The VI International Congress of Coaches in Sprint Canoeing is just around the corner with less than three weeks remaining until the beginning. The congress will take place in Catoira, Spain, from 14 to 16 October 2016. The most important international congress in Sprint Canoeing will attract many experts and coaches. So far over 200 participants have been entered in the pre-registration period and organisers expect the total of around 300 participants to attend the congress in Catoira.

The 2016 Olympic season in slowly coming to an end and several coaches who have been an important part of the successes in this and previous years are expected to attend the congress, some of them also giving lectures. András Faludy, coach and Vice President of the Hungarian Canoe Federation who celebrated three Olympic gold medals in Rio thanks to women’s K2 and K4 500 metres crews as well as Danuta Kozak’s gold in women’s K1 500 metres final, will open the congress with his presentation, titled “Preparation of training from the base to high level in Hungary”.

The following day Gordon Walker will take the lead with his presentation “Aerobic Power and Anaerobic Power of the Women”. Walker is a national coach of New Zealand, coach of Lisa Carrington, 2012 and 2016 K1W 200 metres Olympic gold medallist and 2016 K1W 500 metres Olympic bronze medallist.

Max Hoff, 2016 Olympic Champion in men’s K4 1000 metres event, will also be among the presenters. On Sunday he will talk about “Adaptation and Progression of a Wildwater canoeist into Sprint”. Of course we cannot forget Miguel García, Spanish national team coach, whose protégées won two medals in Rio de Janeiro, and will also be attending this congress. Saúl Craviotto and Cristian Toro became K2M 200 metres Olympic champions and Craviotto won an additional bronze medal in men's 200 metres final in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

The presentations at the congress will be simultaneously translated from Spanish to English and vice versa.