The Hercules Weightlifting Club was founded in 1998 in Winnipeg,Manitoba by Mirek Korkowski. In 2004, his son Raf Korkowski ran away from the cold Winnipeg winters and expanded the Hercules Weightlifting Club to Nanaimo, British Columbia with his wife Tanna Payne. In 2014, Mirek also moved to Vancouver Island and now continues to oversee both clubs as the master coach, leaving the supervision of the Winnipeg club to coach Ken Mazur.
Both clubs are registered with their respective provincial associations and focus on providing opportunity for active participation and competition in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.
The clubs promote a positive and motivating training environment through the implementation of CORE VALUES
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Mirek Korkowski – Master Coach
Winnipeg, MB & Nanaimo, BC
Raf Korkowski – Head Coach
Tanna Payne – Assistant Coach
Ken Mazur – Head Coach
Eric Mazur, Sean Mazur, Karl Paterson – Developmental Program Coaches
Dean Gillert – Head Coach
Winnipeg Rowing Club – Winnipeg, MB