Coaches

Ted Swinford
Ted SwinfordHead Coach
Masters and Junior Rowing

Ted Swinford, 1988 Olympian, World Champion, and 13-time US Rowing Elite National Champion serves as the Head Coach for HRA. Swinford, who holds a BA in Physical Education from the University of California at Berkeley, has coached masters, junior, and collegiate rowers. He is a life member of the Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia and was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame (Stoningham, CT) in January 1997.

Ashley Block
Ashley BlockCoach
Middle School Junior Rowing

Coach Ashley Block is the lead Middle School Coach. She rowed with the University of South Florida where she was an oarswoman for three years.

Sami Bay
Sami BayAssistant Coach
High School Junior Rowing

Coach Sami Bay holds a USRowing Level 2 Certification and has eight- plus years of masters rowing experience. Sami
also serves as the HRA Boathouse Manager.

Deb Cheslow
Deb CheslowCoach/Program Director Middle School Rowing
High School Junior Rowing

Coach Ceb Cheslow is the Middle School Program Director and Coach for both the Middle School and High School teams. A coxswain,
she also served as a fighter pilot instructor and motivational speaker.

Arman Khazraee
Arman KhazraeeCoach
Middle School Junior Rowing

Asst. Coach Arman Khazraee -A former HRA junior rower who has competed at local, state and regional rowing competitions. Arman is attending Stetson University.