Hi! My name is Kate McFetridge. Thank you for taking the time to visit my page! I started rowing in 2007 when I walked on to USC’s rowing team. After graduating college, I knew I wanted to pursue rowing at the Olympic level, and I decided to delay pursuing medical school. This decision has taken me on an incredible journey over the years.
After taking a year to develop as a sculler in 2012, I became a personal trainer at the Sporting Club at the Bellevue. Through this job, I met many of my best friends in the Philadelphia area. While working as a swim instructor at the club in the summer of 2014, I met a great friend and mentor who took me under her wing as an intern in her clinical psychology practice. Through this internship I was able to learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy and its relation to nutrition and weight loss. This position inspired me to become a health and wellness coach. In the fall of 2015, I started a health coaching/performance consulting business called Kaizen Health Methods. This business has given me the freedom to design my work schedule around my training, as well as work in the field that I love most– helping individuals with their fitness and health.
My hobbies include horseback riding, and I have begun dabbling with painting, sewing, and drawing for fun. One of the biggest things that I am beginning to see over my years of rowing is that the best way to maintain my competitive edge is actually to lead a well balanced and grounded life. This is when I am at my strongest and fastest.
Please feel free to contact me any time to learn more about the rowing life! Thanks again for your support!
Race Weight: 135lbs
First Began Rowing: 09/2007
Hometown: Thorofare, NJ
High School: West Deptford High School
College: University of Southern California
Rowing Club: Vesper Boat Club
- 2012 US Rowing Club Nationals Women’s Intermediate Single National Champion
- 2013 US Rowing Club Nationals Women’s Open 1x Dash National Champion
- 2014 US Rowing Club Nationals Women’s Senior Double Champion
2015 Pan American Games Women’s Open Single Scull Silver Medalist
2k erg Personal Record: 6:59.6 on December 6th, 2015 at 60.8kg