The Catch 02/06/2020

Hello! Welcome to the latest issue of "The Catch", published fortnightly for Nassau's best rowing club.

Black Lives Matter

The Nassau Rowing Club stands strong in its belief that rowing is for everyone. Sport is for everyone. Life is for everyone.

We witness the events in the United States while we remember the Burma Road Riots that took place in Nassau 78 years ago.

As rowers, we know that one crew - resolved and united - is stronger than individuals who bring their own agendas and priorities. We can go faster, go farther, achieve greater if we are all together in sync and in rhythm.

The members, staff, and Board of Nassau Rowing Club affirm that racism and hate have no place in our club and in our sport. We promise to continue to challenge one another to be better people, just as we challenge each other to be better rowers. We promise to continue to use rowing as a vehicle for promoting inclusivity and overcoming inequality as best we can, and in concert with our partners and sponsors.

We remind ourselves that the black triangle on our flag stands for the “strength...vigour, and force” of the Bahamian people: all Bahamian people. We resolve to stay true to the pledge to that flag, to strive to be “one people, united in love and service.”

March together with us to a common, loftier goal every day, stroke by stroke. Ready all: row.

Meet our Summer Camp Youth Leaders!

While we still do not have a definitive time for the return to rowing, Nassau RC is planning ahead for summer camp. Please meet the Youth Leaders who will be assisting and guiding summer campers.

Dehron Smith, Assistant Coach - Ithaca College

Beatrise Bethel - CR Walker

Breanna Gayle - Genesis Academy

Jamal Hanna - CR Walker

Lily Rose Jamieson - Lyford Cay International School

Crachante Laing - Windsor School at Albany

Jessica Proffitt - Lyford Cay International School

Sascha Proffitt - Lyford Cay International School

Jackson Russell - Windsor School at Albany

Valcir Santos Jr. - CR Walker

Willecia Scott - CR Walker

Re-Opening of the Country - Phase 3

Although we have entered Phase 3 of the Re-Opening of the Bahamas, Rowing is not yet allowed. After sitting in on the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission's Zoom chat, we have petitioned the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture with our COVID-19 precautions, but have not yet received permission.

As swimming, equestrian, water polo, and other sports are resuming their practice, we hope it will not be long for the MYSC to give us the go-ahead to train. Stay tuned for updates!

Athlete Profile

Name: Theresa Dunphy Born/Raised: St. Louis, Missouri (but San Diego, California is home)

Education: BA in Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo

Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law

"In high school I worked out with a rowing club in the winter but never actually made it to the water because of other activities. When I saw an ad for the NRC I thought this was the perfect time to try out the water. I stay because it’s really fun, a great workout, and am surrounded by amazing people."

Hot seat:

French Fries or Onion Rings: French fries Double or Quad: Double Sprints or Steady State: Sprints Mango or Guava: Mango Rowing or Swimming: Rowing American football or Rugby: Rugby (I was a hooker in college)

"An interesting fact about myself is that I like to knit and am teaching myself French."

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