Our Mission is
Serving Rochester in all ways rowing. From beginner to elite, the Genesee Rowing Club is committed to bringing our community together through the sport of rowing.

 Our vision is

Elevating the level of rowing in Rochester by creating an
inclusive environment with the best coaches and
equipment available.


Serra brings a wide variety of rowing experiences to GRC. While rowing at the University of Rochester, she coached at several programs including Brighton High School, Pittsford, and CRI. After graduating, she traveled to Hong Kong and worked as a rowing coach for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, organizing rowing programs for youths and masters. Upon returning to the US, Serra was the Graduate Assistant Coach for the D-I Women’s Rowing Team at the University at Buffalo. Most recently she served as the Head Men’s Rowing Coach at the University of Rochester. 

Elena Montgomery

Elena grew up locally in Rochester Starting her Rowing career at Pittsford rowing. She rowed for 4 years under Pittsford crew, in college she joined the D1 Michigan State rowing team.  One of the greatest things she took away from her experience at MSU was the importance of team. The team did everything together and pushed each other to get better every day both physically and personally. This I was able to drive the team to accomplish things including rowing an undefeated season her freshman year and winning a big 10 championship. Once graduated, she did some coaching for adventure out and the Pittsford learn to row program that first inspired my love for the sport. After an absence from the sport, Elena joined GRC where she has been rowing and coaching since. Outside of rowing, she is the Managing Partner of Longhorn Steakhouse in Victor, Ny

Megan Rawlings

Megan has loved rowing since she first got in a boat at 12 years old in Syracuse, NY. She rowed throughout high school and placed at the state level her senior year. Upon high school graduation she jumped right into the world of Masters, and rowed with the Syracuse Chargers throughout her college years. After completing her masters degree Megan moved to Delaware where she rowed and coached with Wilmington Rowing Club. In 2015 she moved to Rochester and joined the GRC family. Megan is US Rowing Level 2 certified and her coaching philosophy is focused on building a strong technical foundation. Megan works full time as an Instructional Designer for a performance improvement group in Rochester but enjoys getting out on the water as often as she can in her single or with the GRC competitive team.

Hannah Zuegel

Hannah Zuegel started rowing in 2013, trying GRC’s learn to row program between high school and college. After an incredibly positive experience, she joined the University of Rochester’s women’s team as a novice walk on rower and never turned back. Hannah rowed on the women’s team for two years, then became a men’s team coxswain after sustaining a long-term injury. Since graduating from UR she has coached GRC’s learn to row and corporate challenge classes as well and many of the indoor tank sessions. Outside of GRC she is a volunteer assistant coach to the UR men’s team and an assistant coach to the Pittsford boys varsity team.

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