Author Archives: Rebecca Caroe

Rowing pixel art

rowing champions, rowing art, peter schowandt

Creative rowing artist Peter Schonwandt has a unique method of making his artworks – they are built from old computer keyboard letters (keycaps). Recruiting contributions of disused keyboards from rowing athletes such as Donna Etiebet, Andy Triggs-Hodge, Annamarie Phelps, Katrin Thoma and Nigel Longley he has made an unique artwork called Rowing Champions.  The sum total […]

How to find your rowing strengths and weaknesses

A coaching mnemonic for rowers Over the years I have coached all age groups and have used the mnemonic F.I.T to help focus minds and discover where the strengths and weaknesses are in particular rowers. I have a board in the boathouse that I use to address both new and developing rowers. It asks the […]

Where to buy a single scull boat?

Kanghua, single scull, rowing,

I’m looking for a 85/95Kg 1 x racing shell – where can I get one? Rowperfect doesn’t sell boats, but we have written a couple of articles which may help you when searching for a second hand boat Resources for buying Rowing Boats Advice buying second and sculling oars  (also applies to buying boats).  Lists websites […]

Emotional Intelligence for Coaching Rowing

Chris Shambrook: Intelligence for Coaching  Discuss the most rewarding coaching experience you ever had round the table.  What did you feel like? Emotional intelligence for coaching rowing First task Write down 4/5 words about the athletes who are easiest to coach Alongside write down 4/5 words about how you feel when coaching them Chicken or […]

Stretching hip flexors for rowing

Hip Flexor Stretches, rowing hip flexor

Found this really useful article on the Growing Bodies blog about hip flexors. The writer explains that they get tight and also “overactivity” in the hip flexor. Overactivity means you are using your hip flexors too much and they give two situations where this can happen – it’s best to adjust the stroke so you […]

Recruiting new members by Howard Aitken

new recruits for the survival of rowing clubs

The key requirement for growing membership is to actively recruit new members faster than you lose existing members, while maximising retention.  Junior squad recruitment must be focussed on the lower end of the age range, while adult recruitment should be age-blind.  All beginners need to be managed in “cohorts” of similar experience for about 12 months […]

Squat technique

776BC athletic clothes, rowing clothing,

Squat technique is difficult to learn. Using Innovative clothing that maps your body you can see more clearly how you move and learn the correct lifting technique faster. The Team at 776BC design performance clothing.  They have markers on the outside so it’s easier to see how your limbs are moving and a coach can […]

Henley Royal – the delights and the quirks

Bayer Leverkusen stroke is J. Christ

Reporting on a Royal Regatta which I have not frequented for several years gives the benefit of perspective granted by distance. I enjoy the ritual and am simultaneously irritated by some of the rules. Gentlemen were allowed to take off their jackets because the temperatures were above 30 degrees. Everyone was uncomfortable from heat. Coming […]

Will you race FISA Masters this year?

rowing 1k training program, Marlene Royle, Will Ruth

There are three months to go before race day!  If you need a training programme, get Marlene Royle’s 1k Racing program and Will Ruth’s 1k Strength Training Program for your crew. Both are written as a 3 month training programme. FISA Masters 1k racing training plan Within these rowing training programs you will find: In […]