RowingChat: Rowing Technique as you Age

Marlene will talk about how to adapt your rowing and sculling technique so that you can continue to make technical gains while managing physical compromises or injuries. The discussion will address posture, joint protection, range of motion, and a system of body support throughout the stroke cycle. Also, rigging tips to help you maintain effectiveness and comfort in the boat.
  • how not to slow down
  • power through posture and joint protection
  • the “diamond” rowing structural stability frame
  • mechanics matter – rigging
Marlene Royle was among the first coaches dedicated to masters rowing. Educated as an Occupational Therapist with a specialty in orthopedics, 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. Marlene founded Roylerow Performance Training Programs in 1999 to provide training programs and coaching support to individuals and teams. was the first online coaching service for rowing producing numerous world masters champions, masters national champions, Head of the Charles 1x winners.
As a competitor, Marlene rowed for West Side Rowing Club, Boston University, and Boston Rowing Club. Publications include Skillful RowingTip of the Blade: Notes on Rowing, and several eBooks in the Masters Rowing Advice Series she developed with Rowperfect. Marlene is a contributing writer for Rowing Magazine. Currently based in Quebec, she travels as a visiting coach and a staff member of Craftsbury Sculling Center and Florida Rowing Center for select programs each season.
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 6:30 pm UK time
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 1:30 pm US EST time
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 10:30 am US PST time
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 7:30 am Auckland, NZ time
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 5:30 am Sydney time

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