Here’s your weekly opportunity to enjoy tales from others who also love rowing. This weekly round-up is for a short list of interesting, in-depth articles for you to read over the weekend.
This week in the rowing online news several stories caught our eye:
- Failing gracefully – a timely reminder on how to behave if you lose a race
The other context for failing gracefully is when you actually lose. You lose a contract, a game, whatever. You failed to win. My high school rowing coach drilled this into me and my teammates: that no matter the situation, if you lose you take the loss gracefully, always respect the winner, and learn from the situation. Not that we lost often (my coach was excellent), but if we did, we needed to learn as much as we could from the situation so that we could compete better the next time. When we failed, we failed gracefully and were never the sore losers who blamed a loss on others.
- Rowing New Zealand has a new website – and an interesting page where they describe the athlete pathway to high performance.
- Funny tumblr from DiaryOfARowingCoach – when I find a rowing movie on Netflix
- Jobs – Kingston Grammar School UK, Tokyo University Head Coach, Japan
- And if you like forum chat, here’s an Olympic Rowing one – currently discussing the 8s event with contributions from US, Canada and NZ
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