Port Rowing Announces New Head Coach and Director of Rowing

 Port Rowing announces new Head Coach and Director of Rowing

Olympic gold medalist, Michiel Bartman, to direct the community rowing program

The Board of Directors of Friends of Port Rowing welcomes Michiel Bartman as the new Head Coach and Director of Rowing. Coach Bartman brings tremendous experience in both rowing and coaching to the club. He comes to Port Rowing most recently from Harvard University as the Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Lightweight teams. While at Harvard, he led them to 4 Eastern Sprints Championship titles and 8 medals at National Championships.

Prior to coaching at Harvard, Coach Bartman was Head Coach at Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, one of the oldest and most prestigious rowing organizations in the country. While there, his teams won numerous awards at both the national and international level.

Coach Bartman's career as an oarsman was both long and distinguished. Born in North Holland, he was a member of the Dutch National Team and won several World Championship medals, a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and silver medals at both the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

When asked about Port Rowing, Coach Bartman said, "I am excited to start coaching at Port Rowing! I want to work towards a fun, competitive and exciting environment where the rowers will learn all aspects of rowing. They will develop practice and racing skills, take care of themselves and learn to cope with all that is required to deliver a great team performance on and off the water. Rowing is a great team sport and it gave me so much. I really enjoy now giving it back to other ambitious athletes".

Coach Bartman joins Port Rowing at a pivotal time in the young club's expansion. Located at North Hempstead Beach Park, with support from the Town of North Hempstead, the new boathouse is expected to be completed for the Fall rowing season. Port Rowing offers a variety of rowing programs for high school and middle school aged students, adult training and classes, and teens with special needs.

Mitch Tamkin, President of Friends of Port Rowing, comments "With the addition of Michiel to our team, Port Rowing is primed for the next phase of our mission. With the combination of our new boathouse and the quality coaching experience Michiel brings, there is no limit to where Port Rowing can go."

With Coach Bartman's leadership, Port Rowing remains committed to the goals of fostering the love of the sport of rowing while promoting good sportsmanship, strong work ethic, leadership skills, team work, and overall fitness for all who want to row.


Coach Michiel Bartman to be the new Director of Rowing and Head Coach for Port Rowing


MB Athens 2014

Michiel Bartman at 2004 Olympic games where he won a silver medal to add to his collection of medals won in 1996 and 2000.



Port Rowing has been featured in the Port Washington News, Port Washington Patch, and Newsday LI12 News and MSG Varsity Sportdesk. We thank all our contributors for their assistance in publicizing Port Rowing and the program's accomplishments.

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Port Rowing makes a run at Nationals:  July 2017

Friends of Port Rowing Gala 2017:  March 2017

Port Rowing Adaptive conquers unchartered waters:  October 2017

Gold Medalist named Director of Rowing:  August 9, 2016

Port Rowing takes gold at NY States:  June 10, 2016

Port Rowing medals and Long Island Champs:  May 26, 2016

Middle School Rowing Program:  February 8, 2016

Port Rowing hosts Annual Gala: December 12, 2015

Gold Medal at Navy Day Regatta: October 22, 2015

Row for Autism: April 12, 2014

Friends of Port Rowing Honored: April 10, 2014

Gold Coast Classic III Indoor Regatta: January 31, 2014

Port Rowing Raising Money for Victims of Hurricane Sandy: December 5, 2012

Two from Port Rowing Sign National Letters of Intent: Dec 1, 2012

Port Rowing Makes Splash on National Stage: November 16, 2012

Freshmen Lead the Way for Port Rowing: October 25, 2012

Port Rowing Wins Eight Medals at the Tail of the Fish: October 19, 2012

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Port Rowing Hosted Autism Education Seminar: March 8, 2012

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Port Rowing Team Rows One Million Meters: Dec 30, 2011

Port Rowing Heads into Second Place at Passaic Regatta: Nov 4, 2011

Port Rowing Meeting on Tuesday, June 14: June 10, 2011

Port Rowing Wins State Championships in Inaugural Season: May 27, 2011

Port Rowing Crew Win Medals at the Big Duck Regatta: May 6, 2011

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Port Washington, Bay Shore at State Crew: May 21, 2011

Port Rowing Video Wins Telly Award: June 9, 2015

Port Rowers Head to Nationals: May 15, 2015

Row for Autism: April 26, 2015

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Port Rowing Honored by Town: October 25, 2013

Port Rowing Middle School Team Dominates at Local and State Regattas: June 13, 2013

Port Rowing Makes Splash on National Stage: June 6, 2013

Port Rowing Teams Headed to National Championships: May 14, 2013

Port Rowing, Town Help Raise Over $30,000 for Autism Awareness: April 17, 2013

Town, Port Rowing to Clean Up Shoreline: April 5, 2013

Port Rowing Donates $10k for Sandy Relief: December 17, 2012

Port Rowing Strikes Gold This Summer: December 23, 2013

Town May Upgrade Port Rowing Facilities: February 25, 2013

Port Rowing Donates $10,000 to Long Beach High School: Jan 31, 2013

Port Rowing Donates $10k to Sandy Victims: Dec 17, 2012

Port Rowers Recruited to Division 1 Schools: November 20, 2012

Freshmen Lead the Way: October 17, 2012

Port Rowing wins 8 Medals: Oct 10, 2012

Port Rowing Featured on TV Friday: Feb 10, 2012

Port Rowing Medals in First Regatta: May 5, 2011

Great Neck Record

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Port Rowing Holds 2nd Ergathon for Storm Victims: Dec 21, 2012

GN Athlete in Port Rowing: Nov 28, 2013

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TONH Eyes Expanded Port Rowing Facilities: Feb 20, 2013


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Friends of Port Rowing Race for Autism: April 7, 2014

Erging for Recovery Relief at Port Washington: Feb 8, 2013

USRowing Supports Row for Autism: April 19, 2012

MSG Varsity

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5th Annual Row for Autism: April 21, 2016

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Port Rowing Erg App: iTunes App store; Jan 31, 2012

Senator Martin Supports Friends of Port Rowing: Sept 20, 2011