Rowing Canada Names Locals To International Teams

From Rowing Canada:

Photo: Merijn Soeters/Rowing Canada.

The coaches selected to work with RCA’s 2020 NextGen World Championship, CanAmMex and FISU teams have been named.

The coaching team selected for the 2020 World Rowing Senior, U23, and Junior Championships and Senior Non-Olympic Tour programs consists of Carol Love (RCA NextGen HUB Lead Coach/Trent University/Peterborough Rowing Club), Dane Lawson (RCA NextGen HUB Coach/University of Western Ontario), Greg Szybka (RCA NextGen HUB Coach/Brock University), Isolda Penney (Victoria City Rowing Club), Janine Stephens (Manitoba Rowing Association)*, Maksym Kepskyy (RCA NextGen HUB Coach, University of British Columbia), Pat Cody (Row Nova Scotia), and Samantha Heron (RCA NextGen HUB Coach, University of Victoria).

The 2020 CanAmMex team will be coached by Katie Bruggeling (Queen’s University/Kingston Rowing Club)**, Lisa Kates (University of Calgary), Mary Rao (Brock University/St. Catharines Rowing Club) and Zachary Lewis (Ottawa Rowing Club/University of Ottawa).

Finally, the coaches for the 2020 FISU team will be Bob Ward (University of Western Ontario) and Mark Williams (University of Toronto). Lisa Kates and Zachary Lewis have been named as additional coaches pending team size.

“We are excited by the calibre of the coaches who expressed interested in supporting the 2020 RCA NextGen program,” said Chuck McDiarmid, RCA NextGen Program Lead. “We have a number of returning coaches with international experience, as well as some new faces taking their first steps along the High Performance Coaching Pathway. We have some unique opportunities this year to create dynamic coaching environments, and we are looking forward to working with these coaches to develop exciting training opportunities for athletes that allow them to achieve their performance goals.”

Final assignment of crews to coaches will be made after selection events. Coaches may also be added or removed if deemed necessary to optimally support athletes and performance environments.

2020 NextGen Coaching Announcement

2020 World Rowing Senior, U23, and Junior Championships and Senior Non-Olympic Tour

Carol Love

RCA NextGen HUB Lead Coach/Trent University/Peterborough Rowing Club

Dane Lawson

RCA NextGen HUB Coach/University of Western Ontario

Greg Szybka

RCA NextGen HUB Coach/Brock University

Isolda Penney

Victoria City Rowing Club

Janine Stephens*

Manitoba Rowing Association

Maksym Kepskyy

RCA NextGen HUB Coach/University of British Columbia

Pat Cody

Row Nova Scotia

Samantha Heron

RCA NextGen HUB Coach/University of Victoria

2020 CanAmMex Team

Katie Bruggeling**

Queen’s University/Kingston Rowing Club

Lisa Kates

University of Calgary

Mary Rao

Brock University/St. Catharines Rowing Club

Zachary Lewis

Ottawa Rowing Club/University of Ottawa

2020 FISU Team

Bob Ward

University of Western Ontario

Mark Williams

University of Toronto

Lisa Kates (additional, pending team size)

University of Calgary

Zachary Lewis

Ottawa Rowing Club/University of Ottawa

*Pending finalization of agreement with Manitoba Rowing Association
**Pending approval by Queen’s University/Kingston Rowing Club

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