McKenna Simpson


2019 NextGen Team Athlete

  • ProgramWomen's Open
  • Club AffiliationUniversity of Victoria Rowing Club

General Facts

  • Date of BirthJuly 3, 1997
  • HometownMission, BC

Career Info

  • Joined National Team2018
  • Club AffiliationUniversity of Victoria Rowing Club
  • Current CoachMichelle Darvill
  • First Rowed2014, Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society
  • First CoachNadine Mross

Fun Facts

What I love about rowing

I love the connection between the crew and the water when the boat is flying.

Favourite place to race

Everywhere. Each course has provided me with such a unique and exciting opportunity.


Learning and reading

Inspirational quote

Character is revealed in the little things, like who you are when no one is watching.


Year Event Class Position
2019World U23 ChampionshipsBW4-4th
2018World U23 ChampionshipsBW2-10th
  • Government of Canada
  • Canadian Olympic Team
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Own the Podium
  • Canadian Sport Institute
  • Concept 2
  • Filippi
  • Filippi Canada
  • RegattaCentral
  • Hudson Boat Works
  • Regatta Sport
  • Yamaha Power Equipment