Thanks to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, ROWONTARIO was able to implement the Remote Coaching Network for Developing Coaches and Club Lead Athletes.

The RCN was brought into effect after a need was identified for smaller more remote clubs to gain access to qualified expert coaches. With the oversight of ROWONTARIO, experts in rowing coaching, technology & training, & regional coaches, helped mentor and share knowledge of rowing with RCN participants.

Listed below are the qualified Remote Coaching Network Regional Coaches and Advisors who helped implement the RCN.

RCN Advisors include:

Dan Bechard – Technology Advisor

Sheryl Preston – Training Advisor

Alan Oldham – Coaching Advisor

RCN Regional Coaches include:

Amanda Schweinbenz – North RC

Patrick Okens – Central RC

Alan Oldham – West RC

Jamie Bell – East RC

Questions and/or comments should be directed to Sport Development Coordinator, Sydney Boyes, or 416-759-8405.


“Inspiring excellence in Ontario rowing clubs through a remote network of support for developing coaches and lead athletes: helping coaches, helping athletes.”


“Leading change and inspire excellence by tapping into the under-utilized potential of developing coaches & club lead athletes (in remote locations), to better support coaching knowledge and delivery of programs across the province, allowing mentees the resources and contacts to help athletes across Ontario.”

Below you will be able to find recourses and documents created through the RCN with the help of the OSRCF. 

Please contact to access webinar

Mentorship Guidelines

 Mentorship Plan

Funding for this program has been made available by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.