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Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team Culture

Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team Culture

Update: 2020-07-24
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#028 - Xavier Aniton is an 8-year rower, who served as team captain at both Shaker Heights High School in Ohio and Jacksonville University in Florida.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Saying no to basketball and yes to rowing [1:35 ]
  • Building a strong team culture on a boys high school team [7:23 ]
  • Juggling rowing and academics in the role of a student-athlete [19:33 ]
  • Did support differ when coming from a more demographically diverse team than from a less diverse team? [28:56 ]
  • “Do you feel like your team was treated any differently because of who you were or how you looked?” [34:25 ]
  • Advice for younger rowers of color [38:59 ]

… and much more.

To get in touch with Xavier, please reach him on Instagram @xaniton2024

We hope that the conversation in this podcast helps us all in the rowing world -- no matter your race -- to unify the rowing sport through diversity.

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Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team Culture

Xavier Aniton: Starting from the Bottom to Build Strong Team Culture