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Iain Somerside

I have been involved in coaching for over 35 years and during that time have coached many different types of athlete and mentored a variety of coaches. I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the best coaches in the world and every day I aim to grow my understanding and knowledge of boat moving. When we stop learning that is when we should stop coaching.

For the last 12 years I have run a performance rowing programme where 25% of our participants become internationalists, and the programme has produced three World Champions.

I was generously awarded the Sportscotland Performance Coach of the Year in 2016 and was Scottish Rowing Performance Coach of the Year in 2016

In 2007 I was awarded the FISA “ Medaille D Honeur “ for services to World Rowing

I have been honoured to play a small part in helping develop hundreds of young people and been able to show them the opportunities that can be provided by this wonderful sport.

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