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Coxswain Clinic Series Kicks Off with USRowing Training Center’s Kendall Schmidt

by Allison Frederick Müller, allison@usrowing.org | Nov 30, 2015
USRowing is excited to announce that the first stop of its Coxswain Clinic Series will take place Sunday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tufts Boathouse in Boston, Mass.
7574551214_ef6a208d19_oPRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing is excited to announce that the first stop of its Coxswain Clinic Series will take place Sunday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tufts Boathouse in Boston, Mass.

Headlining the event is USRowing Training Center coxswain Kendall Schmidt, who is currently training in Princeton, N.J., with the women’s team.

“I'm thrilled to be a part of this series and looking forward to discussing how to be a smart, tough, and reliable coxswain,” said Schmidt, a member of the U.S. Under 23 National Team in 2012 and 2013 where she won back to back gold medals in the women’s eight.

Schmidt spent her undergraduate career at University of Wisconsin where her eight finished fifth at the Head of the Charles in 2011 and 2012. She won the women's champ four with USRowing in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

On-site registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m., with programming set to begin promptly at 9 a.m. Topics discussed will include winning tactics, driving your boat, training, recruiting and more. To register for the event online, click here.

Stay tuned for a Coxswain Clinic near you! Additional 2016 events will be announced in the coming weeks for locations throughout the country.

UPDATE 12/4/2015
Joining Schmidt is Kelly Evans, 1st Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator for Harvard-Radcliffe’s Heavyweight program. Evans graduated from Harvard in 2010 where she coxed the men's heavyweight varsity eight to gold at Eastern Sprints and won the Ladies Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta as a senior. In 2009, she coxed the second and third varsity crews, winning the club eight event at the Head of the Charles and earned silver at the Eastern Sprints.

Margot Zalkind, USRowing Safety Committee Chair, will also be presenting on safety best practices for coxswains. Zalkind also serves as the Executive Director for the The Foundation of Rowing Education and co-authored The Coxswain Encyclopedia. On the water, she has medaled at Head of the Charles Regatta, Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, World Masters Games and USRowing Masters Nationals.

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