MEET 

 THE 

 LWRC 

 COACHES 

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Bill has been an avid sculler since the 1960s. In 1969, he placed second in the Diamond Sculls event at Henley, and was a member of the US National Team from 1969-1971. As President of Pocock Racing Shells since 1985, Bill is focused on how to make boats move faster through the water.

Masters

BILL TYTUS

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Theresa has been coaching rowing - both sweep and sculling - for 29 years. She has coached Jr’s, collegiate and masters rowers from novice to national team hopefuls.  She enjoys the challenge of teaching people how to do something new and demanding with their bodies. 

Masters

THERESA BATTY

KC was involved in starting the National Lightweight Women’s program in 1981. She discovered a love for coaching and spent years (1979-86) as a collegiate coach. She led Northeastern University and Radcliffe (Harvard) Lightweight women’s crews to National titles.

She wants to help competitive, experienced Masters athletes race and balance their rowing routine with the rest of their life.

Masters

KC DIETZ

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Hugh rowed four years in college and twenty-one years at LWRC. From Frank Cunningham and Bill Tytus Hugh learned sculling and, equally important, learned to constantly study the sport.

"Everything you do in a boat has to make sense, and the details separate the best rowing from just good rowing. Satisfaction comes with both racing success and simply doing something well, and I want my students to achieve, and appreciate, skilled rowing." - Hugh

Masters

HUGH LADE

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Amy started rowing at Pacific Lutheran University and was hooked from day one. She rowed all 4 years at PLU and returned to coach there for 2 years. Shortly after her time at PLU, she started rowing at LWRC with the Mixed Sweep Team. After rowing at LWRC for 2 years, she moved east for grad school and coached at Springfield College. Amy came back to Seattle in 2011 and started coaching for LWRC in 2013.

Masters

AMY HILDEBRANDT

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Stella has been rowing for over 12 years, beginning with Olympia Area Rowing in high school and continuing at the University of Notre Dame for her collegiate career. 

Stella has experience as a rowing coach at many different levels and has coached teams to national championships. She joined LWRC in the summer of 2019. Stella is also Director of Boathouse Operations.

Learn to Row, Masters

STELLA WILLOUGHBY

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Matt is humbled to be back at LWRC! He has spent the last 2 years as the Head Men's Coach and Boatman for OKCRiversport, in Oklahoma City. He has coached juniors, masters, and high performance athletes to the podium at a number of regional and national championships. Prior to Oklahoma, he was Head Masters and Assistant Juniors Coach for Green Lake Crew. In addition to his coaching and operational duties here at LWRC, he is an Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University.

Masters

MATT OCLANDER

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Bill coaches LWRC intermediate to competitive scullers. The program is a training group for rowers who wish to improve their boat speed through technique with the support of conditioning. It emphasizes sculling, small-boat handling and race preparation. He coaches by keen observation and quiet instruction. This is old school coaching at its best! 

Masters

JOHN ROBINSON

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Dave Rutherford has been rowing since 1958.  He trained with the original LWRC gang who went on to represent USA in the 1960 Olympics.  He was coached by iconic Northwest coaches George and Stan Pocock, Ted Nash, and Frank Cunningham.  For the past 10 years he feels that he has learned more about the sport by coaching rather than rowing because it forces him to analyze the stroker and improve his own technique!

Masters

DAVE RUTHERFORD

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Andy joined Binghamton Crew team as a collegiate freshman where he competed with both the light-weight and open-weight crews at national and international regattas. As a coach, he believes that anyone can learn how to row regardless of their age or ability; apart from providing instruction he likes to create a calm environment of encouragement and fun.

Masters

ANDY REES

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Brooke rowed and coxed at Seattle University before coaching for Rocky Mountain Rowing Club, Duamish Rowing Club, and eventually Lake Washington where she coached masters of all levels as well as the Martha's Moms Rowing Club out of LWRC.

Brooke has been at LWRC since 2015 and seeks to encourage rowers of all levels to row their own adventure.

Masters

BROOKE MCCULLOCH

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Teddi rowed for all four years of college at Gonzaga University before joining Lake Washington in 2015 in order to focus on sculling. She continues to sweep and scull competitively.
Teddi has been a coach since 2017 loves the opportunity to introduce new rowers to the sport in the Learn to Row programs.

Learn To Row

TEDDI MCGUIRE

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Meghan began rowing in high school for PArk City Rowing Academy in Park City, Utah. She continued her rowing career at Seattle University and joined LWRC in 2017 as a coach and competitive rower.

Meghan has coached juniors and masters coaching and she loves to help grow the sense of community that rowing brings.

Learn to Row, Masters

MEGHAN RICCI

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Rob rowed for the University of Maryland, where he studied Kinesiology. He has worked as a personal trainer for the past 12 years. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach, his training philosophy has a strong emphasis on injury prevention.

Rob has been with LWRC since 2016 coaching land training classes as well as masters rowing.

Strength Training, Masters

ROB FOREMAN

 

PRIVATE COACHING

The Lake Washington coaches run a number of programs for beginners and experienced rowers throughout the year. Sign up to any of those programs if you wish to learn or improve your technique under their guidance in small groups.

If you would like private coaching on a 1-on-1 basis you can hire one of our expert coaches for a solo lesson. Private lessons are available for beginners as well as experienced rowers looking to improve their skills.

 

Private Lesson for 1 or 2 LWRC Members: $80 per 90-minute session

Private Lesson for 1 or 2 Non-Members: $90 per 90-minute session 

 

Use the form below to contact the LWRC office in order to inquire about or schedule a private coaching session.

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Photos kindly donated by Andy Rees.