RCA celebrates the 2023 National Coaching Certification Program – Performance Coach certificate recipients

RCA celebrates the 2023 National Coaching Certification Program – Performance Coach certificate recipients

Eleven talented rowing coaches from across Canada have received the prestigious certification as a testament to the progression in their coaching career.

At the recent Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) National Conference, the first in-person conference since 2020, with coaches from across Canada in attendance, Rowing Canada Aviron had an opportunity to celebrate 11 coaches who have completed the RCA National Coaching Performance Coach certification.

The certification has provided these coaches with in-depth career development and techniques for high-performance rowing coaching.

RCA Manager Coach Education and Development, Colleen Miller was thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate these elite coaches who are making a positive difference at their clubs and for rowing in Canada.

“On behalf of Rowing Canada Aviron and the entire rowing community we congratulate these coaches on receiving their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Performance Coach certification,” Miller said.

“These coaches are making positive impacts at rowing clubs across our nation and are deserved recipients of this coaching certification.

“We all know the importance of great coaches supporting rowers at all levels of age and competition. With the support of RCA’s Coach Developers and Mentors, we are thrilled to witness the tremendous dedication and results from these coaches as they build rowing in their communities promoting participation and excellence in the sport we all love.”


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The 11 recipients of the RCA National Coaching Program – Performance Coach certification:

  • Elana Gelineau
    Saskatoon Rowing Club
  • Stephanie Marchand
    Montreal Rowing Club/Unversity of McGill
  • William Mulcahy
    Row Ontario NextGen Performance Centre
  • John Oxley
    Kennebecasis Rowing Club
  • Isolda Penney
    UVIC Rowing
  • Dereck Schwandt
    Ridley College Rowing Club
  • Janine Stephens
    Winnipeg Rowing Club
  • Richard Storm
    Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
  • Michael Thistle
    John’s Rowing Club
  • Andrew Todd
    Dalhousie University Rowing Club
  • Anna Walsh
    St. John’s Rowing Club

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