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How to Get Back into Your Scull after Flipping Over

How to Get Back into Your Scull after Flipping Over

How do you get back into your boat if you fall in? John narrates as Charlotte demonstrates how to get back into a single after flipping over.

How to Get Back into Your Scull after Flipping Over

How to Set Up Your Scull

Watch Charlotte show you how to position your oars properly, balance the boat for entry, and adjust your rig height for optimum performance.

How to Steer Your Scull

How to Steer Your Scull

Learn how to steer your scull to stay on course, then see two methods for turning: one for when you're rowing for recreation and another for when you're racing.

Staying Relaxed and Horizontal as you Row

Staying Relaxed and Horizontal as You Row

John demonstrates why it's a mistake to sit up in the boat. See why it's so important to stay relaxed and horizontal as you row.

Horizontal Rowing Posture Demonstrated by Olympic Gold Medalists

Horizontal Rowing Posture Demonstrated by Olympic Gold Medalists

John uses clips from the Beijing Olympics to show you what your rowing posture should look like at the catch, drive, and release.

Recovery to Catch: How to Position Your Hands and Hold Your Oars

Recovery to Catch: How to Position Your Hands and Hold Your Oars

The better your grip, the easier it is to stay relaxed and horizontal. Charlotte shows you how to grip your oars for efficiency and power.

Recovery to Catch 2: Body and Blade Preparation

Recovery to Catch 2: Body and Blade Preparation

Watch Charlotte demonstrate top-tier rowing technique on recovery to catch.


ABCs of a Powerful Drive: Perfecting Your Rowing Technique

ABCs of a Powerful Drive: Perfecting Your Rowing Technique

See Charlotte demonstrate her 3-point drive, then learn how to use your legs and body -- not your shoulders -- to row for power.

ABCs of a Powerful Drive: Perfecting Your Rowing Technique

Mastering the Drive: Expert Rowing Technique

Charlotte shows you how to use your legs and upper body through the drive for a fluid and powerful ride.

Rowing for Power: Finish and Release

Finish and Release: Rowing for Power

If you're not comfortable with your release, it will be very hard to be aggressive with your drive. In this video John demonstrates three key steps to a powerful release.

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About Your Coaches

John Dunn began rowing at Cornell University, moving on to the U.S. national team and winning world championship silver and bronze medals. He coached at Cornell University for 25 years, taking the women's team to a national championship in 1989.

Charlotte Hollings rowed at the University of Virginia and on the U.S. national team, earning gold and silver medals in two world championships. She coached at Stanford, Boston University and Cornell.

Learn more about John and Charlotte.



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Rowing Drills and Habits

Charlotte demonstrates some rowing drills and habits she comes back to again and again.

Natural Rowing Technique Demonstrated by Charlotte Hollings

Natural Rowing Technique Demonstrated by Charlotte Hollings

Rowers often ask us to post a video of Charlotte rowing, so here it is. Charlotte demonstrates true natural rowing technique.

The Complete Rowing Stroke Demonstrated by Olympic Gold Medalists

The Complete Rowing Stroke Demonstrated by Olympic Gold Medalists

John uses stop-motion video of Olympic gold medalists David Crawshay and Scott Brennan to show you the complete rowing stroke stage by stage.

Indoor Rowing Technique: How to Use an Ergometer to Increase Your Power

Indoor Rowing Technique: How to Use an Ergometer to Increase Your Power

John shows you how to use an ergometer to build your strength, increase your endurance, and generate more power.

Rowing for Power: Finish and Release

Indoor Rowing Technique 2: How to Row an Ergometer Efficiently

Maintain your rowing skills throughout the winter. In this video John demonstrates how to get the best and most efficient workout on an ergometer.