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Candidate for the position of Boat Club - Women's Freshers Vice-Captain

Talia Trentacoste

Mediocre rower, great coach, organisation queen.

If I am elected vice, I will do my best to happily support the fresher women's captain in coaching, scheduling, organisation, and sociality. Running a squad, especially a novice one, is a lot of work, and as vice I will make sure to always have my captain's back and take over when needed. I will make sure to communicate and coordinate to make sure everything in the fresher women's squad runs smoothly and that all the fresher women are getting as much time as possible on the water and ergs, and receiving as much coaching and feedback as they can. Some of my main efforts this year have been attending fresher sessions on the water, ergs, and tanks, giving individual advice and support, and trying to acquaint the freshers with the senior team and help them feel comfortable in the club and the boat, and I'm excited to continue with these efforts next year. In high school I helped my coaches run our team’s Learn to Row programme to attract and teach novices, which gave me a lot of experience with training freshers.  I want to make sure that next year’s fresher women are the best they can be when it comes to skills both in the boat and on land, as well as representation at socials and races. I will work together with the fresher captain, fresher men’s captain, and Willem to ensure the success and wellbeing of all our incoming novices. I'm quite proud of my organisational skills, and while I'm no Daisy, I do make a mean colour-coded spreadsheet, so you can count on me to help the captain assign crews. If I am elected as fresher women’s vice-captain, I will work my hardest to help captain the best novice wam squad on the Tideway!