73 episodes

At Ready, Row! USA, we believe that rowing changes lives. We are on a mission to connect and collaborate with the rowing community – from boathouses, to masters, beginners, legends, vendors – and you! You are welcome to join us on a livestream, or jump in on the conversation thread on any of our episodes - they're "evergreen!"

Ready, Row! USA Charlotte Pierce

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    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

At Ready, Row! USA, we believe that rowing changes lives. We are on a mission to connect and collaborate with the rowing community – from boathouses, to masters, beginners, legends, vendors – and you! You are welcome to join us on a livestream, or jump in on the conversation thread on any of our episodes - they're "evergreen!"

    S5E39: Why Does Youth Rowing Matter?

    S5E39: Why Does Youth Rowing Matter?

    Alex Lynn, Youth Recreational Rowing Manager at Community RowingEllis Evans-Brown, Head Coach at Arlington-Belmont high school crewWhat is unique about rowing among all the available youth sports; when is it the right choice for young athletes? What does rowing do for kids as they grow into adulthood and prepare for college and vocations? In this episode, c oaches Alex & Ellis examine the characteristics of effective youth rowing programs. They cover topics ranging from safety and motivation, and how experienced coaches can foster a secure, enjoyable, and inclusive environment.

    • 33 min
    Peter Kermond, Burnham Boat: Head of the Charles 2023

    Peter Kermond, Burnham Boat: Head of the Charles 2023

    It was 50 years ago today - Peter Kermond started rowing at Belmont Hill prep school, directly across from the site of our interview near Eliot Bridge on the Charles River in Boston. Peter is a beloved legend in rowing - making the US National Team and eventually acquiring Burnham Boat Slings, maker of the slings that rowers rack their boats on at regattas. Now, Burnham's flagship products are their custom made boat covers, and they've added on many other types of rowing accessories, from oar bags to water bottle holders. And Peter has not stopped rowing, competing at most regattas in between shifts at his vendor tent, which attracts a steady stream of colleagues, friends, and customers, ready to chat about all things rowing.
    #rowingpodcast

    • 18 min
    Head of the Charles 2023 Recap with Linda Muri, Andrii Ivanchuk, Maurice Scott

    Head of the Charles 2023 Recap with Linda Muri, Andrii Ivanchuk, Maurice Scott

    We came back a week after the Head of the Charles for a recap – because we couldn’t get enough of this magical world-renowned rowing regatta. We love mingling with the crowd, the thrill of the racing, checking out new gadgets & gear, connecting with old friends, and making new ones.
    On today’s Head of the Charles panel: Linda Muri of Burnham Boat Slings;  Maurice Scott of Unity & Potomac BC & USRowing announcer; Andrii Ivanchuk, coach at Simmons University Crew & Riverside Boat Club and organizer of the Ukrainian rowing team’s visit to the Head of the Charles.
    Message us if you’d like to tell your own Rowing StoryClick here for all 15+ Head of the Charles video replays

    • 25 min
    S5E27: Catching Up with Arshay Cooper

    S5E27: Catching Up with Arshay Cooper

    We're catching up with the whirlwind that is Arshay Cooper! You're invited to join the livestream to ask questions and share your experiences with Arshay - just comment on the discussion thread at any of the replay destinations.
    Besides being a rower, Arshay is a Benjamin Franklin award-winning author, the protagonist of the critically acclaimed film “A Most Beautiful Thing,” nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2020. He's also a Golden Oar recipient for his contributions to the sport of rowing, motivational speaker, and activist, particularly around issues of accessibility to rowing and other sports for under-resourced communities. 
    Arshay grew up on the West Side of Chicago and in 1997 joined and later captained the country’s first all-Black high school rowing team at Manley High School. He dedicated two years of his life to AmeriCorps, focusing on diversity and inclusion, and continues to speak and represent across the country and around the world; most recently bringing his message of empowerment through sports to youth in South Africa and leading a youth rowing camp at Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont.
    Updated show notes & links at https://readyrowusa.com/arshay-cooper-2023

    • 27 min
    S5E26: Fall Regatta Preview with Dietz & Wilson

    S5E26: Fall Regatta Preview with Dietz & Wilson

    Full show notes on the website
    Heading to any of the Great American Head Race Regattas this fall? Tune in to get inspired with legendary Olympic rower & coach Jim Dietz and coach Mark Wilson, co-founders at All American Rowing Camp based in DeLand, Florida.We’re revisiting our annual fall regatta (aka head race) preview a little earlier this year to give you a “heads” up! Every year, longtime coaches Jim Dietz and Mark Wilson return to Ready, Row! USA to reveal secret strategies, tell fun stories, and inspire you to participate in the great Fall Head races across the US. This year, Dietz & Wilson will focus on these and other popular regattas:
    Sep 3  Petaluma Half and Full Marathon, CASep 9  Rock the Occ – Half MarathonSep 10 Chicago River Half and Full MarathonSep 16  CRI Fall Classic Boston, Cuyahoga, Milwaukee, Saskatoon, Albany, SeattleOct 1 Head of the Riverfront, Hartford; WISCO Chase outside of Madison, WIOCT 7  Music City, Memphis TN & Head of the Genesee in Rochester, NYOCT 8  Head of the Rock, ILOct 20-22 Head of the Charles, BostonOct 28-29 Head of Schuylkill, PAOur host for this episode is Diane Bevan, a Masters rower at CRI Boston.
    Thanks to our supporters & sponsors: Burnham Boat Slings; Resolute Racing & Sykes USA; GoodInklings Web Design & Management; All American Rowing Camp; Pierce Press Publishing & Podcasting; Community Rowing, Boston. Catch the livestream & replays on our YouTube channel & subscribe & review on your favorite podcast apps.

    • 31 min
    S5E25: Can I Learn to Row at "A Certain Age?"

    S5E25: Can I Learn to Row at "A Certain Age?"

    You may be wondering, if you're middle-aged or beyond and never rowed before, can you still take up the sport? Many of us row with folks in their 60's, 70's, and 80's who started rowing relatively late in life. If you've got a few "creaky parts," many clubs have adaptive classes and equipment, and the sport has a culture of rowers helping rowers.
    Boston-area Coach Brian DiDominici talked with host Diane Bevan, who learned to row "at a certain age" at Community Rowing, Boston. Get your questions answered, just tune in to our YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn replay events and type your questions in the discussion sections, and we'll have our experts answer them.
    Surprise guest Dani Hansen, Hydrow athlete & decorated Paralympian, joins near the end for our wrap-up chat!With grateful acknowledgement to our sponsors & supporters at Burnham Boat, Pierce Press, Sykes/Resolute, Crew Stop, and Community Rowing. Remember to use the hashtag for your chance to win rowing gear & services! #ReadyRowUSA
    CLICK HERE for the replay of our 2022 Learn-To-Row episode, focusing on how rowing programs can attract and nurture new rowers.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

CoachDaddy1977 ,

5 for content only. Production is terrible

Production is so poor that it makes some episodes unbearable.

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Highlighting a great sport and local clubs and stories

Rowing is an interesting sport growing in popularity with a long history and provides a great way to connect with others while enjoying the outdoors and physical fitness. This podcast does a great job of finding and highlighting local clubs and different perspectives on the sport.

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