Prep Rowing is a year-round coed sport, with fall and spring racing seasons and on-the-water training during the winter months. Both varsity and novice (for those with less than one year of racing experience) teams compete throughout the Northwest region (Seattle, Portland & Eugene) and beyond (Victoria, B.C. & Sarasota, FL).
Rowing is a full time commitment. Each athlete participates in a rigorous training plan designed to develop character in addition strength, endurance and skill. Crews are dependent on the consistent attendance of all members, so daily attendance is compulsory.
The 2016-2017 academic school year will mark the first full year in the program's history. Continuing the momentum found in last spring's inaugural season, Prep Crew seeks to continue to build championship athletes both on and off the water as the team continues to grow.
Varsity Women's Coach Tom Kellett started his coaching career in England as the Head Women’s Coach at the Grange School for over three years. From a small, young high school program Tom built a successful women’s team which went from nothing to achieving national gold medals at major championships and Henley Women’s gold medalists by his third year. Tom was hired by Seattle Rowing Center in 2012 as their Head Novice coach, where his program won numerous regional championships and included an undefeated season. After starting the Prep rowing program in Spring 2016, Tom coached his novice women to a gold and silver medal at their regional championship.
Varsity Men's Coach Matt Zatorski began rowing at Loyola Academy in Chicago, IL. Throughout his coaching and teaching career, Matt has sought to share the lessons learned in his scholastic rowing experience (dedication, teamwork, service) with the many students and athletes he has had the opportunity to work with. After starting his coaching career with his alma mater, Matt went on to Head Coach Positions at New Trier High School (Winnetka, IL) and the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (Cambridge, MA), maintaining teaching positions (English) along the way. He led both programs to benchmark performances at the regional and national level. In 2010, Matt founded the Institute for Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing, Inc., a first-of-its-kind postgraduate education program for rowing coaches, overseeing it from its early planning stages until the submission of its accreditation folio in 2014.