Dear Parents & Rowers,
I just wanted to say a quick hello on here to introduce myself since I’ll be coaching alongside Mike & co.
To begin, I’m incredibly excited to be coaching once again at Westdale! The rowers seem like a very promising and talented group of athletes & I’m certain that they’ll continue to grow their abilities throughout the season. My hope is that you will always feel comfortable approaching me with any questions concerning rowing, training, rowing-life-balance, etc. – I’m here to help you!
A Few Facts About Me:
- I began rowing during my Grade 9 year in 2002 at Westdale Secondary School & Leander Boat Club (LBC) and have been rowing competitively ever since.
- I have rowed both lightweight & heavyweight (for 5 & 7 years, respectively) at Westdale Secondary School, McMaster University, University of Oxford’s Linacre College, and Leander Boat Club
- I have coached for rowing teams at Westdale Secondary School (8 years), McMaster University (1 year), and the University of Oxford’s Linacre & Nuffield Colleges (1 year)
My Approach to Coaching:
Anyone can train to be a rower & succeed, so long as they maintain their determination. My goal is to build & maintain this determination by providing the coaching support required, and I expect athletes to commit by training hard in return. I encourage all of my athletes to push themselves – safely. My approach is to offer structured, supportive coaching & age-appropriate training to ensure long-term athlete development (something that all of the Westdale Rowing coaches support!).
Looking forward to meeting you all over the coming months!