Ellen  Gleadow


2019 National Team Athlete

  • ProgramWomen's Lightweight
  • Club AffiliationBurnaby Lake Rowing Club

General Facts

  • Date of BirthAugust 3, 1994
  • HometownVancouver, BC

Career Info

  • Joined National Team2017
  • Club AffiliationBurnaby Lake Rowing Club
  • First Rowed2007, Burnaby Lake
  • First CoachDick McClure

Fun Facts

What I love about rowing

I love that rowing is a balance between opposites: power and grace, technique and effort, precision and relaxation. I love that it's both a team and an individual sport. I love being outside in nature, on the water. And I especially love the sound a boat makes when it's going fast.

Favorite place to race

Lucerne, Switzerland


Hiking, skiing, reading, baking bread, accidentally killing houseplants

Inspirational Quote

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." - Amelia Earhart


Year Event Class Position
2019World Cup 2LW2x13th
World Cup 3LW1x4th
World ChampionshipsLW1x5th
2018World Cup 1LW1x2nd
World Cup 3LW2x6th
2017World Cup 3LW2x7th
World ChampionshipsLW4x4th
2016World U23 ChampionshipsLW2x7th
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