

“A year ago the team from TiP showed me this new method of analyzing the technique of the stroke. Thanks to this knowledge I could learn how to evaluate my technique errors, how to work on them and thus how to improve myself.”

Anamaria Govorčinovič
Anamaria Govorčinovič
U23 World Championship finalist - Croatia

“Technique has a very important role in our sport. With the TiP technique analysis, I think I acquired a lot of useful information about my paddling. Things that are good and things I should improve. I truly appreciate that.”

Antun Novaković
Antun Novaković
Junior World Championship medalist, Senior World championship finalist - Croatia

“Visiting TiP for a paddling clinic and stroke analytics made me understand a lot about what were my weak areas in performance and on what I should build my improvement on for next season. I liked very much the way we have worked during these days and I hope next time we can come for a whole week as this time it was all too short and so full of new information. I have decided I will include all the new info and the drills the guys at TiP suggested into my daily routine and devote a lot of time to it. So I hope next time we do the stroke analytics, my numbers turn out better! ”

Lizzy Conradie
Lizzy Conradie
Junior National Sprint Team - South Africa

“The beautiful mountains as a backdrop and the still, clear waters of Lake Bled, makes it the ideal training spot. Training in this paradise is an unforgettable experience. The quality of TiP’s coaching is impeccable. Each athlete was treated with professionalism as well as kindness. This balance makes them one of the best coaches to train with. Their approachability allows athletes to feel comfortable and this open relationship boosts performance and well being. It is truly inspiring.”

Joel-Tan
Joel Tan
Mechanical Engineer - Singapore

“Most na Soči is a lovely small village right next to the water. The perfect balance of training and some country peace and quiet. It seems paddling is an international language. The coaching was easy to understand and relate to. Excellent advice for both technique and development.”

Sam Butcher
Sam Butcher
Junior National Sprint Team - South Africa

“It’s unbelievable! The best quality of coaching and the mind-blowing lake. It equals the best training ever!”

Joseph-Rosenfeld
Joseph Rosenfeld
High School Student - England

“The place is incredible! It’s so beautiful and the water is so clear… It’s amazing to be able to drink from the lake whilst you are training! The coaching is intense but extremely helpful. I learned so much and I can’t wait to go back again soon!”

Dejan Fabcic
Dejan Fabčič
Rio Paralympian, Bronze medalist European Paracanoe Championships - Slovenia

“TiP coaches have helped me since the beginning of the Rio Paralympics project. Their knowledge and experience were evident from the start. But only when we had to start adapting the equipment, the training program and the goals to my specific needs of a parakayaker it became obvious how good they were. Having such a strong team of experts behind me helped me shape myself from an Olympic swimmer into an Olympic kayaker and built my confidence too. I believe it is because of them I was optimally ready for the Rio Olympics!”

Nicholas Robinson
Nicholas Robinson
National Sprint Team Member - Trinidad & Tobago

“I have been using TiP for over 6 months now. Despite the training being online, I’ve never reached as far as I am now thanks to them. With the high quality training workouts and top-class online support, it’s almost as if I have a coach in Trinidad with me.”

ROBERT VOGEL
Robert B. Vogel
Medical doctor, and coach of canoeing Paralympian - USA

“TiP are able to take their extensive knowledge concerning the biomechanics and physiology of sprint kayaking and break it into components that any level of student will understand. My technique has improved immeasurably. There is literally no better instructor on the world scene today. Put that together with the inviting nature of Bled and Slovenia in general and you have an unbeatable experience!”

Shyra-Bala
Shriya Bala
High school student - India

“It has definitely been a positive experience with TiP. I got to learn quite a few new things in the short stint we had. The commitment of TiP coaches and dedication to the task on hand (training me) is beyond belief. Once my school exams are over we shall start over again to train and learn more.”

Sašo-Taljat-Luka-Božič
Luka Božič
C2 slalom World Champion, 2 time Olympian - Slovenia

“It has now been 5 years that I trust the TiP coaches for our dryland conditioning program. I really like the way they work, how we implement new ideas into my program every season and how thoughtful they are. Dryland conditioning is a very important part of my training and the coaches at TiP always make sure I get to the main part of the competitive season in the best possible shape. Often due to my travels to training camps and races, we communicate online for whole weeks at a time.”

Mikko Karpinnen
Mikko Karppinen
Mechanical engineer working at CERN - Finland

“As an age grouper coming from other sports, advice from TiP coaches really changed my paddling and the way I train. The training is tailored to your level addressing your specific needs and goals on and off the water. Highly recommended for any ambitious sprint and marathon paddler.”

Ron Benjano
Ron Benjano
Serving military service - Israel

“TiP coaches are special coaches. Add their Olympic experiences to their knowledge and their personality and they can really take you to your limits. Even if it is from afar they support you online as if they were with you in the boat.”

Hans Ulriksen
Hans Ulriksen
Chairman Holstebro Roklub - Denmark

“Holstebro Roklub, Denmark visited lake Bohinj for the first time Easter 2017, and it will definitely not be the last time we will spend our spring training camp in these beautiful surroundings. Nice crystal water and extremely kind people wherever we went!”

Luciano Parenti
Luciano Parenti
Kayak Coach Circolo Nautico Caldonazzo - Italy

“In August 2016 we visited the marvelous lake Bohinj for training before the main competitions of the season. We have enjoyed the perfect training conditions as well as a lot of sightseeing. We have visited lake Bled and paddled on lake Most na Soči with their club too, been to the capital Ljubljana and took the cable car to mount Vogel. TiP will become a standard training destination for us in the future.”

Christine Duff
Christine Duff
Australian Junior National Team Leader

“The Australian Junior Olympic Hopes Team can’t wait to get back to Bohinj for another training camp. Great pre training organisation, sensational training lake – crystal clear and wind free. The people were friendly and all spoke English which made communication simple for all of us. It’s one of the most beautiful training locations we have ever been to. Rest days in Bled and Ljubljana added to the experience.”

Maks Frančeškin
Maks Frančeškin
2011 Downriver Team Sprint World Champion, 2015 3 times U23 Downriver World Champion - Slovenia

“For us athletes from the city, visiting the area of Training in Paradise is always a time of change and excitement. It is a change of environment, of habits, of the way we deal with and meet people there… On the lakes Bled and Bohinj every session means paddling in an amazing scenery and perfect conditions, the lake Most na Soči and the river Soča offers a great playground for flat and wild water together, while Trnovo ob Soči is still very close at any moment… But even more than the training conditions that nature offers us here, we appreciate the kindness of the local people and their openness. They always take care we didn’t miss a thing while visiting. This is why the area of the three lakes and the three valleys is one of my favorite destinations for training and holidays!”

Toon-Broekx
Toon Broekx
Neerpeltse Watersport Club, National Team Member - Belgium

“We expected the environment to be beautiful but what we experienced was far beyond our imagination. The rest is given by nature and the friendliness of the inhabitants created perfect training circumstances for us.”

Teresa Portela
Teresa Portela
Olympian, World Cup winner, European and World Championship medalist - Portugal

“I visited lake Bled and lake Bohinj and they are amazing. I truly liked them and could feel different good things in the same moment when I was there. As a kayaker I appreciate pure nature a lot, so I have to say that the lakes are a perfect place to paddle. With such nature around I feel so much more relaxed, I feel freedom, I feel more focused, motivated and happier while training. All this is important for us athletes in order to keep a ‘fresh’ head. Kayaking is an outdoor sport and we as kayakers should always cherish every opportunity to paddle in new places and experience new feelings. We should use every chance we have to get nature’s energy to help us train harder and better! So I recommend kayakers fully enjoy these wonderful lakes!”

Christian-Endl
Christian Endl
Austrian National Champion, National Team member - Austria

“Most na Soči is a really nice village in Slovenia! I like this lovely place and all the people there, they are always friendly and helpful! You can train there in total peace with nothing disturbing you, which is really convenient for good quality sessions on a training camp! When you’re a real paddler you should have a connection with nature, in Most na Soči you will get a totally new experience with nature.”

Fabio-Wyss
Fabio Wyss
Bronze U23 Europeans K1 1000m, Olympian 2016 - Switzerland

“In Most na Soči everything feels very familiar to me. People are friendly and as a training place, it is absolutely great. If there is wind (which is very rare), there are sure no waves on the lake so you can train any day and at any time. The surroundings are very impressive. If you have time you should do a bike trip or a hike up to one of the mountains around here. But sure the best is the turquoise colored river Soča, so paddle as much as possible when you’re here!”

Zsóka Csikós
Zsóka Csikós
Double Junior World Champion - Hungary

“I spent a fantastic 10 days training at your “Paradise”. It was very effective before my race season this year. The environment is great, the nature surrounding is beautiful and relaxing, the people in your team are very kind and helpful. I would recommend Training in Paradise for all the sportsmen and sportswomen as the perfect place for training. If I have the possibility I will surely come back.”

Gal Jakic
Gal Jakič
Paralympian (Torino, Vancouver), adaptive alpine skier and parakayaker, motivational speaker - Slovenia

“It doesn’t matter if you got out of bed on the wrong foot this morning, Most na Soči, the river Soča and its surroundings offer such beautiful scenery that instantly puts a big smile on your face. The endless possibilities of the river, the mountains and the remote location, away from fast and crazy lifestyle offer you a glimpse of paradise you will gladly return to, again and again. Trust me, you will wish you would never have to leave.”

Petteri Pitkänen
Petteri Pitkänen
National Sprint Team Coach - Finland

“We are happy to be training in Slovenia and the surroundings at lake Bled, nice atmosphere, good training conditions with calm water, and a landscape that is just astonishing!”

Jan Kruk
Jan Kruk
Canadian National Team Coach

“I enjoyed everything about Training in Paradise. They were very accommodating and took care of everything for us. All my athletes and I had to do was focus on our final preparations for Senior worlds.”

Tom Cremers
Tom Cremers
Marathon competitor and coach for Koninklijke Sobeka Canoe club - Belgium

“Training in Paradise lived up to expectations. Lake Bohinj proved to be a fantastic lake to train on with phenomenal surroundings and very friendly and helpful people. Our group of over 40 people loved every minute of it. Training there was fantastic and will for sure help me get a great result at the marathon Worlds. Thanks again for all the help.”

Katie Vincent
Katie Vincent
U23 & Senior World Champion Canoe - Canada

“I really enjoyed my time at Training in Paradise! In the beautiful region of Most na Soči, I felt like I could focus on my training and take in the breathtaking views every stroke! We were accommodated perfectly and ready to do our best at Senior Worlds!”

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis
Olympic and World Championship medalist - Australia

“I was in the Australian team that trained in Bled and I remember it very fondly. We had an excellent training camp here, with great water conditions and very warm weather. The people of Slovenia were very kind and helpful, and they made our stay very worthwhile. I LOVED Lake Bled – the beautiful scenery made it a pleasure to train, and then recover between training sessions too! I recommend it to anyone and hope one day to get back there too!”

Roei Yellin
Roei Yellin
Olympian, World Championship finalist, World Cup medalist - Israel

“With so many options of where to paddle, beautiful water colour and the mountain view all around, every training can become very fast and great training. I love it when the water is so flat, beautiful and inviting, it really makes me want to go and give it all my best in the session. What struck me most in lake Bled, Bohinj and Most na Soči is how easy I can get myself excited and enthusiastic towards each session.”

Ben Fouhy
Ben Fouhy
Former World Champion & World record holder, Olympic silver medalist - New Zealand

“Lake Bled is a stunning training location with a 2km racecourse.”

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe
8 times World Champion C1 - Canada

“When my team first decided to go train in Slovenia, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was told it was like “training in paradise” but I couldn’t have known how exactly this was. Most na Soči was amazing! A perfect location in the middle of the mountains with lots of space to train without any interruptions, a nice club to train in, good conditions, generous people to help us, great house accommodation and more!”

Ian Ferguson kayaker
Ian Ferguson
Olympic Champion and former New Zealand National Team Coach

“I would recommend Most na Soči as a fantastic training area for getting some large miles done. The lake and rivers go for miles with beautiful countryside to dull the pain of hard training and avoiding boredom. The people in the area are fantastic and really looked after us as if we were best of friends. Also, history is amazing and it is close to other lakes and other areas to visit.”

Mahe-Drysdale
Mahé Drysdale
Double Olympic Champion and 5 times World Champion rowing - New Zealand

“I love Bohinj and the whole area. It is definitely one of the best places in the world I have ever trained at. Moreover, it is very affordable compared to a lot of places we have trained in the past. When we are here for 6 weeks that becomes a big factor. I guess when you get one of the best places to train and it is also affordable, that is the dream scenario! I think we are very fortunate. In addition, the roads are great here for cycling with a couple of really good climbs. We really enjoy the area. We will definitely be here in Europe next year too. The plan at the moment is to come back here. Kind of once you find a good place… It is not just to say, it really is a perfect scenario, a fantastic lake! There are no motorboats, so you have to use the electric ones. The length is good. The hotel is perfect, food is really good. We use the gym in Bled. There are so many pluses and nothing we miss. Every morning it is glassy here. You might get wind later on in the afternoon but it never seems to get rough. It really is awesome. You are very lucky to live here.”

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