Coaches

Strength, endurance, self-confidence, integrity, knowledge, and sportsmanship through rowing, also known as crew!

Teamwork

Joe Flynn
Joe FlynnCoach
is a valuable resource to our junior programs and coaching staff in general! Joe is a graduate of The University of California – Berkeley where he was a varsity oarsman. After graduating from Berkeley, Joe was the Assistant Coach at Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa/Newport Beach CA) for three years. Orange Coast competes with Division 1 rowing programs. At Coast, the crews secured a Western Sprint Championship, IRA Invitations and made two trips to The Royal Henley Regatta in England and competed in the Dublin Regatta in Dublin, Ireland. Orange Coast was the first Junior College to ever be invited and compete at both the IRA and Henley Regatta. Joe left Orange Coast and returned the Bay Area to teach and coach. He taught US History, Civics and Psychology for 5 years at his alma mater Skyline HS (Oakland, CA) and coached their crew.
Jackson Schwirtz
Jackson SchwirtzCoach
2018-19: Sat stroke seat of the 2V8 that placed fifth (6:45.370) in the Petite Final at Eastern Sprints to qualify for IRAs … sat stroke seat of the 2V8 at IRAs, helping GW to a third place finish (6:07.496) in the Fourth-Level Final to finish with a national ranking of 21st.

2017-18: IRA All-Academic Team.
2016-17 Season: Did not compete at Eastern Sprints or IRA Regatta.

Summer 2016: Sixth place in Elite Men’s double at Club Nationals with Y Quad Cities.

2015-16 Season: Sat three seat of the fourth varsity eight throughout the spring that finished sixth overall at the Eastern Sprints Regatta (6:12.925).

High School/Club: Rowed for Y Quad Cities under Dr. Peter Sharis… gold medal in Intermediate quad at 2015 Club Nationals… spare for 2015 Y Quad Cities Fawley Cup quad at Henley Royal Regatta…varsity basketball as a junior.

Personal: Born Jackson Schwirtz on 11/24/1996… son of Jodie and Matt Schwirtz, who played baseball at Iowa… two brothers, JD and Josh… attended Assumption High School… enjoys exploring D.C. and watching movies… intended major is International Affairs.

Of you want to go fast…go alone.
If you want to go far go together.

-A Proverb-

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