Coaching

Mike Merta
Founder & Youth 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…

Lydia Blackwood
Masters Coach

Coach Lydia joins our team from Olympia, where she also coaches for the Evergreen State College rowing program. More on Coach Lydia coming soon…

Carson Hayes
Assistant Youth Coach

Carson has been rowing with Duwamish for six years, and also rows competitively with Mt. Baker. He has competed in Regionals and at the Head of the Charles in Cambridge, MA.