RowingChat with Phil Simmons

Phil Simmons, GB Rowing
Streamed live on Feb 13, 2017

Phil is an Olympian and former international sweep rower who has successfully switched into coaching. He has been 7 years at Kingston Grammar School coaching boys and girls.
Timestamps for topics in the podcast.
0:01 introductions and background in rowing
0:02 Transitioning from being an athlete to being a coach
0:04 The state of school rowing in UK
[Break while we had internet problems] 0:18 resumes
0:19 Independent schools and clubs with junior rowing programmes
0:21 Balance of sweep and sculling in junior rowing
0:26 Retention in rowing after school
0:29 Self organisation around time management skills for athletes.
0:30 Distance rowed per week for J19s
0:32 Schools Head of the River Race
0:35 Correlation between ergo scores and faster rowers
0:37 How do you deal with pushy parents?
0:43 The Kitchen Society school support organisation for UK School rowing
0:49 Cross training exercises for rowing
0:51 Rowing the Gloriana, Malcolm Knight the Boatmaster
0:53 How does coaching help maintain good technique in a boat?
0:55 FISA decision to drop LM4-

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