Rowing training while raising kids

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Being a parent and training for rowing are both time consuming. We discuss how one busy parent (Carl) manages his time to try to do both.
Apologies for some of the audio breaks.
We discuss
– Times of day to train
– Partner support
– Finding a crew who understands
– Erg training versus water training
– Racing and regattas

Top tips were supplied by members of the Masters Rowing International Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/595853370615544/ Thanks to you all. Here are their quotes
Alessandra Novak – be gentle with yourself
Margot Mayor – Rowing is a mistress that never has enough
Guillermo de las Casas – training erg at home, Waterrowers make less noise
Cristin Flynn – forgive each other in the crew when we miss sessions
Natalie Dustman – ask the coach about flexible outings and check out online coaching www.fastermastersrowing.com
Taya di Angelo – at regattas use the power of the rowing village while you’re on the water to mind the children
Catharine Saarvela – Irvine is a coach and she connects juniors to masters as babysitters and co-ordinates outing times to facilitate
Karen Stryker – bring your child to the club as a cox
Anne Buckingham – be willing to race with anyone
Cynthia de Joux – take the kids to regattas on the promise of fun things to do on the way home like water parks and ice cream
Mike Victorsen – I multi-task having an erg in the spare room, I watch rowing videos instead of TV and put the wine back in the fridge more often.
Shelagh Tubby – my erg lived in the car boot and I trained in swimming pool car parks while my kids were training in the pool.

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