When Kerry Shaffer began rowing, in her mind there was no other end game than to compete and stand on the podium at the Olympic Games one day. After competing in four world championships, Kerry retired from competitive rowing and is now an excellent role model for the up-and-coming club athletes at the Detroit Waterfront River Association.
Listen to this Make Meaning podcast conversation with Kerry about how her determination and strength to meet challenges has led her to pursue a professional athletic career and after retiring, how she finds meaning coaching young rowers and swimmers.
“Column: Life Lessons from Rowing: finding purpose on the water’s surface”
Lynne’s interview with Kerry Shaffer in The Oakland Press, March 7, 2020