Barbara Grudt, Director

Two-time Olympian, two-time World Medalist and two-time CRASH-B World Record holder, Director Grudt is one of only a handful of athletes in the world from her era to medal internationally in both sculling and sweep events.  She turned her successful rowing career into an equally successful coaching career.  Barb was the Varsity Coach for 9 years at Dartmouth College and 9 years at alma mater University of Pennsylvania and is now the Director of Rowing and Girls' Rowing Coach at Peddie School.  On the international scene, Barb coached for six years at the national team level, four with the U.S. Junior Women's National Team and two with U.S. Under 23 crews.  Her wide range of experience and success across all disciplines in rowing and all levels of competition make her uniquely qualified to guide the development of young athletes.  Her goal is to help camp participants improve their skills and build the confidence necessary to pursue their own successful rowing careers. 


1982 World Championship W4+, Silver Medal

1984 Olympic W2-, 5th Place

1986 CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championship, 1st Place, World Record

1987 CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships, 1st Place, World Record

1987 World Championship W2X, Bronze Medal

1988 Olympic W2-, 6th Place


1992 Henley Women's Regatta, 1st Place Women's Collegiate 8+, Course Record ~ Dartmouth College

1999 Junior World Championships, U.S. Women's 8+, Silver Medal (best ever at that point)

2000 USRowing Development Coach of the Year

2001 Nations Cup (now U-23Worlds) U.S. W4-, Gold Medal

2003 Under 23 World Championships U.S. W2X, Bronze Medal

2007 Youth National Championship, Women's Youth 4+, Gold Medal ~ Peddie School

2008 Youth National Championship, Women's Youth 4+, Silver Medal ~ Peddie School

2009 Youth National Championship, Women's Youth 4+, Gold Medal ~ Peddie School