Sarah McErlean


Date of birth







Vevey, Switzerland


Vevey, Switzerland

Current residence

Saint-Légier, Switzerland

High School

Gymnase Auguste Piccard, Lausanne, Switzerland

Training Location

Boston, Mass.

Current Coach

Malcolm Doldron and Andrew Kallfelz

National Teams

Two – Junior, 2018; Under 23, 2019

International Results

Finished seventh in the double sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships...1st place in the 1x at the Swiss National Regatta at Cham, 2019...Competed in the quadruple sculls quarterfinal at the 2017 Henley Women's Regatta...Won a bronze medal in the pair at the 2017 Swiss National Championships...Placed fourth in the double sculls at the 2017 Coupe de la Jeunesse...Won silver and gold medals at the 2016 Coupe de la Jeunesse.

National Results

Won the 2018 USRowing U19, U23, Para and Senior Trials I in the U19 2x.


At age 13, McErlean became the world's youngest female Shodan (black belt) in the martial art of Aikido. She aspires to be a doctor. Her family is very close and important to her and plays a great role in her achievements. Her brother, Richard McErlean, is her hero; he makes her proud and pushes her to work hard and strive to be a better person. McErlean rowed for the Swiss National Team in 2016 and 2017.

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