Steve Visser

Community Coach, North East London

Steve was a rowing newbie until March last year, when he was hired as a community coach because of his background in personal training and rugby. He was born in South Africa, but grew up in Malawi where he found success swimming and playing water polo, winning national titles in both. On the weekend, he still plays rugby for Saracens Amateur Rugby Club so is constantly turning up to work on Monday’s covered in bruises.

Steve likes to keep us entertained with stories from his international childhood. One includes having a pet crocodile at his primary school which would regularly escape. Often it would find its way into classrooms and need to be lead back to his enclosure.

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