Carlos’s Tip # 111: Carlos Dinares: How can we solve the missing link in USA rowing?

Carlos Dinares was born in Barcelona in 1971. He lived there until 2004. He started rowing in 1984 and has been in contact with the sport since then. He has been in the rowing world for 27 years. Carlos Dinares knows about rowing in Europe and in many other countries.

Carlos Dinares believes that the USA is the country with:

- Biggest change of rowers at national Team level every Olympic Games (Every 4 years).
- The biggest number of rowers that start the sport in an older age by average.
- The biggest number of rowers that stop the sport at elite level with the less years of practice by average.
- The biggest number of rowers that have the less experience with sculling boats by average.
- The biggest number of rowers that have the less experience with small boats by average.
- The rowers that make the less money and have the lower support for their level of speed.

What is the missing link for Carlos Dinares in USA rowing?

The MISSING LINK in USA ROWING is to don’t have the older rowers with medals and experience and skill in small boats, teaching the younger ones on the water by rowing with them and teaching them all those skills and how the boat should feel.

For Carlos Dinares this is a big handicap for Elite rowing in the USA.

Here you can meet one of these rowers that has helped and is helping the young ones:

Diederik Rudolf Simon (born April 10, 1970 in Bloemendaal, North Holland) is a rower from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics. After winning the gold medal with the Holland Acht (Holland Eight) at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, he earned silver in the Men’s Quadruple Sculls (2000) and in the Men’s Eights (2004). He was 4th in Beijing in the 8+ and he is currently training in the Dutch Men’s Eight. He stroked last year at age 41 the Dutch 8+ at the World Championships in Karapiro and raced the final A.


Do you have any idea on how to solve this?

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