Fitness for Coxswains

By Marcus McElhenney | January 24, 2013

Coxwains Off the Water Unlike rowers who get to work out, stay in shape, and tweak their skills on ergs and tanks, coxswains really do not get a chance to improve over the winter.  But worse than that, they actually can suffer from a...

Prepping for the Fall Season

By Marcus McElhenney | October 20, 2012

The majority of us have been out of a boat for quite some time now. Even if we were fortunate enough to race during the summer, our season likely ended at the conclusion of Canadian Henley which was a month ago. Now it's time to...

Objective Standards for Coxswains

By Sparks Editorial Staff | August 11, 2012

As coxswains, we are constantly being evaluated by coaches, rowers, and other coxswains.  The frustration is that the rubric by which we are being evaluated is inconsistent, even down to each individual rower in our boat.  If...