Rowing has been a big part of my life since I was 14 years old (2003). I grew up in Málaga, studied in Seville, Madrid, worked in the USA and back in Spain. In all these places I have done physics and rowing, because of that I thought it would be fun to share some memories here.
From 2006 to 2011 I was a member of the Spanish National Team, participating in diverse international competitions. I won multiple national titles, and for a few years I had the Spanish u23 Record for Indoor Rowing (2000m, 5′ 59’’).
Since 2011, I have continued going to some international competitions for clubs, including several World Rowing Coastal Championships. While I was a postdoc at UPenn (2017-2020), I had the great pleasure to join Fairmount Rowing Association.
The pandemic brought me at least one good thing. Fairmount let me take an ergometer home during the first months, and then, in summer 2020 we moved back to Málaga (our home town) to work remotely. After 10 years, I could train again in the Real Club Mediterráneo de Málaga. We prepared a mixed quad for the World Rowing Coastal Championships, and became world champions in October 2021, in the World Rowing Coastal Championships Beach Sprint Finals! : )
If you want to see a bit more, this is a video of the competition in Oeiras, Portugal: