Scott Gavin-Wisniewski

Scott Gavin-Wisniewski
Scott Gavin-Wisniewski is Shipley's Director of Rowing. He brings experiences as the Head Coach at Cabrini University, Washington College, Villanova and Vesper Boat Club in addition to experiences at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. During his 13-year tenure as a rowing coach he instructed 21 athletes on 6-US National Teams, highlighted by silver and bronze medals at the 2011 Pan American Games, a 2nd place finish in the Elite Women's 4x at Women's Henley and a 6th place finish at the 2011 U23 World Championships. In 2013 and 2014, programs under his direction won the Overall Team Points Trophy at the USRowing Club National Championships. In 2008 he served as an Assistant Coach at Yale University. As an athlete, he was nationally competitive as an Undine Barge Club member from 2001-2008. As a collegiate athlete at the University of Pittsburgh he was the captain and president of the Panther Rowing Club. As a coach, he believes that athletes perform the best when they are happy, can maintain a low level of stress, have a strong connection with their teammates and feel like they are improving.

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Diversity in the Sport of Rowing

Posted by Scott Gavin-Wisniewski on Mar 3, 2022 11:32:00 AM

Shipley's Director of Rowing, Scott Gavin-Wisniewski discusses the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the sport of rowing and how Shipley's Rowing Academy is working to counteract that. The program's strategic partnership with Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) both informs how we advance DEI within Shipley's program, while also advancing equity in the broader Philadelphia community through our support of their efforts.

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