High Performance Coach -
Nick is a high performance coach with the GB Paralympic squad, and part of a highly successful coaching team that oversaw all four Paralympic boats winning medals at the Rio games.
Nick Baker joined the GB Rowing Team in the Autumn of 2013. In 2014 he guided Tom Aggar to an excellent silver medal in the ASM1x at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, and coached Rachel Morris to a fine 5th place finish in the ASW1x; this marked an excellent start to her rowing career – she switched from Paralympic cycling to rowing in February 2014.
Nick’s coaching success continued in 2015: both Tom Aggar and the newly formed TAMix2x of Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whiteley took home silver medals from the World Championships in Aiguebelette.
The Rio Olympiad culminated in great success for Nick’s crews. Having started the TAMix2x project only two years previously, with Lauren Rowles aged just 16, she and Laurence Whiteley produced a textbook performance in Rio to win the A final by just over a length. Tom Aggar also finished in style, regaining his place on the Olympic podium with a fine bronze medal.
Nick started sculling as a youngster at the Windsor Boys School Boat Club and was a successful junior international rower, competing for GB between 2004 and 2006.
A born explorer, prior to joining the GB Rowing Team coaching team, Nick worked as a personal trainer, and would love to combine these skills with his love of the outdoors to lead mountaineering expeditions one day.
Nick is a big fan of David Attenborough, and owns the full collection of his wildlife documentaries; his three ideal dinner guests would include Mahatma Gandhi, Walt Disney and Lee Evans, “the best comedian of our time”.
Nick lives with his wife in Oxford.