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Denise Aquino and Patricia Destine are two women of color who are dedicated to promoting diversity within the sport of rowing. Both are former rowers turned coxswains turned coaches in the sport. Together they have almost 25 years of experience on the erg, at regattas, in the launch, or at the boathouse. No stranger to navigation or microphones, these former coxswains amplify what it’s like to navigate the topic of race within the white-dominated sport of rowing. Like most bodies of water, the tide is changing; there are more American rowers of color than there has ever been. You’ll hear from people who represented the U.S. in international races to folks who just started to row this year. Tune in to listen to a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and tag-team shows from hosts, Denise and Patricia. Whether a rower or not, you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe and enjoy.

Rowing in Color Denise Aquino & Patricia Destine

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Denise Aquino and Patricia Destine are two women of color who are dedicated to promoting diversity within the sport of rowing. Both are former rowers turned coxswains turned coaches in the sport. Together they have almost 25 years of experience on the erg, at regattas, in the launch, or at the boathouse. No stranger to navigation or microphones, these former coxswains amplify what it’s like to navigate the topic of race within the white-dominated sport of rowing. Like most bodies of water, the tide is changing; there are more American rowers of color than there has ever been. You’ll hear from people who represented the U.S. in international races to folks who just started to row this year. Tune in to listen to a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and tag-team shows from hosts, Denise and Patricia. Whether a rower or not, you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe and enjoy.

    Jo Victorio: Philippine American NYU Rowing Head Coach Believes You Belong Here & Rowing is for Everybody

    Jo Victorio: Philippine American NYU Rowing Head Coach Believes You Belong Here & Rowing is for Everybody

    #030 - Jo Victorio is a Philippine American and the Head Coach of the NYU Rowing Team.In this episode, we talked about:How she got into rowing [2:00]Her team’s powerfully inclusive team culture [4:31]Advice for youth coaches on how to create a culture...

    • 43 min
    Kadee Sylla: “We Need to Diversify the Sport”

    Kadee Sylla: “We Need to Diversify the Sport”

    #029 - Kadee Sylla is a black college rower at University of San Diego and 2019 U23 rower for Team USA. In this episode, we talked about:An obvious takeaway for collegiate coaches who want to diversify their team [11:15]What Kadee meant when she called...

    • 49 min
    Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team Culture

    Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team Culture

    #028 - Xavier Aniton is an 8-year rower, who served as team captain at both Shaker Heights High School in Ohio and Jacksonville University in Florida.In this episode, we talked about:Saying no to basketball and yes to rowing [1:35]Building a strong team...

    • 40 min
    Gabi Heard: Black and Puerto Rican Collegiate Rower Shares Importance of Visibility

    Gabi Heard: Black and Puerto Rican Collegiate Rower Shares Importance of Visibility

    #027 - Gabi Heard is a Black and Puerto Rican rower at Jacksonville University. In this episode, we talked about:Gabi’s journey quitting and then returning to rowing [1:09]What the transition was like between college rowing and high school rowing...

    • 28 min
    Francine Chew: Jamaican American Yale & Harvard Alumna Talks About Access to Rowing & Being What You Can (and Can't) See

    Francine Chew: Jamaican American Yale & Harvard Alumna Talks About Access to Rowing & Being What You Can (and Can't) See

    #026 - Francine Chew is a Jamaican American whose mother was a housekeeper, who attended Phillips Exeter, and who rowed as an undergraduate on the Yale Women’s Rowing Team in the 1990s and in Harvard in the early 2000s while she earned her MBA. In this...

    • 41 min
    Kevin Harris: Tulsa Rowing Coach and T.C. Williams HS Alumus Shares 30 Years of Coaching Experience with Guest Host, Keira Gotrell

    Kevin Harris: Tulsa Rowing Coach and T.C. Williams HS Alumus Shares 30 Years of Coaching Experience with Guest Host, Keira Gotrell

    #025 - Kevin Harris is the Head Women’s Rowing Coach at The University of Tulsa and T.C. Williams HS Alumus. In this episode he talks with Patricia and guest co-host, Keira Gotrell, on the best advice for recruitment, social issues like race, and many...

    • 51 min

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