Former Olympian Visits WFMS

Former Olympic athlete, Lauren Wilkinson, spent the afternoon sharing her passion for rowing along with her story that included a life-threatening car accident. Lauren was a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as a member of the Women’s Eight rowing team. After a brief orientation to the sport of rowing, the students then had a ‘team’ race on the rowing machines. Many took the opportunity to lift and carry Lauren’s single racing shell–they are really light! All WFMS students are invited to a come-and-try open event for youth at the Nelson Rowing Club THIS Sunday from 10:00-1:00. Many thanks to Lauren and the Nelson Rowing Club for supporting her visit!