All of our coxswains have arrived safe and sound in Oklahoma City to begin our Coxswains Only summer camp. We are excited to kick off the week of coxswain-centered education!
After initial meeting sessions with Coaches Laura Simon, Malcolm Doldron, and Sam Greenblatt, we headed to the boathouse district to get started. The afternoon started with a tour of the OKC facility, one of the most advanced rowing in the US. National Team and High Performance Team athletes regularly train here, and the resources available are often a surprise to our coxswains on their first day.
Coach Simon challenged the coxswains to define how they create change in their boat, and recognize the difference between being a motivational coxswain vs. an inspirational coxswain. Most of the coxswains arrived at camp prepared with their assignment to transcribe one of their recordings. After the lecture, they each went back to their rooms to begin evaluating their own articulation and oration skills.
Tomorrow, the water time begins.