Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club Paddlers Vie for Olympics

Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Timing Tower ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland
Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Timing Tower ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club (LCKC) has retained the glory of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, where visitors from around the world experienced the 1996 Olympic Games.

Members of LCKC honor the club’s global reputation for excellence.  A few are in Milan, Italy, preparing for the ICF Flatwater Sprint World Championships over the weekend of August 20-23, 2015.

That’s the first qualification event for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  The second and final chance to qualify occurs next May at the PanAmerican Qualifer, here at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

Lanier Canoe Kayak Club’s Team USA reps:

  • 2012 Olympian Tim Hornsby
  • Chris Miller
  • Stanton Collins
  • Alex McLain
  • Ben Hefner
  • Ian Ross and
  • Gavin Ross.

LCKC High Performance Coach Claudiu Ciur is the USA National Team coach for this event.  Coach Ciur said, “We have a very strong group of young athletes.   They have trained hard the past year and we are expecting some impressive results from these athletes.”

Come paddle and take advantage of all Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club offers.  LCKC has programs for children 7 and older, and a fleet of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards for members.

Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club


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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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