Calling all masters rowers – we have started a Facebook Group called “Masters Rowing International” to enable masters rowers to discuss topics of interest and also to get expert advice from Marlene Royle.
The Group has over 1500 members at the time of writing from Hong Kong, China to Uzbekistan and Alaska. Discussion is in English with a ton of lovely photos being shared.
Recent topics include:
- Has anyone got experience doing the Volalonga Race in Venice, Italy?
- Sharing photos of where you row
- Thoughts on improving sprint splits at the end of a 1k race
- Dealing with ‘egos’ in the club
- Job advert for a coach
- And a newspaper article about “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter who is a sculler on the Potomac!
Do come and join the Masters Rowing Discussion Group on Facebook
About Marlene Royle
Marlene Royle was among the first coaches dedicated to masters rowing. Marlene’s coaching career began in 1982 with the Boston University Summer Recreational Rowing Program, a community sweep program on the Charles River. From 1986 to 2005, Marlene coached at the Craftsbury Sculling Center in Vermont and was the associate director for three years. From 2005 to 2009, Marlene was the head coach at the Florida Rowing Center in Wellington, Florida. In 2013 Marlene was the runner up for the USRowing Choice Awards Masters Coach of the Year.
In 1999, Marlene founded Roylerow Performance Training Programs to individually train rowers designing workouts and communicating via email. Roylerow.com was the first online coaching service for rowing. Shortly thereafter, her athletes started reaching the podiums of major regattas. Marlene’s coaching has produced numerous world masters champions, masters national champions, Head of the Charles winners, and personal bests. College coaches, pre-elite athletes, as well as, those training for general health, re-entering the sport after injury, or just starting to compete use her programs.