23 episodes

Former rower turned coach Zak Lewis keeps the rowing world connected and engaged as he interviews members of the rowing community to share their stories, opinions, and insights to keep viewers entertained and inspired.

Dock Talk Zak Lewis

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    • 4.9 ‚ÄĘ 15 Ratings

Former rower turned coach Zak Lewis keeps the rowing world connected and engaged as he interviews members of the rowing community to share their stories, opinions, and insights to keep viewers entertained and inspired.

    Dock Talk Episode 24 - Dr. Ming Chang Tsai

    Dock Talk Episode 24 - Dr. Ming Chang Tsai

    On the 24th episode of Dock Talk, Zak is joined by Dr. Ming Chang Tsai. Tsai is One of the most analytical minds in the rowing landscape, currently working as the lead for bio mechanics and performance analysis at the Canadian Sport Institute as well as the Lead Performance Scientist at Own the Podium. As a high performance athlete and rower himself, he is extremely knowledgeable in what it takes to get the best out of an athlete not only from an analytical perspective, but also the human perspective. He recently published a paper, Identifying Pacing Profiles in 2000 Metre World Championship Rowing, which you can read below!
    Dr. Tsai's Research Paper, Identifying Pacing Profiles in 2000 Metre World Championship Rowing: https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-sports-analytics/jsa220497

    • 41 min
    Dock Talk Episode 23 - Noel Donaldson

    Dock Talk Episode 23 - Noel Donaldson

    On this episode of Dock Talk, Zak is joined by legendary rowing coach, Noel Donaldson. He is Australia's most successful rowing coach, having won dozens of medals on the national and international level, including five Olympics. Notably, he supported consistent world class performances from Australia’s Oarsome Foursome in the mid 90s and was head coach of Australia’s then most successful Olympic rowing Team ever at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Noel is currently the High Performance Director for the State of Victoria Rowing Program in Australia, and is the Chair of the national selection committee for all age groups.
     
    We are extremely excited to have him join us on Dock Talk to talk about his experiences and insights!

    • 49 min
    Dock Talk Episode 22 - Patrick Okens

    Dock Talk Episode 22 - Patrick Okens

    On this episode of Dock Talk, Zak is joined by Patrick Okens! You may not have heard of him in rowing news, but he has amassed an incredible collection of rowing stories over the past years, published in his book, Blues Before Sunrise: Rowing at the University of Toronto. In this episode, Patrick talks about the inception of the program, integration of the Women's team, life lessons, and more! Definitely worth checking out these unique and in depth insights on a small, but significant portion of the rowing community!
    You can check out Patrick's book using the link below!
    https://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/form-blank/index.aspx?sid=731&gid=51&pgid=20813&cid=34609&ecid=34609

    • 43 min
    Dock Talk Episode 21 - Jason Dorland

    Dock Talk Episode 21 - Jason Dorland

    On this episode of Dock Talk, Zak is joined by Jason Dorland! Jason is an Olympic rower, performance coach, public speaker, and an accomplished author. He's an advocate of building a more inviting world for young athletes and focusing on the journey as opposed to results while fostering a love for what they’re doing. He joins us today to discuss his rowing career, some of the lessons learned while coaching, his newest book release and more! We are excited to have him on the podcast to chat with us!
    Read Jason's latest book, "Ike: The Dog Who Saved a Human" using the link below!
    https://lovereadingike.com/

    • 59 min
    Episode 20 - Alice McNamara

    Episode 20 - Alice McNamara

    On this episode of Dock Talk, Zak is joined by Alice McNamara! Alice is a decorated rower,and stair climber as well as sports medicine physician. Alice represented Australia internationally for 11 seasons, and won back to back gold medals at the Rowing World Championships in 2007 and 2008, among other top placings.
    More recently, Alice is spearheading research in female athlete specific research studies with the goal of better understanding and supporting elite female athletes through their training journeys. We are excited to have her on the podcast to talk about her wide array of experiences and research! 

    • 51 min
    Dock Talk Episode 19 - Marlene Royle

    Dock Talk Episode 19 - Marlene Royle

    On this episode of Dock Talk, Zak is joined by Marlene Royle, prolific Masters Rowing Coach, founder of Roylerow (an online coaching platform), as well as co-host of Faster Masters Rowing Radio alongside Rebecca Caroe! 
    Marlene is a huge advocate of Masters Rowing, and is dedicated to sharing her tips, tricks, and experiences on Faster Masters Radio. You can check out Faster Masters Rowing Radio by checking out their website!
    https://fastermastersrowing.com
    We are thrilled to have Marlene on the show!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Saleem29 ,

The Best Rowing Podcast Going!

Zak uses his personal network to get some of the most esteemed guests in the rowing world to share some of their experiences in a way that’s fascinating and digestible for all listeners. Would highly recommend!

Illoana ,

Becca Zimmerman interview

Excellent conversation! Zak shines in his ability to explore, dig deeper and tease out all the details and emotions all while being sensitive and empathetic.

Carlomanuka ,

Love it

Nice to finally hear some rowing conversation that isn’t so technical that it prohibits the average listener from enjoying it.

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