Coxswains are often compared to jockeys, quarterbacks, or some other form of screaming taskmaster. But our role is greater than that.
Don’t stop rowing this winter. If you live in a warmer climate, there are many lovely bodies of water to row on in the South and West. For everyone else, there’s the ergometer. Go to the Concept2 website, find a workout that suits you, and pair up with a partner for motivation and for safety.
The erg is no substitute for on-water rowing, yet it remains the best tool we have for improving sport-specific fitness and the basics of the stroke.
Video from the 2016 Princeton 3-Mile Chase at Lake Carnegie in Princeton, New Jersey.
World Lightweight Doubles Champion Steve Peterson is bringing a lifetime of experience in the sport to Indiana University Women’s Rowing.
Days at the course offer plenty of down time, but it doesn’t have to be wasted time. Like coaches, coxswains must also be scholars of the sport. Fortunately, there is a lot they can learn by watching and listening to other crews. Technique and tactics, in particular, are elements that can be gleaned with patience and a watchful eye.
Enjoy this video recap of the 2016 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.