Mike Merta

Founder & Head Coach

Coach Mike grew up around rowing and began rowing in middle school. Mike rowed for several clubs in the Detroit area including Wyandotte Boat Club, Ecorse Rowing Club, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crew. Mike also rowed in college at the University of Charleston. In Seattle Coach Mike has rowed for Vashon Island Rowing Club and Green Lake. In 2009 he began rowing his single on the Duwamish River and in 2011 he founded the Duwamish Rowing Club with the idea that rowing should be affordable, accessible, and open to anyone who wants to participate.

Coach Mike is a Medical Case Manager at Pacific Medical Centers and in his “free time” enjoys working on DRC’s racing shells as well as restoring, and being out on his classic yacht, the King Gustaf.

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