WaldenJNR Club Chair
Elaine joined the coaching team for Group S in Spring 2013 and started coaching Group 2 in Sept 2014 and became Group Leader of Group 1 in 2017. She gained her BTF Level 2 qualification in March 2015 and completed the BTF Regional Technical Race Officials Course in October 2016.
Elaine is the Junior Club Secretary on the Management Team and Assistant Race Director. Elaine is the Welfare Officer for the East Region, supporting the regional clubs. So is very busy managing the club operations behind the scenes as well as working full time.
Elaine's previously rowed for Cambridge 99s and used to help with coaching the junior and development squads. In August 2013 Elaine completed the inaugural Ride100 London and in Sept 2016 Elaine completed the Dart 10km swim , she has also completed in several triathlons including Blenheim Palace & Windsor Triathlons. Due to time pressures Elaine focuses on Open Water swimming, and enjoys finding lakes, rivers and sea swims around the UK, or swim holidays further afield.
Elaine recognizes that participation in sport and physical activity can empower individual girls and women in particular. Involvement in sport and physical activity can, for example, build life skills, confidence and body awareness and may create social networks, which result in dramatic positive life changes for participants.
She is also a cat lover which is fortunate as she has provided a home for Wallace our club mascot.