Learn to Row Coaches
Walt hails from Detroit, MI and started rowing at the Dallas Rowing Club in 2009. Walt has competed in several racing events in Dallas, Austin, Oklahoma City and has won gold, silver and bronze medals in single and team boats. With a passion to teach and introduce rowing to others, Walt started teaching Learn to Row classes at the DRC in 2010 and has since taught over 300 people how to row. He has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2010 and has been appointed Chairman of DRC safety. Walt holds a level II coaching certificate from US Rowing and is an Assistant Coach for the Junior Crew program at St. Marks School of Texas. Walt believes everyone has the ability to row and should progress at their own pace while enjoying rowing in a fun, relaxed environment.
Laura began coaching the DRC masters novices in March 2010 bridging the gap for interested rowers wanting to go from the Learn to Row weekend program to confidently rowing on their own.
Laura began rowing in May 2008 and quickly began winning medals at many regattas including a bronze at the Masters Nationals Championships in Camden, NJ, and a gold in the Marathon Rowing Championships in Nacogdoches, LA, in 2009, as well as two gold medals at the FISA World Rowing Masters Championships in St Catharine's, Canada, in 2010.
She is a USRowing certified Level 1 and II rowing coach and has served on the DRC board since January 2010. She is a retired fire fighter with the Dallas Fire Rescue Department, married, and has one daughter.