Riding or Rowing, an Olympian Won’t Stop Training

Breathing hard makes Ginny Gilder feel alive. Diagnosed with Asthma at age 12, the former Olympic rower says she appreciates the simple act of breathing more than most people do. As an asthmatic, she says, “breathing hard reminds me that I can still breathe.”

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COURSE CORRECTION REVIEW

How one woman overcame numerous obstacles to become an Olympic silver medalist in rowing. Two years after Title IX was passed in 1974, 16-year-old Gilder stood on the shores of the Charles River in Boston watching rowing sculls move across the water.

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Proving Them Wrong: Seattle Storm Owner Ginny Gilder’s Path From Activist To Olympic Medalist

From the day she walked on to Yale’s new varsity women’s rowing team in 1976, Ginny Gilder had a front-row seat to the slowly changing tide of women’s athletics following the passage of Title IX.

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Downing Magazine: A Sporting Chance

Ginny Gilder’s impact – on Yale Women’s Crew, on business, and all of sport – is undeniable. And she says she owes it all to rowing.

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Ginny Gilder is The Girl in the Boat

The fact that she wasn’t a writer was no more likely to keep Ginny Gilder from penning a memoir than the fact that she wasn’t a rower (or even an athlete) would keep her from making the U.S. Olympic rowing team five years after first stepping into a shell.

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Ginny Gilder’s lifelong race for equality: ‘If I can row this boat forward …’

Ginny Gilder calls her new book a memoir, but it’s more of a training manual for becoming an Olympic-caliber rower. Or for breaking long-standing gender barriers at an Ivy League university.

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Island Journeys

Olympic browser’s sensitive memoir about an alcoholic mom, getting naked for the Title IX and coming to grips with her sexuality.

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Ginny Gilder: Charting A Course For Gender Equality In Sports

Standing up for what she believes in did not come naturally to Gilder. Rather, it was the experience of joining her Yale University women’s crew teammates in a Title IX protest that opened Gilder’s eyes to blatant gender discrimination in sports.

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Excerpt: Love in the Age of Title IX in Course Correction

Impulses? They weren’t impulses but directives, calls from within. I had heard them when I fell for Strayer. And how had I responded?

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Millennials Can’t Even Protest Right

Nearly 40 years ago, female rowers at Yale got creative to highlight inequality. As the recent controversy at the University of Minnesota shows, the battle isn’t over.

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‘Course Correction’ Details A Title IX Fight, A Naked Protest And An Olympian’s Story

In 1984, rower Ginny Gilder won a gold medal in quadruple skulls. She’s now a co-owner of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. She writes of these and other accomplishments in “Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX.”

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Author, Olympian and co-owner of WNBA’s Seattle Storm visits Library

Ginny Gilder, two-time Olympian in rowing and author of Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX, will be speaking at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road on Tuesday, May 12.

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Ginny Gilder On Nude Protest, Olympic Rowing And The WNBA

Marcie Sillman talks to Ginny Gilder, Olympic rower and co-owner of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, about her new book, “Course Correction.”

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Ginny Gilder On Nude Protest, Olympic Rowing And The WNBA

Ginny Gilder is an Olympic silver medalist in rowing, the founder and CEO of an investment business, and co-owner of the Seattle Storm. The mother of three children and stepmother of two, Gilder lives with her wife, Lynn, and their two poodles in Seattle, Washington.

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Seattle Storm co-owner recalls her first female longing

In an excerpt from her new book, Ginny Gilder remembers when she first started to explore her sexuality as an Olympic rower.

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2014: The Year in Lesbian/Bi Books

In April, Ginny Gilder’Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX will discuss the Olympic rower’s athletic career and how she came to terms with her sexuality.

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Eagle Harbor Books to host Olympian, author for special reading

Eagle Harbor Book Company in downtown Winslow will host author and Olympic medalist Ginny Gilder, whose new book “Course Correction” tells the heartfelt and candid story of a young woman’s journey to become an elite athlete in the wake of Title IX protest.

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Two-Time Rowing Olympian Ginny Gilder

Course Correction:  A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX

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Between The Covers | June 2015

The song went ‘round and ‘round in your head. Maybe that’s why it’s called “a round.” You know how it works: one group starts to sing and, when they get to a certain point, the next group begins anew and so on, until the endings lap like waves.

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Between The Covers | June 2015

The first time Ginny Gilder ever saw a rowing team in action, she was 16 and didn’t quite know what she was seeing. Everything about that boat, its rowers, and the motion spoke of serenity and control, things Gilder lacked in her young life.

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Primates of Park Avenue, Course Correction (Book Reviews)

She saw her teammates swagger and confidence, and she saw two of them try out for the US Olympic team in Montreal . At least one teammate was gay and didn’t try to hide it; says Gilder, “I couldn’t imagine being that bold or comfortable…” Her self-doubts were exacerbated by family naysayers and by Gilder’s own inner critic – a voice she had to silence before she could excel at the sport she needed to her core.

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A Story Of Rowing And Resilience In The Wake Of Title IX

Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston’s Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother’s emotional unraveling and her father’s singular focus on investment acumen as the ultimate trophy, Gilder discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life.

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