Coaches

The coaches’ goals are to develop each rower’s character and skill set, and to foster an appreciation for the sport, regardless of personal goals.

Coach Min is the head coach for the Swan Creek youth program. She is USRowing Level 2 Certified. She rowed throughout university and in her novice year secured a British University’s silver medal in a coxless pair and in her senior year made the semi-finals in Henley Royal Regatta in a coxless four. She continued rowing on the English Channel off the coast of Brighton, competing in coastal rowing boats for Shoreham RC. She stroked the South Coast Senior Champions coxed four before moving to the US in 2008. After a brief spell of sculling in Manhattan she moved to Chicago, joining the Lincoln Park Boat Club. In 2010 she won a Masters Club National gold and silver medal in two lightweight 4+ categories and a bronze in the open 8+. She was bow seat in the winning Open Club 4+ at the Head of the Charles the same year. She has been a coxswain throughout her rowing career and most recently coxed a SCRC 4+ at the last Head of the Charles. She also ran a Boston Marathon qualifying time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in 2010. She is a qualified high school English teacher.

Coach Carol is a graduate of Clearview High School (Mullica Hill, NJ), where she played field hockey and basketball. She received her nursing degree from the
College of New Jersey and a pediatric nurse practitioner advanced degree from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  An avid recreational athlete, she has enjoyed everything from running and rock climbing to backpacking, cycling and skiing. She started rowing at Swan Creek and attended Craftsbury Sculling Center for three seasons to improve her skills. Before joining the Youth Team coaching staff she rowed competitively and coached novice and intermediate rowers.  She works as a nurse at a coed college-preparatory, private boarding and day school.


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is a USRowing Level 2 Certified Coach, Youth Coach and Learn to Row Instructor at Swan Creek Rowing, and the Head Coach of the Solebury School rowing program.

She has rowed competitively at the Masters level in high profile events including Head of the Charles, Masters Nationals, Diamond State Masters, Head of the Housatonic, Green Mountain Head, Independence Day Regatta, Schuylkill Navy Regatta, Carnegie Lake Regatta, and Quaker City Masters Regatta in both sweep and sculling.

With 20 years of fitness training experience, she understands the movement patterns that are essential for achieving optimal function and movement for activities from work to sport to everyday life. It is her goal as a coach to teach the skills of the sport to those she works with in such a way that they are not only successful, but enjoy their experience as well. If the athletes have a positive outlook on their experiences and have learned things about themselves and life also, then she has succeeded. With a primary focus on sculling, she has leveraged her years of fitness training experience and knowledge of body mechanics to help improve the technical skills of novice and experienced rowers.

In addition to her rowing background, she has held certifications for Master Fitness Trainer ISSA; AAAI Fitness Trainer; AAAI Spin; AAAI Mat Pilates; AAAI Weight Management; Weight Training; US Sailing; SSI Dive Master, Stress and Rescue; Swift Water Rescue; and WSI (life guard).

Coach Drew rowed at Bucknell University for four years and filled numerous leadership roles in the club. During summers, he rowed in Philadelphia for Bachelors Barge Club and Penn AC. While at graduate school he coached the novice men for two years (winning a national title). Upon completion of his masters degree in oceanography from UNH, Drew was offered a one-year position coaching at Northeastern University where he worked closely with the men’s (IRA Champions) and women’s programs . Additionally, he was a frequent guest coach for the Harvard Women’s Crew (All first at EAWRC). In the summer of 1997, Drew coached the U.S. Men’s 2+ which went on to win the World Rowing Championship.
 
For the past 20 years, Drew has been teaching secondary school chemistry, physics, and earth science in addition to many pioneering electives. Still working in small boats, he focused on expedition sea kayaking and led trips around the world. He holds instructor and coaching certificates from both American Canoe Association and British Canoeing.
 
Drew recently moved to New Hope from Stamford, CT with his wife, two children, and two dogs. 
 
Coach Maura graduated from Fordham University in 2017 where she rowed in their Division one team, practicing six days a week on the Harlem River in Bronx, NY. She competed as a lightweight/heavyweight at major regattas including Dad Vail, San Diego Crew Classic, Atlantic 10 Championships, Head of the Charles, Head of the Schuylkill, Princeton Chase, IRAs. She was a member of the top varsity boat sophomore through senior year and was Team Captain from July 2016-May 2017, working as the liaison between the rowers and the coaches.
 
Maura graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy where she made the school record list for 6k and 2k scores. She was awarded the Leader of Distinction award which is given to student athletes exemplifying exceptional leadership skills.
 
She now works as a Software Developer in Doylestown. 

est. 1992