Dublin Crew athletes, families, and coaches:
I am very pleased to let you know that Chris Swartz is joining Dublin Crew as Director of Rowing, effective June 1. The Director of Rowing will oversee the coaching and equipment aspects of Dublin Crew and meet monthly with the Board. The Board, in turn, will continue in its advisory capacity for all aspects of Dublin Crew while focusing their efforts on community outreach, parent engagement, marketing and recruiting, regatta logistics, technology, finances, etc.
Chris comes to Dublin Crew with a wealth of experience as a teacher, coach, and leader in the central Ohio rowing community. He taught history, philosophy, and US government at Upper Arlington for over 20 years before retiring in 2015. Chris attended and rowed at Marietta College and then went on to found the Ohio State Crew Club in 1978 while he was completing his Master’s degree. He has coached at Greater Columbus Rowing Association, Upper Arlington, and Pine Crest school in Florida, leading his teams to multiple medals including 49 winning boats at Midwest Regionals. Chris is a United States Rowing Association Certified Coach and Coaching Education Instructor and has led multiple coach training sessions for US Rowing. He founded and coordinated both the Jack Speakmon and Blake Haxton regattas. We are thrilled he is joining Dublin Crew to be our Director of Rowing.