Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Strength Coach Roundtable #8: Rib Stress Injuries

The Roundtable is back, and we’re joined by guest rowing physical therapist Karen Calara who draws on her 20+ years of experience in physical therapy, rowing, and strength training for a deep dive into an injury that results in some of the most missed water time of any rowing injury. The rib stress injury may […]

RowingChat: Zig Danziger author of Small Puddles

Zig Danziger spent 30 years writing the book about his time on the Rowing team at Yale University. He died last week and his friends and colleagues joined me on this week’s RowingChat in his memory. Carole Claps is his publicist, Alix James is mentioned in the book and rowed at Yale on the womens […]

RowingChat: Bo Hanson of Athlete Assessments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]