Our coaches are ready to share their love of rowing with you! Read more about them below.
Rainer Straka, RCA Coach in Training
Rainer began rowing in the summer of 2000, with previous experience in bicycling, running and weight training. Since taking up the sport, he rows recreationally year round and competes primarily in Open Water events using the rowing shell he built. He has been coaching adult rowers at the Nicomekl Rowing Club since 2005, and at Fort Langley Community Rowing Club since 2013. His coaching aims include ensuring proper boat set-up, developing effective rowing technique, and training appropriately to avoid injury, with an overall goal of encouraging life-long participant enjoyment and involvement in rowing. Rainer enjoys introducing people to the activity, and helping existing rowers gain new skill levels.
Karen Chung, RCA Coach in Training
Laurel Glanfield, RCA Coach in Training
Laurel started rowing in Fort Langley in 2006. She assisted in organizing the inaugural Western Canadian University Rowing Championships here in Fort Langley in 2008 and 2009, became an NCCP trained Learn to Row coach, a Rowing Canada umpire, and joined the Rowing BC board of directors. Her inspiration to develop a full-fledged community rowing club here in Fort Langley was realized in 2010 when the Fort Langley Community Rowing Club was founded. She loves introducing rowing to “later in life” athletes, empowering people to realize their potential as athletes. Through her own journey of training and competing as a master, attending rowing camps and clinics, and officiating at regattas, she has a broad perspective of the unique and wonderful community of rowers.
Laura Kirk - 2018 SUMMER COACH and WINTER DRYLAND COACH
Laura began rowing in 2016 with the Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society. She now trains and rows with SFU Rowing.
Ashley is an alumnus of the UFV Cascades Rowing team, and training to be a Naturopathic Doctor. .
FLCRC members simply enjoy rowing. We enjoy building community and camaraderie with members old and new. Regardless of your other time commitments, know that you are welcome to join us. Whether you can train several times a week, or might be more random in your participation in rowing. FLCRC is for "you" - we hope FLCRC can help you pursue your rowing and fitness goals, and be a club that you look forward to being a part of! We enjoy training, improving, competing, socializing, and working together as a team.
For our members, FLCRC offers on-water sessions for ten months of the year, and dry land training in the fall and winter :
FLCRC offers opportunities to row from February until November.
Coached Rowing until November
Dryland Training in the Athlete Training Centre
Come row with us!