Hannah Lawton

British Rowing

Hannah started rowing as a teenager at Trentham Boat Club, Staffordshire and continued at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2011 and gained a place as a scholarship coach on the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust Coach programme, coaching juniors, seniors and adaptive rowers in the West Midlands area.

Whilst undertaking her scholarship she also completed a MSc in Coaching Science. In December 2013 she competed in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3000 mile row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. Upon her return she applied for her current role within GB Rowing and is now actively seeking people with a classifiable impairment that have the potential to be integrated into the GB Rowing Team''s Paralympic Squad.

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