Rowing in Color

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Denise Aquino and Patricia Lyne started a podcast Rowing in Color to support equality of opportunity for athletes and to teach good practice.

02:43 Introductions and background in rowing
06:00 Why start the rowing in color podcast?
08:00 Issues we are trying to highlight. What are the ground rules for coaches and athletes?
10:00 Who you have interviewed. What’s the one thing you want your white coach to know?
14:00 Common themes – how to vocalise your thoughts. Fear of backlash for having opinions.
20:00 Denise’s story. Not getting seen as a coach.
23:00 Integration versus assimilation.
28:00 Actions to improve. First speak out; Second implement your own change. As a team form the solution. e.g. We don’t take requests for lineups – we aren’t DJs.
38:00 Diversity in Sport goal – have black male Olympic medalist in 2028
43:00 What can I do? Start with listening.

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