“In rowing, it’s ok to look back as long as you keep moving forward.” – Arshay Cooper, award winning author, motivational speaker, and rower
We’ve all heard of team building. Perhaps you think of a ropes course, a picnic, or an escape room. Or you think of a large conference room with awkward ice breakers and trust falls. We are not talking about any of those. We are talking about rowing.
Rowing is a powerful example of teamwork…
The world of novice coaching isn’t glorious. However, what novice coaching lacks in terms of harmonious boat movement, it makes up for in fundamentality and impact.
What a novice rower learns in their first year on the water will be a part of their rowing journey the rest of life. Coaches that work in the novice realm of our sport deserve more glory than they get; they are laying the cornerstone.
You don’t last long in a rowing shell or on the erg if you don’t breathe hard, sweat profusely, and (more than likely) shed some blood. This sport is built on the foundations of hard work. The new Renton Rowing Center, established just over a year ago, has also been built on hard work. Now, through the help of passionate coaches, well-loved rowing equipment, and countless volunteer hours, young rowers at Renton are experiencing the hard work of rowing…
This fall, the Pocock Foundation welcomes three new staff members to its team. All three of the women, who joined us at the end of August, will be working both behind the scenes in the office and on the front lines of the Foundation as coaches. They also share the common bond of the Pacific Northwest; all three of them spent their four years of study as undergraduates at nearby universities.
Jessica Asbridge takes on the role of Events and…
Mar’Quel Davis has joined the GPRF staff team as one of our 2014-2015 Coach Across America AmeriCorps members. Throughout the year, Mar’Quel will spend most of her time at the Renton Rowing Center as the assistant novice coach. Mar’Quel joined Rainier Valley Rowing her freshmen year of high school and went on to row at Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center all four years of high school. She loves rowing and listening to the sound of the boat as…
USRowing Northwest Junior Championships
Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21
George Pocock Day
Saturday, July 15
Evening on the Docks | Renton Rowing Center Benefit
Saturday, July 29
Corporate Cup Regatta
Green Lake in Seattle, WA
Saturday, August 19