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Ready, Row! USA
36 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
RECOVERY SERIES: World Champion Kirsten Kline Rows with Gratitude
“I hope to pursue my passion for rowing for the rest of my days,” says Kline, “and I am incredibly grateful for the many life lessons that this beautiful sport has taught me.” In this episode, we meet Kirsten Kline, the 2021 World Indoor Rowing champion and a Concept 2 World Record Holder. Kline is a 33-year old Alabama native who currently resides in Houston, TX where she works in the O&G industry. She is also a recovering alcoholic, which she believes is a very relevant part of her rowing journey; her battle with addiction brought her to the rowing world.The Crossfit-erg gateway Kline was introduced to indoor rowing through the fitness program Crossfit in 2017 and quickly developed a love for it, using indoor rowing as an outlet during her early stages of sobriety. After she "stumbled into" (her words) a few Concept2 world records, she decided to join a rowing club in late 2019 and quickly developed a passion for being on the water.Challenges of water rowing After winning the 2021 World Indoor Rowing Championships, Kline decided to shift her competitive focus from indoor rowing to rowing on the water. Kline is currently working intensively with a coach to improve her sculling skills. She plans to one day be competitive on the water and vows not let her age, height or limited experience deter her.Our Rowing to Recovery Series covers the role of rowing in many types of recovery, from breast cancer to PTSD, to addiction, mental illness, and physical injury. You are invited to join our secure mailing list for episode announcements and to recommend episode topics & speakers. PLEASE VISIT OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS! Burnham Boat Slings Resolute Racing & Sykes USA GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting
12 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Jen Fitz-Roy PR1 Heads to Worlds!
Catch the video replay or listen here to meet Jen Fitz-Roy – elite PR1 adaptive rower, mentor to disabled youth, and fierce advocate for inclusion and disability rights. And now Jen’s on her way to compete for the US National Team in the World Rowing Championships! Jen is a graduate of Boston College and learned to row in CRI’s para program. She now manages the club’s Para and Military Programs. Since Jen's single sculling boat is not yet an official Paralympic category, she and her coach Beth Noll are on their own to raise funds for national and international competitions. Please contribute if you can! Episode website Jen’s GoFundMe ESPN article World Rowing Championships
30 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
Fall Head Race Preview with Dietz & Wilson
It’s that time of year again (a little earlier this year to give you a “heads” up!), when the legendary Jim Dietz and Mark Wilson, founders of All-American Rowing Camp reveal secret strategies, tell fun stories, and inspire you to participate in the great Fall Head races across the US. They’ll touch on regattas like the Charles, the Fish, the Ohio, the Lake, the Dog, the Schuylkill, the Music, the Hooch, the South, the Colorado, the Cuyahoga, and the latest addition, the brand-new Waco Regatta in Texas. SPONSOR LINKS Burnham Boat Slings Resolute Racing & Sykes USA GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting Ready, Row! USA Season 4, Episode #123 Catch the livestream & replays on our YouTube channel & subscribe on your favorite podcast apps: Spotify, Google, Apple, Stitcher, SoundCloud, & more!
41 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Waco RC Founders Forge Community Connections
Launched in 2021, the new Waco Rowing Center features a course stretching from the historic bridges of downtown Waco to the picturesque bluffs of Cameron Park. But wait! Not content to “simply” launch a rowing center, Walton & Scheuritzel decided this was the year to kick off the next great North American fall head race, the first annual 5K Waco Rowing Regatta, on Sunday November 6th, 2022.Waco Nov. 6 Regatta info & Registration SPONSOR LINKS Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Resolute Racing & Sykes USA Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting Click here for all podcast distribution channels
35 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
ADAPTIVE SERIES: Rowers Celebrate Disability Pride Month
Kerry Kingdon went from ultra marathoner to being told she could no longer run. After eventually being diagnosed with POTS and IST, she received treatment that made her feel ready for competition again. She took a position as adaptive coach at Bair Island Aquatic Center, where she runs an adaptive erg class and rows. Kerry won gold at Indoor National Championships in 2022, 2021, and 2019, Silver at Masters’ Nationals in 2018 and Crew Classic 2019 (PR2 Double). Coach Patrick Johnson has played a critical leadership role helping Athletes Without Limits achieve its mission for the inclusion of athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities into mainstream sport. Patrick heads up the Athletes Without Limits (AWL)/DC Strokes/Veteran Leaders integrated rowing program, which is also a USRowing Freedom Rows designated Adaptive Program for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces. In 2019 Patrick received USRowing’s Isabel Bohn Award for expanding rowing opportunities for those with physical and intellectual disabilities. #rowingpodcast #livestream #athleteswithoutlimits #disabilitypridemonth Got an event coming up at your rowing club or organization? Book one of our short, ad hoc “pop-up” livestreams! Use the event submission form and sign up for our mailing list! SPONSOR LINKS Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Resolute Racing & Sykes USA Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
ARTS SERIES: Jonathan A. Wright: Poet, Craftsman, Rower, Coach
Today, we're talking with Jonathan A. Wright, writer known to his friends as "our local renaissance guy.” Wright is a craftsman and green-building designer. He is the founder of Wright Builders, a firm based in Northampton, MA and known for innovative green design and precise execution. Jonathan is the author of two volumes of poetry, “After the Rain” and “Coming to Quiet.” He writes, coaches, and rows out of Northampton on the Connecticut River. He's the real deal. SPONSOR LINKS Resolute Racing & Sykes USA Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting
40 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
INTERVIEW: Jim Dietz Rowing Center on the Mystic
Join us on this Club Spotlight livestream with Olympic rower & coach Jim Dietz as we discuss the development of his eponymous new Rowing Center in Stonington, CT, scheduled to open in 2024. Livestream 6/22 11am ET on our website; click through for replay & podcast distribution links. Joining the conversation will be John Thornell, head of Stonington Community Rowing and girls head coach @stoningtoncrew, who has been working closely with Jim Dietz since he came on board the project earlier this year. "When we complete the Jim Dietz Rowing Center in early 2024, we will be able expand from a competitive junior team of 50-60 kids to offer a range of programs to younger and older people," Thornell said. "Middle-school kids will see a path to row in high school. High school rowers will see alumni (rowing in college) return for summers. It will open up coaching opportunities for those alumni, too. Younger rowers will also see masters rowers and know that this is a lifelong sport for them. It'll be a multi-use center, with a rowing component of up to 500 members."
40 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Transforming Learn-to-Rowers to Long-term Rowers
As eager new rowers get set to try the sport on National Learn-To-Row Day June 4, Ready, Row! USA takes a look at how boathouses & rowing programs can create successful events and transform these new enthusiasts into long-term rowers and sustaining members. Boathouses and rowing programs are gearing up for USRowing’s Learn-to-Row Day on Saturday, June 4. Individual clubs have their own schedules for Learn-to-Row (LTR) programs as well, throughout the rowing season. With this annual event in mind, we’re bringing in LTR experts Tara Morgan of Seize the Oar and Dave Harvey of Tacoma Rowing to discuss ways that boathouses and rowing programs can retain these rowing “snackers” and turn them into long-term members who will help sustain the club and promote the benefits of rowing. When Tara Morgan learned to row, she only stuck with it for two seasons before opting for other sports. But like for many of us, rowing lured her back in. And now, as the founder of Seize the Oar, Tara launched the Global Inclusive Learn to Row Project – an initiative to bring together LTR coaches and students through online video tutorials (from RowSource.com). Innovative LTR programs that resonate with members of the diverse community of Tacoma, Washington are baked into the operation of the new Tacoma Rowing Club, founded by Dave Harvey. “Basically we do not turn anyone away for any reason,” Dave noted during our TRC Club Spotlight earlier this spring. “If they don’t know how to row, we find a way for them to learn.” Photo: Paul McCabe, ABCrewTeam.orgSubscribe on our YouTube channel & your favorite podcast apps for notifications of this and future episodes, and use the #ReadyRowUSA hashtag on social media for a chance to win cool rowing gadgets & services!
26 minutes | May 12, 2022
Row Away: Rowing Travel Tips in 2022
Get away and make some memories this summer & fall! Our experts will give you last-minute inspiration for memorable rowing adventure travel in 2022. Listen on your podcast app or watch the replay for some last-minute planning secrets & strategies from seasoned guides & travelers Ruth Marr CEO of Rowing the World and Mark Wilson, co-founder of All-American Rowing Camp. Ruth & Mark will focus on 1) last-minute travel opportunities, 2) secrets for successful trips, and 3) benefits of rowing travel. Subscribe to #ReadyRowUSA on our YouTube & your podcast apps for notifications of this and future episodes, and use our hashtag on social media to win cool rowing gadgets & services! *** PLEASE NOTE: Got an event coming up at your rowing club or organization? Book one of our short, ad hoc “pop-up” livestreams! Use the event submission form and sign up for our mailing list! SPONSOR LINKS Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting
22 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
The Rise of Tacoma Rowing
This Club Spotlight Pop-Up focuses on the innovations & community connections that are part of the DNA at the new Tacoma Rowing Club. Our guest Dave Harvey, coaches and is a founder of the club. “In the shadow of Mount Tahoma, we strive to be a program that truly reflects the diversity and strength of our community.” – Tacoma Rowing website. Tacoma Rowing’s coach & founder Dave Harvey join us on this livestream “pop-up” to bring us up-to-date on this new club, which is committed to creating an atmosphere of inclusion and removing the barriers that have historically made the sport of rowing exclusive. “We believe that the long-term development of our youth, mentally, physically and emotionally, will unlock their inherent potential,” says Dave. *** PLEASE NOTE: This is one of our short, ad hoc “pop-up” livestreams – book one for your club or organization on the website! Bookmark this site for updated show notes & links – and earn some swag for joining our mailing list! PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS! Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Books - Oceans Alive! Book 2 in The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly series due out this summer for ages 4-9.
37 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Remote Coxswain "Sees" for Blind Scullers
First in a series on Adaptive Tech for Rowing - send us your ideas!We first met Bob Berry, inventor of The Remote Coxswain, in 2019, when he brought his relatively new invention to Community Rowing in Boston, for some testing and demonstrations. His adaptive rowing tool allows individuals who are visually impaired to participate in water activities that involve rowing - even single sculling! Since then, Bob Berry's device has been featured on NPR, RowPerfect UK, Hear the Boat Sing - and now Ready, Row! USA. You are invited to post comments & questions on all our livestreams, at before & during the show for our guest to answer in real time! Check the https://readyrowusa.com/remote-coxswain for updated show notes, video clips & replay links. Please review & subscribe on your favorite podcast app. THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR SPONSORS! Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Books - Oceans Alive! Book 2 in The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly series due out this summer for ages 4-9.
34 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
The Arts of Rowing: Film, Printmaking, Painting, Books
Click HERE for livestream video replay (includes artists' images!)How do rower/artists express their perception, experience, and feeling for the sport in their work? We'll be exploring the intersection of art & athletics with this episode's guests: filmmaker and videographer Eamon Glavin; sculptor and printmaker Nancy Diessner; painter & photographer Susan Wood; and author Dan Boyne. All four are masters rowers and Glavin, Wood, & Boyne are rowing coaches. Click through to YouTube to watch the replay; and check the website for updated show notes, livestream watch links & audio podcast links, and please share to your art- and sports-loving friends! ARTIST LINKS: Susan Wood Eamon Glavin Nancy Diessner Daniel Boyne PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS! Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design & Management Pierce Press Books - Oceans Alive! Book 2 in The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly series due out this summer for ages 4-9.
78 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
"Foar From Home" Rows the Atlantic for Vets
In this episode, hosts Ryan Worth and Jason Cottingham talk with the intrepid athletes of Team "Foar From Home,"who have just completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, raising upwards of $1 million for K9s For Warriors, which trains service dogs for veteran PTSD treatment and suicide prevention.EPISODE SPONSOR: The Wave Rowing Magazine - the free resource for all types of open-water and coastal rowers. Issue #10 free to download as a PDF or flip-book. The annual Atlantic Challenge race from La Gomera to Antigua brings together 30+ teams from all genders, many walks of life, and different abilities, "united by the same objective: to take on the unique challenge of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat." Many athletes involved are raising funds for charity. Groundbreaking 2011 Atlantic rower Suzanne Pinto joins the @foar_from_home livestream toward the end of the hour for a celebration of International Women's Day. At the time, she was the oldest female to row across the Atlantic. And she's done some mighty interesting things since then! "I'd do it again in a heartbeat," she told us. Hosts and episode producers: Past Atlantic rower Ryan Worth of Glide Boats USA and Jason Cottingham, founder of the new Rowing Parts Supply, Inc. We go live to @readyrowusa YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Click here for the livestream video player & updated details. We love audience participation, before AND after the livestream, so comment at will! Photo credit: Atlantic Campaigns THANKS TO OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS for helping us keep the lights on! SykesUSA Resolute Racing Shells Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Website Services
26 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Ocean Rowing: "Team Pacific Boys"
Every year in mid-December about 30 teams take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (#TWAC), considered the toughest rowing challenge in the world. Starting in La Gomera (Canary Islands) the course tracks over the Atlantic to Antigua (Caribbean) for a distance of 4,800 km over 30-75 days. We talk with Jonathan Harrison, captain of "The Pacific Boys," the team of four Seattle men who first brought our attention to this amazing sport. The team raised funds for Assistance League of Seattle, which helps under-resourced students in the greater metro area.EPISODE SPONSOR: The Wave Rowing Magazine - the free resource for all types of open-water and coastal rowers. Issue #10 free to download as a PDF or flip-book. #oceanrowing #atlanticchallenge #rowing #rowingpodcast #pacificboys #readyrowusa
24 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Ocean Rowing: "Team Wrekin Rowers"
In this series of "pop-up" livestreams, we're spotlighting some of the intrepid crews from the 2021-22 Atlantic Challenge, in the run-up to our March 8 Ocean Rowing episode. Stuart Shepherd tells the story of "Wrekin Rowers." For 40+ days, Shepherd, along with Martin Skehan, Stuart Richards & Gary Richards, all in their 50's, rowed the 3000+ miles across the Atlantic Ocean to benefit two UK charities, the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Severn Hospice.EPISODE SPONSOR: The Wave Rowing Magazine - the free resource for all types of open-water and coastal rowers. Issue #10 free to download as a PDF or flip-book. #oceanrowing#atlanticchallenge#pacificboys#foarfromhome#prowjectx#wrekinrowers#foarfromhome#rowingpodcast#rowing
22 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Ocean Rowing: "Team PRowjectX"
Rowing. Across the Atlantic Ocean. No breaks. 70+ days. How in the world do people sign on for a project like this? Every year in mid-December about 30 teams of 1 to 5 do just that, and take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (#TWAC), considered the toughest rowing challenge in the world. Starting in La Gomera (Canary Islands) the course tracks over the Atlantic to Antigua (Caribbean) for a distance of 4,800 km over 30-75 days. We talk with Sonja Graf and Marina Hunziker of the Swiss team PRowjectX as we celebrate International Women's Month in the build-up to the March 8, 7 pm ET Ocean Rowing episode (https://readyrowusa.com/ocean-rowing). Team website: https://www.prowjectx.ch/en_challengefaq.htmlPhoto credit: Penny Bird, Atlantic Campaigns https://taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.comSeries sponsor: https://thewaverowing.com - THANK YOU! #oceanrowing #atlanticchallenge #rowing #rowingpodcast #internationalwomensday #womensathletics
29 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Institute for Rowing Leadership Returns to Community Rowing
This livestreamed on Feb. 15, 2PM Eastern Time! Click here to watch the video replay and post comments & questions! The Institute for Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing, Inc. in Boston was founded to equip rowing coaches for excellence and leadership in coaching and in life. Today, we talk with CRI’s Senior Manager of Coaching Education, CB Sands-Bohrer, about the 2022 re-launch of this acclaimed program.“Beyond the vast knowledge I gained in every aspect of rowing over my intensive year at the IRL; from rigging to recruiting, from programs to purchasing, from novices to nutrition, the greatest benefit above all others was the doors the IRL opened and contacts I was able to make. Being taught by, and being able to reach out to, National athletes, elite coaches and legends of the sport for advice & input on anything from boat repair to blade selection has been invaluable in my first season as a Rowing Director & Head Coach - a position I secured 3 days after graduating from the IRL." - IRL Fellow 2019 The Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership is a 10-month, graduate-level fellowship program where fellows gain a broad rowing knowledge, and a substantial volume of experiential learning. Participants are guided by reflective practice and supported by Community Rowing’s extensive network of instructors and mentors. Graduates develop the wide array of skills needed to become successful leaders and coaches. Updated show notes on the ReadyRowUSA blog post. THANKS TO OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS for helping us keep the lights on! SykesUSA Resolute Racing Shells Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Website Services
12 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Pocock's Camp Lucy Changes Lives
In our Ready, Row! USA “Pop-up Podcast” on Monday, Jan. 31, Zoe Vais from the George Pocock Rowing Foundation drops by to talk about their Camp Lucy program. Audio posted to podcast apps immediately after the livestream. This new program of GPRF aims to empower confident, strong, healthy young women and share out the Pocock philosophy of “harmony, balance, and rhythm” for rowing and life. Camp Lucy honors the legacy of Lucy Pocock, George Pocock’s sister and an early pioneer of women’s rowing. Take advantage of these short “pop-up” interviews to spotlight what’s going on at your rowing club and share news about innovative new programs like Camp Lucy. Visit our website to learn more and book your own!
24 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Spokane River Rowing
Board member Bobbi Kizer, DEI committee chair of the Spokane River Rowing Assn. joins us for our first Club Spotlight “Pop-Up Podcast” of 2022! During this discussion, we learn how the small but mighty Spokane River Rowing Association is baking access and inclusion into the DNA and mission of their club. Spokane River Rowing Association is looking forward to its 19th year of operation in the upcoming 2022 season. SRRA provides masters rowing 3 days a week, 6 months of the year, and two-week Learn-to-Row sessions in the summer for those interested in joining SRRA, but who have no prior rowing experience. SRRA invites donations to fulfill their goals to diversify and expand rowing in the Inland Northwest. Those goals include a boathouse leased or owned and operated by Spokane River Rowing Association, as well as open rowing, youth and ADA rowing and winter training sessions that are currently limited by liability issues.Click here to book a Spotlight for your own club or program! These are short, low-key conversations – no prep required. We love it when people post comments before or during the livestream so our panelists can answer them in real time, so we invite you to visit the YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedInevents to post questions for our guests! LINKS TO OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS: Resolute Racing Shells / Sykes USA Burnham Boat Slings GoodInklings Web Design
41 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Row for Your Life! - ROWAPALOOZA #7
Our final ROWAPALOOZA episode for 2021 is all about incorporating rowing in your commitment to and practice of lifetime fitness. We are excited to host fitness experts Nick Karwoski of Hydrow and Tagalong With A Pro and Blake Gourley from the Science of Rowing. Spokane River Rowing Association member Marnie Schroer joins to give her person-in-the-boat perspective on physical rehab and the reality of fitness for masters rowers. And we may have a few surprise guests!Be sure to subscribe on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook to get notice of when we go live or sign up on your favorite audio podcast app. The handy-dandy links are all on our website. *** Thank you for tuning in to ROWAPALOOZA, the 3rd year/100th episode celebration of the Ready, Row! USA livestream and podcast! As always, the latest show notes and links, including giveaways and discounts from our guests, can be found on the website. ***
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