Our friendly coaching staff aims to spread the positive benefits of rowing throughout the community.


Pedro Palacios, Head Coach & Founder

Head coach Pedro Palacios has been rowing for 30 years and has coached many youth and adult rowers to more than 30 national titles. Some of his athletes have even become USA national rowing team members. He has graduated more than 100 people from learn-to-row classes in Cincinnati while also being the owner of the Rowing Place where he trains indoor rowing for more than 150 members. Pedro is a former Mexican national champion rower and continues to row competitively in US regattas around the country.


Chris Bak, Assistant Rowing Coach

Chris started rowing for Clermont Crew.  He is a member of the University of Cincinnati Rowing Club. A former USA National Team member and one of the top finishers at the World Indoor Rowing Championships in the Lightweight College event. Chris has trained with some of the best scullers in the country at the Oklahoma Training Center. He has medaled at many national regattas including Dad Vail and MACRA as one of the top single scullers.

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