Row Nova Scotia is excited to announce that Hannah Meeson will be joining the Row NS staff as the Apprentice Coach for the summer. Hannah is from Halifax and learned to row at the Halifax Rowing Club in 2014. From the moment Hannah stepped in her first rowing shell she knew that rowing was going to be her sport. Hannah’s first regatta was the 2014 Atlantic Rowing Championships. She has since competed at the 2016 and 2018 Royal Canadian Henley, the 2017 Canada Summer Games, the 2016 and 2017 National Rowing Championships and the 2018 Canadian University Rowing Championships. Hannah has spent the past three summers coaching at Mic Mac Rowing Club. Hannah recently completed second year of university and her first year in the BSc. Kinesiology program at the University of Victoria where she rowed for the Vikes Women’s Varsity Rowing Team. She is currently rowing with North Star and the Provincial Team.
In her role as the Apprentice Coach, Hannah will gain valuable practical skills, a formal coach mentorship opportunity, and work towards certification in the RCA Coach stream. The goal of the apprenticeship is to prepare coaches to be a successful club coach and positively impact the club system in years to come. Hannah will work closely with the Provincial Team to organize and maintain data on the students’ anthropometric and DYNO strength testing; identify and contact high potential rowers and direct them to club rowing programs, while offering augmented Learn to Row support to identified high potential rowers; create and train a small group of TID athletes once or twice a week to augment TID athletes’ club rowing; and work alongside the Provincial Coach to coach small groups of existing Provincial Team athletes.
If you would like to get in touch with Hannah please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.