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RowingChat with Phil Simmons

Streamed live on Feb 13, 2017 Phil is an Olympian and former international sweep rower who has successfully … read more

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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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About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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