CRI Coach Talk 6 - Healthy Voice - 4/23/19

by Patrick Larcom

CT Hwang IRL Coach VoiceCalling all Coaches and Coxswains!  Hopefully you're out on the water making fast boats.  As the weather changes and the season gets busier are you taking care of your voice?  Your coaching/coxing voice is one of the most important tools we have in our tool bag.  Does your voice ever get hoarse or cause pain? Have you ever felt a lump in your throat or do you lose your voice periodically? In April we invited coaches and coxswains to join us at CRI Coach Talk 6 to learn all about what a healthy voice is and how you can take care of it during the busiest times of the year. Check out the 1-page handout below and email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to see the recording from the evening.

CRI Coach Talk 6

Tuesday, April 23rd
7:00pm - 8:30pm
@CRI's Harry Parker Boathouse

Topic: Healthy Voice
Presenter: Jennifer Winston, Speech Language Pathologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Description: Come share in a discussion with clinical voice specialist Jennifer Winston on a bit of anatomy and physiology, how the voice works, what things/behaviors are healthy or unhealthy, how to prevent injury, and generally how to care for your voice.

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Jen Winston Healthy Voice CRI Coach Talk 6

Can't make it in person? Looking for a link to the live stream?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll provide you with the link to the stream/recording.

In the meantime, be sure to checkout the 1-page Handout that Jen provided.

Questions for Coaches/Coxswains to think about in preparation:
1. When has your voice been hoarse, included vocal pain, and/or fatigue?
2. Have you ever felt a lump in your throat, lost your voice periodically, or had difficulty maintaining vocal loudness?
3. What questions do you still have post Coach Talk 4?

We'll be meeting in the CRI Classroom to share some delicious food and talk about rowing. This invitation is open to any coaches or coxswains that can make it from along the river, at CRI, and in the area. Come ready to connect with fellow coaches/coxswains, share ideas from personal experience, and learn from others. Please signup and share this with others that might be interested.