CRNZ New.jpeg ORCA_LOGO_BW.jpg OLYMPIC London 2012.pngLisa Carrington

Lisa Carrington   

Lisa is a women’s K1 200m and K2 500m sprint kayaker.

Lisa hails from New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty and now lives, trains and studies on the North Shore in Auckland. She was introduced to kayaking when her father convinced her to attend a development camp in Rotorua run by New Zealand Olympic legend Ian Ferguson.

Lisa directly qualified for the K1 200m Olympic boat and athlete quota at the 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, also becoming New Zealand’s first woman WORLD CHAMPION! At the same regatta Lisa and partner Erin Taylor qualified the boat and athlete quota for the K2 500m.

Lisa is a member of the 2012 Canoe Racing NZ World Cup team and the Olympic Squad.

At the recent ICF Canoe Sprint World Cups in Europe Erin and Lisa performed well in the K2 500m placing fifth in the A final in Poznan, Poland and first in the B final in Duisburg, Germany.  Lisa's performance in the K1 200m was spectacular with silver in World Cup 2.




Date of Birth

23 June 1989


Whakatane High School, Massey University


Ohope, New Zealand






1.68m / 63kg

Olympic Games

London 2012


K1 200m, K2 500m

Paddling since



Eastern Bay Canoe Racing Club, Whakatane


Gordon Walker






ASB, Under Armour


Surfing (when I get around to it)





Greatest Sporting

Winner Women’s K1 200m.First NZ woman to become a Canoe Sprint World Champion

Future Goals

Olympic gold


I draw inspiration from successful people

Greatest influence on career

Coaches, parents

Favourite NZ sportsperson 

Valerie Adams

Average training day

Paddling, gym, paddling

Best advice given 

Do it because you love it

What keeps you busy
outside the sport?

Surf life-saving, beach

Favourite food


Hopes for 2012 


Advice to new paddlers

Make sure you're having fun

Top International Results

  • 2012 - 1st K1 200m, K2 500m Oceania Championships
  • 2011 - 1st Women’s K1 200m, ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships 
  • 2011 - 1st K1 500, 2nd K1 200 GP2 Australia
  • 2010 - 9th K2 500m ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships 

Top National Results

NZ Canoe Sprint Champs

  • 2012 - 1st K1, K2, K4 200m, K1, K2, K4 500m
  •  2011 - 1st K1 200m & 500m
  • 2010 - 1st K1 200m, K1 500m


Lisa Carrington Photo Gallery


Events Calendar

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The Forward Paddling Stroke (The Four Phases)

Date: 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Author: Scott Bicknell

Comments: 1

Last Comment: 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Forward Paddling Stroke (The Four Phases) ...

Additional Online Features?

Date: 11:32 a.m. Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Author: Scott Bicknell

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

What additional features would you like to see within the Online Coaching area? ...

Key Challenges?

Date: 11:34 a.m. Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Author: Scott Bicknell

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

What are your club's and the sport's 'burning' issues or key challenges? ...

Bracsa IV Paddle

Date: 2:23 p.m. Thursday, 7 March 2013

Author: Mitch Graham

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

Bracsa IV Maxi Paddle with adjustable length from 216-222cm. ...

Bracsa II min - unused 222cm

Date: 8:36 a.m. Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Author: Calvin

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

I am selling a Bracsa 2 min with split shaft in new condition. $550
Size 217 cm - 222 cm


Braca X Min Adjustable shaft

Date: 11:28 a.m. Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Author: Deb Marras

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

Braca X min for sale ...

Ruahine f1 multisport kayak

Date: 1:53 p.m. Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Author: josh greenfield

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

Ruahine f1 multisport kayak ...

Nelo rotating carbon seat

Date: 12:31 p.m. Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Author: Tom

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

Nelo rotating carbon swivel seat.


Jantex gamma large minus

Date: 8:33 p.m. Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Author: Shaun

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

Jantex gamma large minus. Has split shaft 211 to 221. $500. Phone or txt 0274271007 ...

Jantex gamma large minus

Date: 8:37 p.m. Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Author: Shaun

Comments: 1

Last Comment: 3:14 p.m. Wednesday, 28 May 2014

In new condition, has split shaft 211 to 221 ...

K1: Vajda Supersonic XXL

Date: 10:17 a.m. Sunday, 27 April 2014

Author: Darrell

Comments: 2

Last Comment: 2:37 p.m. Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Great boat for marathon or sprint racing.

Riber One Man Kayak

Date: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 12 July 2014

Author: Rachael

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

The Riber one man Kayak is specifically designed to be a great all rounder, with its extra large coc ...

Bracsa II min - as new

Date: 9:28 p.m. Sunday, 20 July 2014

Author: Kal

Comments: 0

Last Comment:

Bracsa II min - as new ...

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