This April (28th at 9PM BST) we welcome Jim Flood to our RowingChat interview podcast. RowingChat is a free to listen in LIVE and RECORDED podcast that you can sign up to for free. You even get to ask our guests a question of your own when you sign up each month. Join in and improve your rowing with Rowperfect: RowingChat!
About Jim: Why should you listen in on his interview?
A master coach educator joins us on RowingChat for April! Jim Flood spends much of his time coaching rowing in disadvantaged and third world countries. His entire approach to coaching in rowing is to bring it up to the standard of other sports, using coaching within those sports as an example to work off. He believes that athletes need to be complicit in the training process and must have a deep understanding of what they are being asked to do. With this, he has found that an athlete’s performance and receptiveness to training greatly improve.
Jim has authored several in-depth rowing books as well as booklets aimed at explaining the technicalities of balancing a boat and the effects of changes in rigging. Jim is a Coach Educator for British Rowing and a Development Coach for FISA. Supported by funding from Olympic Solidarity, he has worked with coaches and National Rowing Federations in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Uganda and Kenya. The broad aim of his work is to raise the standards of coaching and performance in these areas of the world so that their athletes have an improved opportunity to compete at an international level.
Last but not least, Jim is also a former engineer. A good example of his work are his designs for equipment that can be made using local skills and materials to provide basic training boats and rowing machines.
Jim’s contributions to coaching and its development in rowing has been vital, so don’t miss this chance to ask him your pressing rowing coaching and training questions!