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'StrokeCoach' time and stroke rate counter

Date: 1990s
Overall: 60 x 87 x 234 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Plastic, metal, electronic componentry
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Nielsen Kellerman Australia Pty Ltd
Object Name: Stroke counter
Object No: 00037240
Place Manufactured:Marcus Hook

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    Attached to the gunwale of the rowing shell the StrokeCoach™ allows a sculler to read their own stroke rate and time.
    SignificanceThe StrokeCoach™ demonstrates one of the major technological developments in modern rowing. All contemporary rowing shells are now equipped with sophisticated examples of this technology.
    HistoryFitness and training have always played an important part in rowing. The early training manuals concentrated on diet, posture and descriptions of the correct stroking method. Rowing technology remained fairly primitive until the 1950s when Professor Frank Cotton at the University of Sydney invented the ergometer enabling the coach to measure a rowers stroke technique and power. The development of computer technology in the 1980s and 1990s led to the sophisticated electronic gear that dominates rowing today.
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    Web title: 'StrokeCoach' time and stroke rate counter


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