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WELCOME - Life is changing, it’s time to adapt! Things are evolving – technology, communication, coaching, DEI initiatives, equipment, best practices, SafeSport. All of this makes running a club or coaching a team both exciting and challenging. We understand that you have a lot of questions and USRowing’s Annual Convention can help give answers and advice. Each day, a keynote speaker will kick us off before we dive into webinars, guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations and more. We hope you join us for these five days of learning from the experts (and of course some fun)!
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Dr. Valery Kleshnev

BioRow Ltd.

Valery Kleshnev was born in 1958 in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint-Petersburg, Russia). He began his sporting carrier very early as a swimmer and then spent 15 years as a rower, 10 of them as a member of USSR National Rowing team. The best achievements were Silver Olympic medal in 1980, World’s bronze in 1982, Junior World’s gold in 1975 and four National Champion titles.

In 1984 Valery got Masters Degree from Academy of Physical Education and Sport. From 1986 till 1990 he worked as a rowing coach and completed post-graduate study at the same time. In 1991 Valery defended PhD thesis in coaching science and rowing biomechanics, and then worked in Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Sport as a head of Cyclic Sports unit.

In 1998 Valery got a job of rowing biomechanist in Australian Institute of Sport and moved to Canberra. During his seven years in Australia he worked with the best coaches and crews of the country, including many Olympic champions. Also, in AIS he worked with swimming, sailing, archery, alpine skiing and Paralympic sports.

In 2005 Valery took a position of National Biomechanics Lead in English Institute of Sport and moved to Britain. He supported British rowing to become the best team on Olympics winning six medals, two of them were gold.
In 2009 Valery has founded his own company BioRow Ltd. (www.biorow.com) and focused on R&D in rowing biomechanics, while working with the best athletes and coaches around the World. Every year he spends more than 200 days on trips and flies 5-6 times around the globe from China to US, and from Scandinavia to New Zealand.

Valery has made many inventions in rowing area, the main were a mobile rowing tank (1990), “virtual realty goggles” (1999) many specific sensors and programs for rowing biomechanics. He has published more than 300 scientific articles, Rowing Biomechanics Newsletters and reviews. In 2015 Valery has written a book “Biomechanics of Rowing”, which second edition was published in 2020.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, December 9

11:00am EST

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  • Coaching Education: A Look Outside of Rowing
  • Coaching Education - The Essentials of Our Sport
  • Coaching Education: The Quality Coaching Paradigm
  • Coaching Education: Trends in Performance
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Masters Monday
  • Referee Education
  • The Business of Rowing