This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Sarah Pavan, the most decorated beach volleyball player in Canada history, with a World Championship (2019), Commonwealth Games gold medal, Team of the Year (2019), three-time Blocker of the Year, and a pair of Olympic appearances to her name. This was such a fun conversation with Pavan as she nears the twilight of her career, discussing:

  • The stark reality of sport, and how the greats just fade away while the game moves on
  • What her next move is, as a partnership with Sophie Bukovec ended earlier than expected
  • Her love of practice, and grit, and just being tough
  • Why she’s not chasing accolades, or gold medals, or praise and adulation, but peace. Just peace.

This was a really, really good conversation, and we think you’ll enjoy!


NEW BOOK ALERT!!! Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!!

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