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McLaughlin, Siobhan '96 - Rowing

A five time CSSRA medalist, Oarsperson of the year and Female Athlete of the Year was the way Siobhan McLaughlin left Ridley. By the time she returned to campus in 2013 she had made the transformation from elite athlete to elite coach moving from the University of Western Ontario Bronze W and Junior National team as an athlete, to head coach positions for the Province of Saskatchewan, the Ottawa Rowing Club and Row Ontario. She was a contributor to Rowing Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan and had become the Canadian Sport Institute National Development Coach, before returning to Ridley to help us build the next generation of great Ridley rowing women. She remembers the pounding bass drum as her Ridley crew raced for gold on the Henley rowing course and the pride of the Maple Leaf ceremony as she prepared to represent Canada on the world stage. Her professionalism and these experiences are now at the heart of girls rowing at Ridley.
“I have learned great lessons through sport about hard work, perseverance and taking risks.  The biggest lesson though is about the people I have competed with or worked with, and the trust that develops building respect and friendships for life.”
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