Wassersportverein at a Glance

  • PCK sponsors the Wassersportverein.
  • Our club was founded in 2007 after the unification of three water sports clubs.
  • 700 members (2007: 270 members)
  • Interdisciplinary; 7 divisions, among else
    • canoe sports (canoe racing, canoe polo)
    • rowing
    • health sports (rehabilitation sports, yoga, fitness)
    • sports in general (soccer, volleyball)
    • sports for the youngest (4–6 years)
  • Impact on German Competitive Sport:
    • Regional base for canoeing
    • Regional base for rowing
    • National base for paracanoeing
  • Succesful athletes:
    • Sebastian Brendel, canoe flatwater (Olympic Champion 2012, 2016 2*, several medals at European- and worldchampionchips)
    • Jan Vandrey, canoe flatwater (Olympic Champion 2016)
    • Frank Klawonn, rowing (olympic champion)
    • Gerhard Bowitzky, paracanoe (world champion 2012)
    • several successful athletes at Junior-Worldchampionchips
    • Sebastian Girke, special Olympics canoe (2 * gold medals SOD World Games 2015)
  • Returns of the Club:
    • Membership fees
    • Holding of regattas
    • Caravan and camping site
    • Renting out boats
    • Physical education, servicing nearby schools
    • Without sponsors' contributions, the club would not be able to survive