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Coaching Team

Coach of J15 – J18

Katerina Kleshneva

Katerina is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. She rowed competitively at a National level in the Soviet Union and has a degree in Coaching Rowing and PE, as well as a graduate diploma in sport science and psychology. Katerina has coached rowing in Russia, Australia and the UK (the latter for the past 9 years). Athletes under her supervision have achieved wins and medals at the World Junior Championships, Coupe de la Jeunesse, GB vs. France Match, GB Junior trials, National Schools and British Championships, as well as receiving sports and academic scholarships in top American and British Universities, both of which look keenly at rowing results in order to recruit potential student-athletes.
Coach of Senior Men, Senior Women

Matt Evans

Matt joined Marlow in October 2019. As Head of Senior Rowing, he is developing the performance side of the club with the aim of competing at the highest level of club competition. Matt brings a wealth of experience to the Marlow program from his time coaching for both Edinburgh and Durham universities and positions with Team Scotland and the Great Britain U23 Team.
Coach of Junior Development Squad

Mark Ruinet

Mark is the lead coach for the Junior Development Squad and is supported to by a number of volunteer coaches, typically all of whom have rowed to a high level and like Mark, have children who have been members of the Marlow Junior Squad. Mark has rowed and sculled at a high level and is still active on the water.
Coach of Young Vets

Imogen Walsh

Imogen brings a wealth of knowledge from her extensive rowing career. She rowed for Great Britain from 2011 to 2016, achieving titles such as Double World Champion, European Champion, along with various World Cup wins and podium places. Her most memorable moment as an athlete was racing and winning The Wingfield Sculls against a really strong field , she describes it as the most painful, memorable, and exhausting race she’s ever done! After retiring in 2016, Imogen headed abroad to lead up the Maldives rowing program. On return to the UK, she took up various coaching roles, including St Edward’s School, Kingston Grammar School, and Leander, as well as Marlow of course. Imogen now run a prisons rowing program as her full time job, and coaches the Young Vets squad in the evenings and at weekends.
Coach of Senior Development Squad

Mike Landers

Mike is a qualified coach with a great track record of helping adults learn to row. At Marlow he developed his coaching skills and would take a crew of novice rowers from their first stokes in a boat through to the podium at the National Masters Regatta. Mike is now one of the lead coaches our Adult Development Squad.
Peter Chambers
Coach of WJ15 – WJ18

Peter Chambers

Peter is in his first year of coaching at Marlow and runs the junior women’s program. Before turning to coaching he rowed for Great Britain for 10 years, competing at 2 Olympics. His career highlight was winning an Olympic medal at London 2012. Peter now enjoys coaching the juniors at Marlow as they strive towards racing in the summer of 2021. Peter is the lead coach for JW.

Enya Lyons

Enya started her rowing career in her home town of Cambridge, despite a successful junior career, injury forced her to take up coaching. Enya coached the junior squad at Rob Roy BC, CULRC, and many of the Cambridge Colleges. After roles including Assistant Head of girls rowing at Canford School, and Head Coach at London Youth Rowing, Enya found Marlow where she has led the WJ15 and 16 squads to win medals National Schools, British Rowing Junior Championships, and wins at Women’s Henley Regatta, and GB vs France match.
Coach of Masters Men, Masters Women

Nick Kenworthy-Browne

Nick began his coaching career over 24 years ago in Oxford, coaching at St Peter’s College and Hinksey Sculling School, along with a several other Oxford college crews. In his thinner days he also coached and acted as a training cox for OUWLRC before moving on to do a 2 year stint at OUBC as the rowing tank instructor and development coach for the men’s heavyweight squad. While studying music and living in the USA he kept his hand in coaching at Boston University, the University of Southern California (USC), as Director of Rowing for the men, RowLA—a charitable set-up designed to help girls from less fortunate circumstances earn scholarships to universities in the US, and California Yacht Club. In 2017 he helped found the 805 Rowing Club, a new high school community club in Oxnard, CA, where he held the position of Head Coach and Director of Rowing. He returned to the UK in 2019 and among several other posts, took up the position of Head Coach for the Men’s Masters and Women’s Masters at Marlow in September of that year, a role he is thoroughly enjoying.
Coach of Para/ Adaptive Squad

Bruce Lynn

Bruce started rowing at Harvard University where he learned incomparable lessons about focus, inclusivity and the sport itself from legendary coach Harry Parker. He first joined Marlow RC in 1999, and later chaired and coached for the Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School rowing programme before volunteering to start to Adaptive programme at the club. Bruce is active promoting adaptive rowing in the UK also hosts a website on the subject Adaptive rowing website, opens in a New Window

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