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Rowing in Color

Denise Aquino & Patricia Destine

Denise Aquino and Patricia Destine are two women of color who are dedicated to promoting diversity within the sport of rowing. Both are former rowers turned coxswains turned coaches in the sport. Together they have almost 25 years of experience on the erg, at regattas, in the launch, or at the boathouse. No stranger to navigation or microphones, these former coxswains amplify what it’s like to navigate the topic of race within the white-dominated sport of rowing. Like most bodies of water, the tide is changing; there are more American rowers of color than there has ever been. You’ll hear from people who represented the U.S. in international races to folks who just started to row this year. Tune in to listen to a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and tag-team shows from hosts, Denise and Patricia. Whether a rower or not, you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe and enjoy.

Recent Episodes

Kyley Jones: "Being Here is Enough"October 29, 2020 Episode artwork Eva Walker-Outlaw: African American Breast Cancer Survivor Highlights Experience with RowingOctober 22, 2020 Episode artwork Latinx Rowers Speak Out, Part 1October 15, 2020 Episode artwork Hannah Diaz: Peruvian American Coxswain Shares Recruitment Tips for Coxswains and CoachesOctober 08, 2020 Episode artwork Camila and Isa Shana Darvin: What Does a Latina Rower Look Like?October 01, 2020 Episode artwork Manny Valentin: Stress Points and Athletic Performance for Rowers of Color Through the Lens of Sports PsychologySeptember 24, 2020 Episode artwork Mayfield Vashti-Roberts & Keira Gotrell: What Happens When 2 Black High School Rowers Talk About Race in RowingAugust 13, 2020 Episode artwork Jo Victorio: Philippine American NYU Rowing Head Coach Believes You Belong Here & Rowing is for EverybodyAugust 06, 2020 Episode artwork Kadee Sylla: “We Need to Diversify the Sport”July 30, 2020 Episode artwork Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team CultureJuly 23, 2020 Episode artwork Gabi Heard: Black and Puerto Rican Collegiate Rower Shares Importance of VisibilityJuly 23, 2020 Episode artwork Francine Chew: Jamaican American Yale & Harvard Alumna Talks About Access to Rowing & Being What You Can (and Can't) SeeJuly 16, 2020 Episode artwork Kevin Harris: Tulsa Rowing Coach and T.C. Williams HS Alumus Shares 30 Years of Coaching Experience with Guest Host, Keira Gotrell July 09, 2020 Episode artwork Katherine Valdez: Ecuadorian American PR1 Para-Rower Teaches us to "See the Able, Not the Label"July 02, 2020 Episode artwork Pride Episode #4: Trans and Non Binary Visibility MattersJune 29, 2020 Episode artwork Collegiate Rowers of Color Speak OutJune 25, 2020 Episode artwork Pride Episode #3: Asian-American Queers Unpack Privilege, Discrimination, and Black Lives MatterJune 22, 2020 Episode artwork David Banks: Two-Time Olympic Rower and Role Model Talks Importance of Diversity with Daphne Martschenko and Tymir Green-EllisJune 18, 2020 Episode artwork Pride Episode #2: Unpacking Homophobia, Stereotypes, & Coming Out as "Bisweptual"June 15, 2020 Episode artwork Emergency Episode #2: Beyond Black SquaresJune 11, 2020 Episode artwork Richard Butler: Diversity and Inclusion in Rowing, and Making the Boathouse a HomeJune 11, 2020 Episode artwork Michelle Sosa: Afro-Latina Hydrow Athlete Brings Midwestern Strength, Vulnerability, and Compassion to the Indoor Rowing WorldJune 11, 2020 Episode artwork Pride Episode #1: Stonewall was a ProtestJune 08, 2020 Episode artwork Emergency Episode #1: Black Lives MatterJune 04, 2020 Episode artwork Gel Greene: Small Business Owner of GelPads and Former Rower Talks Entrepreneurship and RowingMay 28, 2020 Episode artwork