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 […]

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 […]

RowingChat with Rebecca Caroe, owner of Rowperfect

By Rebecca Caroe

We decided to turn the tables for August and to interview Rebecca Caroe who hosts RowingChat. Joe de Leo, expert podcaster from the Leo Training Podcast agreed to be the guest host. Listen to RowingChat with Rebecca Caroe on SoundCloud Timestamps to the interview 01:00 Introduction and background in rowing 08:00 My introduction to Thames Tradesmens […]

RowingChat: Adrian Ellison Olympic Coxswain

By Rebecca Caroe

Adrian Ellison won Olympic Gold in 1984 at Los Angeles with the British Mens coxed four crew including Sir Steve Redgrave, Martin Cross, Richard Budgett and Andy Holmes.  He continues to cox and coach and gives us his insights into how to up-skill yourself as a coxswain and how to coach coxes. Listen to RowingChat […]

RowingChat with The Rowing Network

By Rebecca Caroe

The Rowing Network is a coach education website set up by Community Rowing Inc in conjunction with Rowing Australia led by Matt Lehrer and Ron Batt. Listen to RowingChat with The Rowing Network on SoundCloud Timestamps to the interview 01:00 Introduction and background in rowing 06:00 The inspiration for the Rowing Network 08:00 Coach educator traditional role […]

Matt Langridge rower

RowingChat with Matt Langridge four times Olympian

By Rebecca Caroe

Matt is a four time Olympian rower with a bronze, silver and gold medal to his name. He’s won international titles in every Olympic boat class – both sculling and sweep in his 15 year career. We discuss life after rowing, what it’s like having Jurgen Grobler as your coach and why rowing is addictive. Listen […]

Thessaloniki Coastal Rowing Club, Nikos, Rowing, Rowperfect

RowingChat with Nikos Gkountoulas Coastal Rowing Coach

By Rebecca Caroe

Nikos is the leading world Coastal Rowing coach and former flat-water rowing Olympian.  He works with his twin brother, Apostolis to promote all types of rowing in Greece. His move from 2k rowing into Coastal and Beach Sprint Rowing is an opportunity he thinks other athletes could enjoy.  In this interview we run through the different […]