Joel McKitterick

10th February 2018 Sydney International Regatta Centre Oceania Championships & Grand Prix 2

National team: U23

DOB: 18/04/1995
Hometown:
Gold Coast, Queensland
Club:
Currumbin Creek
Coach: Jimmy Owens
Institute/Academy:
QAS

  • At what age did you start paddling and how did you become involved in the sport? I started paddling when I was 15 years old. It was to help with my surf ski paddling but after paddling kayaks, I began to enjoy it more and more.
  • What has inspired you to train and compete at an international level? To hopefully one day make it to the Olympics.
  • What is your preference – individual boats or team boats, and why? I like paddling K1, K2 and K4. I like paddling K1 to see how fast I can go down the course. For K2 and K4 it’s a little different, you have to work with the team otherwise your team boat that you are in will not reach its full potential.
  • Tell us about your current schedule. Describe your average day? My average day would be wake up at 5:30 am go kayaking then head to the gym after that, off to work then in the afternoon back paddling.
  • What do you do for fun and relaxation? I either go for a surf with my mates or I’m on my jet ski.
  • What is your favourite thing about the sport? Going overseas training with all your mate and then racing for Australia.

Instagram: @joelmckitterick


International Results

2015
4th (K4 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Montemor-0-Velho, POR)

2014
6th (K4 1000) – ICF U23 World Championships (Szeged, HUN)

2013
5th (K4 1000) – ICF Junior World Championships (Niagara, CAN)