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McLaughlin, Siobhan '96 - Rowing

Siobhan left Ridley a five-time CSSRA medalist, Oarsperson of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. By the time she returned in 2013, she had made the transformation from elite athlete to coach, moving from athlete on the Western University Ontario Bronze W and Junior National team, to Head Coach for the Province of Saskatchewan, Ottawa Rowing Club and Row Ontario.

Siobhan was a contributor to Rowing Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan and had become the Canadian Sport Institute National Development Coach when she returned to campus to help develop the next generation of Ridley rowing women. Looking back at her time as a student, she remembers the pounding bass drum as her crew raced for gold on the Henley course and the pride of the Maple Leaf ceremony as she prepared to represent Canada on the world stage. Her professionalism and experience are now at the heart of Girls Rowing at Ridley.
 
In 2021, Siobhan was recognized by Rowing Canada for 25 years of service.
 
“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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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.