I began rowing in 2000/2001 with the school rowing club during my 5th year. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would cycle down to Glasgow Rowing Club on a Saturday morning. After finishing school I went to Strathclyde University where I joined the rowing club in my 2nd year. We had a fantastic year and won the Scottish University Championship. The following year I was made Vice Captain of the Novice Women but I had to stand down in order to keep up with my studies. Since then I rowed occasionally with Strathclyde until I graduated in July 2006. I joined Clyde Amateur Rowing Club and rowed with them for a while but my attendance has slipped.
Jim Ford and myself, Rowing double scull for Clyde in Clyde Sprints, May 2006.
Photo curteousy of Niall Darroch
Volunteer Lifeguard, Glasgow Humane Soiciety
While rowing with Strathclyde University Boat Club I assisted Glasgow Humane Society with safety cover and accident prevention on the Clyde and continued to assist through-out my time with Clyde. I still lend my help when I can with safety cover for events on and around the Clyde.
Glasgow Humane Society is lead by Lifeguard Officer George Parsonage and is assisted by a large number of volunteers. Some of these volunteers come from the rowing community who use the river on a daily basis.
Video with George Parsonage and Eddie McGowan, Lifeguard Officers of the Humane Society.