Margaret Gordon, the latest addition to the Crew Haven team, is a Connecticut native from Old Lyme. She has extensive experience as a competitive rower, beginning her career at Lyme/Old Lyme High School and Blood Street Sculls, continuing at Syracuse and eventually competing at the first Lightweight Worlds Regatta to include women, winning a silver medal. As a rowing coach, Margaret has had over 3.5 decades of experience. On the club level, she has coached at Miami Rowing Club, Miami Beach Rowing Club, and Bachelor’s Barge Club. On the scholastic level, she has coached at The Baldwin School, the Independent Rowing Program, and Radnor’s Girl’s Crew Club. Her collegiate coaching experience includes Syracuse, UMiami, Columbia University, Haverford College, and Craftsbury’s U23 2020 Fall Semester. She has coached sweep and sculling on all levels, ranging from novice to elite, juniors to masters, and recreational to high level competition.
In Margaret’s own words, “I am really looking forward to the collaborative effort in building and integrating a water sports, fitness and ecologically oriented local community from the ground up. Bringing wonderful opportunities to experience team work; develop practical skills of all kinds; have access to otherwise possibly unknown environments; all the personal growth and self mastery these kind of experiences can bring. And all the, as yet undiscovered, adventures through Canal Docks and Crew Haven.”