Experience: Demystify the role of a Coxswain
Price: 65 CAD/60 min
Ever wondered what the heck a good call from the 9th seat sounds like? Or even better, how to make one yourself? Hook up with me for some coxswain coaching-- at least one "ah-ha" moment guaranteed! Better yet, let me share the best road cycling spot in Canada-- Victoria, BC. You'll be delighted by some twisty roads not dissimilar to ones found outside of Milan, followed by apres at a local haunt-- perfect for recounting the ride's battle stories.
I am a dual-sport athlete, with a passion for coffee and snacks. I began coxing in St.Catharines, Canada in 2002 and earned my first Maple Leaf in 2009 with Canada’s Under-23 Women’s eight. Since then, I have coxed for Canada at 2 Under-23 World Championships, 5 World Cups, 5 World Championships, and 2 Paralympic Games— bringing home a total of 10 international medals for Canada in both able-bodied and para-rowing events including Canada’s first medal in rowing at the Paralympics.
Off the water, you can find me perfecting my craft on a road bike. After suffering a tibia fracture as a (mediocre) competitive distance runner, I tried road cycling, and worked my way through the ranks, ultimately landing a contract with Vancouver-based UCI Continental Women’s Team InstaFund La Prima Racing in 2019 and 2020.
I believe that elite racing on the bike helps me understand what her rowing team mates experience in the boat, and elevates her game in international racing, and I would love to share the knowledge I have. I don't believe or ascribe to the old-school culture of secrecy in coxing-- I want to play a part in developing the next generation of coxswains!
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