Monmouth Rowing Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Male as club coach, to bolster the club's rowing programme and provide a structure for all to train, compete, and enjoy the sport of rowing.
Tim brings a wealth of experience both in coaching and in his own rowing performance. As a rower he is an Olympian, racing in the Men's Lightweight Coxless Fours in Athens and being selected to compete in the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls for the Sydney Olympics [a freak accident leading up to the Games meant he was not able to compete]. In his coaching Tim has been involved with a variety of squads and clubs, including King's College London and Putney Town Rowing Club, and has coaching experience spanning beginners to internationals and from juniors to masters; indeed, Tim coached at the Beijing Olympics. Tim also offers personal fitness coaching. In his role at MRC, Tim coaches all senior squads [Men's & Women's Performance squads and Club squad] both on and off the water, enabling all senior members to benefit from his knowledge and experience. His focus and expertise has already made an impact, instilling a renewed enthusiasm within the Club and inspiring more members to get out on the water under his watchful eye. All squads are now following a detailed training plan on the water, ergs and in the gym to improve both rowing techniques and fitness.
Tim's aim for the Head season [winter months] is for the Club to enter several competitive 8's across the Vets and Eights Heads in London in March. The focus will then turn to regattas [summer months], with members aiming to compete at both local and national events through the summer, culminating in competition at the World Masters Regatta in France in September.