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.
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.
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
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.
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.'
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private lessons are available for LWRC members only.
Use the form below to contact the LWRC office in order to inquire about or schedule a private coaching session.