Asked by Anonymous
I’m a shorty at 5”7! And I am a junior female rower!
Asked by special-brun3tt3
We don’t sweep as much as we scull here so I typically row the single, but I am a starboard through and through!
Asked by Anonymous
Heavyweight is generally above 130 / 135lbs, so based on your height I would say yes!
my life goal is to reblog this every monday
I’m tempted to set this up in my queue every Monday for a year.
See this every Monday, Reblog this every time. (:
but why doesn’t he have more notes? i personally am like 50 of these…
lalala it’s another monday and I’m reblogging this from myself, the blogger lifestyle.
1) skull or sweep?
2) starboard or port (for the sweepers)?
3) What’s your must have when you row?
4) Do you have any pre- race rituals?
5) 5 songs you love to listen when erging/exercising
6) 3 favorite things about your team
7) How did you discover your passion for rowing?
8) Hat or…
Asked by fieldhockeygoalielove
I find that guys are pretty chill when it comes to rowing! They are typically no-drama, “show up and do the work” type of athletes, so I imagine it would be pretty nice coxing for them! My only advice would be don’t let any potentially strong personalities or testosterone fuelled egos get in your way of being the best coxswain you can be! Don’t be afraid to take them down a notch, and let them know whose on charge, because they’ll thank you for it later!
As for whether or not you should switch from girls to guys, I think that’s a decision you should make based on the groups of people you could be coxing! Where do you think you’ll have more fun? What are you most comfortable doing? Etc. etc., but at the same time, I think it’s always good to try something new! Your coaches will highly respect your versatility, and it can give you new perspectives and experiences that will benefit your coxing overall!
In the end, is about where you are going to be the happiest throughout the season, so if you need, weigh the pros and cons of each group, and figure out where you’d like to see yourself!
Id love to hear what decision you choose, and feel free to let me know if you need any advice or opinions, I’d be happy to help :)
Goodluck! I know you’ll make the right choice!
Asked by missskippingstones
First off, I just want to let you know that this is completely normal for first time coxswains, and even bow persons! Those who haven’t tried it don’t realize just how difficult it is to be in complete control of the well being of a crew and boat, and how stressful it can be to have to make calls and steer, so don’t sweat it!
It will take you a few outings to gain your confidence, so take it slow as you go, and remind your crew that you are just starting out, your bound to make mistakes! Just remember, when you’re in stressful situations, take a second and breathe! Panicking and becoming frustrated will only make matters worse, and can potentially put the boat in danger.
In the meantime, try talking to other coxswains, and coaches around your club to see if the have any helpful tips like “try this when steering around the bend” , or “it’s better to come at the dock at this angle” … Any one who has been coxing for a while will be an Encyclopedia of useful tips for coxing at your club, so why not take advantage of them!?
Lastly, talk to your crew and see if they have any requests about the type of calls or how frequently they would like you to make them! In my experience, certain groups of people respond better to less/ more, it’s all about finding the right balance of authority and accommodation, and you’ll be an all star coxswain in no time!
Let me know if you find any of this helpful, and how your coxing experience goes in the next little bit :)
1. When did you start rowing?
2. Who do you row for?
3. Any big wins?
4. Favorite regatta?
5. Seat you’re in now?
6. Seat you’d like to be in?
7. Funniest crew memory?
8. Any weird pre-race rituals?
9. Most memorable advice from a coach?
10. How did you first hear about crew?