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WELCOME - Let’s Get Better! USRowing’s 2020 Annual Convention is going virtual this December! Although all of us would rather be meeting in person, COVID-19 had other plans. No worries though. In fact, this year’s convention promises to be bigger than ever with brand new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training that will be available free of charge to all of our members along with our ever-popular Para/Adaptive, Coaching Education, Business of Rowing and Referee tracks. And the best part is all of this great content is available from the convenience of home!

We’ll focus on getting better across the spectrum -- improving as coaches, creating more inclusive boathouses, strengthening our organizations as we come back from COVID-19, enhancing our physical and mental well-being, and more. While 2020 has been a challenging year, this year’s Annual Convention serves as a springboard to start 2021 off stronger, healthier, wiser … and better!
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USRowing is excited to announce that VESPOLI USA will be sponsoring the 2020 USRowing Annual Convention, and as part of the sponsorship, convention goers will have the chance to win a new Vespoli SD single. Click Here to Register! 

Click link for the Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. 16+, U.S. Residents only. Begins 12/8/20; ends 12/13/20. Operated by United States Rowing Association, 2 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Tuesday, December 8 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Safety of the Athletes When You Aren’t Around

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In this session, the presenters will discuss how to coach your athletes, from novices to the most experienced rower, to be safe when you aren’t there.  During practice, crews can get separated from the coach and each other, issues can occur when traveling to and from regattas, and during racing accidents can happen.  After this session, you should be better prepared to coach your athletes and create a culture of safety in all aspect of rowing, even when you can’t be there.

Moderators
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Rachel Le Mieux

Head Coach, Martha's Moms

Speakers
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Kim Degutis

Assistant Referee and Coxswain at Riverside Boat Club, Unaffiliated (USA)
Kim has been a masters coxswain for over 10 years and a US Rowing Assistant Referee for 3. She found rowing on a grass roots team from a small college in NJ and has loved the sport ever since. While she is a member of the Riverside Boat Club in Cambridge, MA, she's also a member of... Read More →
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Ruth Macnamara

2021 Julian Wolf Award Winner Trials Coordinator, USRowing Referees
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KC Dietz

Coach
KC started rowing in 1977 for the University of Massachusetts. She was inspired by prominent National Team athletes who trained side by side with her and the club team. As a smaller athlete, she became interested in integrating the technical, physical and psychological aspects of... Read More →
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Chris Chase

Director of Youth Rowing, USRowing
Chris Chase started coaching in 1996 when he founded the Saratoga Rowing Association, while teaching social studies at the local high school. The club grew into one of the largest in the country.  In 2019, Chase left Saratoga and joined USRowing.As a coach, Chase’s crews won or... Read More →


Tuesday December 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST