Calm Waters Rowing

In 2018, Charlotte Hollings won six gold medals at the World Rowing Regatta and took First Place in the Women's Grand Master Singles at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Since opening Calm Waters Rowing in 2001, Charlotte Hollings and John Dunn have continued to row competitively and win. In 2018 alone, Charlotte took home six gold medals from the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Sarasota, Florida, then traveled to Massachusetts, and — for the second year in a row — took First Place in the Women’s Grand Master Singles at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Calm Waters Rowing Hosts and Coaches

Charlotte Hollings and John Dunn have spent more than 70 years immersed in the sport of rowing.  Charlotte began in high school while John first picked up an oar as a freshman at Cornell University.  Both have rowed on the U.S. National Team, winning several international medals.  Charlotte’s coaching career has taken her west to Stanford University before heading back east to Boston University and then Cornell University. John remained close to home, coaching at his alma mater, first as the frosh lightweight coach, then varsity lightweight and finally varsity women, for 18 years.  It was at Cornell that Charlotte and John first met and then married in 1995.  In 1998, Charlotte and John tried something a little different and started coaching sculling at a master's camp.  They enjoyed it so much that they immediately set out to start a sculling camp of their own.  Calm Waters Rowing is the culmination of two years of extensive searching and planning.

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Charlotte Hollings

Charlotte Hollings
1978 - 1982
• Rowed at T.C. Williams HS
• 3-time Scholastic Champion
1983 - 1986
• Rowed at University of Virginia
• President of Club '85 and '86
• Coached at Stanford University
• Coached at T.C. Williams
1989 - 1990
• Coached at Boston University
1992 - 1998
• Coached at Cornell University
• IRA Champions '96 and '98
1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, & 1994
• Rowed on U.S. National Team;
• Silver at Worlds in '85
• Gold in '94
• Director of Florida Rowing Center
• Started Calm Waters Rowing

John Dunn

John Dunn
1970 - 1973
• Rowed at Cornell University
• National Champions in '71
1974 - 1975
• Cornell-Coached Frosh Lightweights
1977 - 1979
• Cornell-Coached Varsity Lightweights
1980 - 1998
• Cornell-Coached Varsity Women
• National Champions '89
• IRA Champs '95
1975, 1976, 1977, & 1984
• Rowed on U.S. National Team
• Silver at Worlds in '75
• Bronze in '76
• Coached at Florida Rowing Center
• Started Calm Waters Rowing