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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

Live from Head of the Charles Regatta with Seattle Masters RowerNovember 25, 2021 Episode artwork Where was Rowing in Color? & Head of the Charles IntroductionNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork Live from Head of the Charles Regatta with Patrick Johnson & Brook Yimer of Athletes Without LimitsNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork Reflecting on 2020, with Denise & PatriciaDecember 31, 2020 Episode artwork How to Respond to Rowing Related Microaggressions (and How to Be an Ally) with Jorlui SillauDecember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Jennifer Fitz-Roy: Rowers with Disabilities Are Not Going Anywhere, Katherine Valdez Guest HostsDecember 03, 2020 Episode artwork Michael D. Green: Subjectivity and Unpacking Inequities in RowingNovember 26, 2020 Episode artwork Beata Coloyan & Jasmine Howard: How They Built a Diverse and Competitive Public School Girls Rowing Program at Boston Latin SchoolNovember 19, 2020 Episode artwork Diego Baugh: Stanford Senior Shares Thoughts on Program Cut & Advice for CoachesNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork 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