With over 36 years of dedication to coaching all levels and competitive rowing from elite level to open water, Theresa draws heavily from the Thames wherry-man style that was also the favored technique of Frank Cunningham and Stan Pocock. Learn how to refine your stroke for a more relaxed and efficient approach.
Theresa believes that nobody should get injured while rowing if it’s done properly. It’s about rowing smarter not harder.
Whether you are looking to race and compete in sprints or open water longer distance events or just want to improve your technique, Theresa will assist you in reaching your rowing goals.
Hailing from Mendoza, Argentina. Leo, a champion rower for the Argentine national and Olympic teams, brings over 30 years’ experience as an elite rower, coach, and fitness trainer. He enjoys developing fitness programs for clients of all ages and fitness levels, offering effective rowing and cross-training methods to anyone dedicated to improving rowing performance. Leo is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Corrective Exercise Continuum Expert, and Certified Performance Trainer.
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
John coaches LWRC intermediate to competitive scullers who wish to improve their boat speed through efficient technique and build endurance through conditioning. His style of instruction emphasizes sculling and small-boat handling. He coaches by keen observation and quiet instruction. This is old school coaching at its best!
Learn to Row, Masters
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.
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.
Brooke rowed and coxed at Seattle University before coaching for Rocky Mountain Rowing Club, Duwamish 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.
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.
Alex took his first strokes at Everett Rowing while in high school and was instantly hooked. He hasn’t left the water since. A dedicated student of the sport in all its nuances and history, he has coached juniors and masters of all levels, firmly believing that no boat succeeds without a strong community around it. After joining LWRC in 2020, and eager to get involved, his volunteering quickly led him back into the coaching launch. Alex currently coaches the LWRC Big Boat competitive program, striving to help rowers reach their collective potential.
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.
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!
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.
Strength Training, Masters
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.
Rachel has been involved with rowing since 1979. In 2017 she became the head coach for Martha’s Moms Rowing Team and a coach for LWRC in 2020.
'My personal coaching philosophy has developed throughout my life with one very important guiding principal: if you decide to start doing something, finish it to the best of your ability within the elements you control and be the best you can be while doing it. When I coach rowing, I work hard to model behaviors that reflect my personal philosophy.'
The Lake Washington coaches run a number of programs for beginners and experienced rowers throughout the year. If you are a member of LWRC, sign up to any of the Masters programs.
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.
Contact the LWRC office to inquire about or schedule a private coaching session.