While you might be enthusiastic and cheerful at the thought of becoming a coxswain, the truth is it will take a lot of hard work, effort, and goodwill to turn into a pro. The road is long ahead of you and there will be plenty of turbulence rocking your steady boat. But there are many ways of overcoming all obstacles,…
You’ve got questions about my coxing and rowing camps? I’ve got answers. This is a working page and I will update it with any new answers to all your questions.
The 9th Seat is not just for coxswains I’m expanding my summer camp program to include two-one week rowing camps that will allow junior athletes a chance to train like a national team athlete at the University of Washington boathouse, Conibear Shellhouse.
Fall rowing means longer mileage and Head Races on tricky courses. Here is a fall update and advice for avoiding mid-race collisions and recovering with the cleanest line.
Coxswains are the central piece of a boat and they pose the same degree of importance as the rowers themselves. Their primary concern is to struggle to maintain the boat in a straight position while moving on the water; they are hence responsible for steering the wheel of the boat and encouraging the rowers to maintain the established cadence. They…
I’ve always wanted to offer coxing clinics at the San Diego Crew Classic because it is a tough but rewarding course to navigate. I’m offering two options: (1) small group session and (2) One-on-one session. Kick off this racing season right and get dialed!
It’s been two months since Hurricane Sandy. The Jersey Shore has been a great day off adventure to all the National Team rowers training at the Princeton Training Center. Two members of the rowing community have chosen to help those affected by the storm. Please join me in helping this great non-profit give back to the small businesses that have made the Jersey Shore a fun day off from day to day stress of training for the Olympics.
One of the most important duties of any coxswain is to be able to make his or her calls as effective as possible. They need to permanently motivate their team and push them one stroke closer to reaching their goals, and this is something that needs to be especially one towards the end of a race. This is the time…
Upon reflecting how the Beijing Olympics have shaped me into the Olympian I am today, I’ve learned that you have to enjoy the journey and believe in the process to be able to reach the destination you’ve envisioned.
The naming date for the London Olympics is quickly approaching. I find myself thinking back to the two previous naming dates and realizing the kind of Olympian I was, am, and want to be.