Rowing Australia is pleased to confirm the following 2021 coaching appointments for the Australian Para-rowing Team, subject to crew selection.
PR1 Men’s Single Scull
COACH: Jason BAKER OAM
Jason has an outstanding and longstanding record as coach of PR1 Men’s single sculler, Erik Horrie, including coaching Erik to five consecutive World Rowing Championship wins and a Paralympic silver medal.
Jason is appointed as coach of PR1 Men’s Single Scull to Gavirate International Regatta and subsequent preparation for the Paralympics.
PR3 Mixed Coxed Four
COACH: Lizzi Chapman
Lizzi coached Australia’s World Rowing Championship PR3 Mix4+ in 2018 and the same boat class to their best result to date (fourth place) at the 2019 World Championships. Lizzi is also active in the coaching and development of Para athletes domestically.
Lizzi is appointed as coach of the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four to Gavirate International Regatta and subsequent preparation for the Paralympics
PR2 Mixed Double Scull (Still to qualify for the Paralympics)
COACHES: Renae Domaschenz/Lincoln Handley
Renae and Lincoln are appointed to co-coach the PR2 squad athletes pending confirmation of selection of both the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four and the PR2 Mixed Double Scull.
This recognises Renae Domaschenz’s outstanding contribution to both coxing and coaching in Para-rowing as well as Lincoln Handley’s coaching record and work in the preparation of Para athletes.
The appointed coaches will also have a role, working with the Para-rowing Head Coach, Gordon Marcks, to mentor coaches with an interest in Para-rowing as well as influence and assist in the development of our Para-rowing coaches and athletes domestically.
“I am excited to have the coaching team named and look forward to be able to work with them in the preparation of their athletes and crews for the Tokyo Paralympics. The coaches have a good mix of personalities and expertise that will work together as a whole and underpin the team’s development over the coming months,” said RA Head Para-rowing coach, Gordon Marcks.