Rocket Science Rowing

Rocket Science




“What is it that fuels each and every one of us in this sport? For me, it is continuing to explore what can be achieved through rowing. Since I started coaching full-time in 1998, I have found a sense of fulfillment in my own life. I enjoy sharing my passion for rowing, what inspires me on and off the water, and how that can impact our lives. With each passing day, Rocket Science Rowing will bring you more success.”

— Linda Muri, 3-time World Champion


What We Do


College Recruiting Advice

Rowing in college is fun and rewarding. Making it a reality takes the same kind of hard work and dedication you put into your training every day. Rocket Science Rowing is here to help you navigate the college recruiting process. With two decades of collegiate recruiting and coaching experience, you will get advice on what coaches want from you and how to make the right impression. Rocket Science Rowing will be there to guide you.

One on One Coaching

Individual or small group à la carte coaching sessions available in Cambridge, MA, or Hanover, NH. Schedule a refresher for the beginning of the season, set up periodic check ins, or get a pre-race tune up to get ready for your next big race.
(Coming Spring 2018)

Visiting Coach

Take your rowing up a notch with a Guest Coaching visit from Rocket Science Rowing to your club. Bring years of experience and a fresh approach to your current plan. Rocket Science Rowing will work with your club or small group to maximize results. Request Rocket Science Rowing to be on your water.


Rocket Science Rowing offers unique expertise with over 30 years' experience in Coaching, Competing, Shell Design & Construction, and more. Look to Rocket Science Rowing for Motivational Speaking, Regatta Management, Boathouse Leadership, Guest Coaching, Rigging, and Training Advice. Rocket Science Rowing will accelerate your next effort.

Why Rocket Science Rowing


Coaching - Collegiate (Division I) and International (Junior, U23, and Senior National team) results including multiple Eastern Sprints Champions, IRA National Champions, U23 gold medalists, and 23 future Olympians. Learn-to-Row, Masters, and Club success as well.


Experience - 20 years of first-hand collegiate coaching with an emphasis on Recruiting, Team Building, and Student-Athlete Development.


Board of Director - MIT Crew Alumni Association and Boston Athletic Association Board member, President Cambridge Boat Club (former), Commodore CRASH-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships (former), USRowing High Performance Committee (former).

Linda has one of the sharpest eyes for detail of anyone who has coached me. Something I have found immensely helpful and refreshing: she doesn’t waste time in unnecessary nuance. One could spend a lifetime interpreting the rowing stroke but Linda seems to just know with great confidence what to do. And her coaching immediately sparks change that can squeeze out a few splits in one practice alone.
— Christine Cavallo, 5-time US Team member, 2k erg World record U19 lightweight (7:05.7) and American record U23 lightweight (6:54.1)

Linda Muri

  • Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineer, MIT

  • Master of Education, Harvard

  • 3-time World Champion

  • FISA World Record holder

  • 9-time US National Team Member

  • 14-time US National Team Coach

  • 13-time Head of the Charles winner

  • 2 CRASH-B Hammers

  • Sullivan Award Semi-Finalist

  • 18-time National Champion

  • 2-time Boston Marathon finisher

  • Pan-Mass Challenge rider since 2015

  • MIT Crew Alumni Association

  • Boston Athletic Association Board Member since 1996

  • President Cambridge Boat Club (former)

  • Commodore C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints, 2006-2013

  • USRowing High Performance Committee, 2001-2008

  • USRowing Referee 

  • Certified Indoor Rowing Instructor