Small Puddles

A very special RowingChat dedicated to Zig. RIP

By Rebecca Caroe

Michael (Zig) Danziger, author of Small Puddles, The Triumphant Story of Yale’s Worst Oarsman.  Ever. passed away two weeks ago.  He was scheduled to be my guest on RowingChat this week. Rather than cancel, I invited his rowing friends to join theRowingChat to talk about Zig, his book and what his life taught them.  Dave […]

RowingChat: Bo Hanson of Athlete Assessments

By Rebecca Caroe

Bo Hanson has three Olympic Medals representing Australia and now leads the Athlete Assessments business tutoring coaches in the techniques that build resilient athletes and “toughness”.  His insights into the psychology tools that build great teams as well as personal experience from rowing are covered in detail during this RowingChat episode. Team Culture and Identity […]

Strength Coach Roundtable #7: The Squat

By Strength Coach Roundtable

After a few month’s hiatus, rowing strength coaches Will Ruth, Blake Gourley, and Joe Deleo return to the Strength Coach Roundtable to talk about an important lift for rowing performance–the squat. In this 45-minute episode, we talk about how we teach it to our rowers, our favorite (and least favorite) variations of the squat to […]

RowingChat: Advanced Rowing Charlie Simpson and Jim Flood

By Rebecca Caroe

Charlie Simpson and Jim Flood have authored a new book called Advanced Rowing – it shows in detail the techniques and training programmes of top international and club coaches.  Setting out to “demystify” the secrets of top rowing coaches, the authors succeed in explaining the difference between good and excellent coaches. In the discussion we […]

RowingChat: Penny Chuter former chief coach British Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Penny Chuter was the leader responsible for standardising the selection of athletes and formalising the coach education methods used today by British Rowing.  She also worked for FISA (World Rowing) as a coach on the development programme.  Her insights into what makes athletes skilful, boats move fast and how to get the best out of […]

UK-based podcasters an offer for you

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect has been invited to the BBC Music event in London.  We can’t go.   Would any readers like our free ticket? Did you know that SoundCloud is sponsoring BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify next weekend, October 6-8, at the ExCel in London? Because you are a loyal creator on SoundCloud, we are extending an […]

RowingChat: Craftsbury Sculling Center

By Rebecca Caroe

Going on rowing camp is an experience which many never get – today we are with two expert coaches from the famous Craftsbury Sculling Center in Vermont USA, Marlene Royle and Troy Howell.  Together they talk us through the opportunities a technique small boats camp can offer for accelerated learning. Listen to RowingChat with Craftsbury […]

Troy Howell

RowingChat: at Craftsbury Sculling Center

By Rowperfect UK

This month we welcome back two previous RowingChat guests who are both expert sculling coaches.  Together they’re coaching at the world famous Craftsbury Sculling Center in Vermont, USA. Our focus will be around rowing and sculling camps, The Benefits of going on camp, Coaching people who row for other clubs and in other programmes, How […]