(Technical Director) was educated at Giessen University, majoring
in sports science and psychology. He published research in lactic
acid production, oxygen uptake and the use of magnesium supplements
among high performance athletes.He began rowing at 16 for the Rudergesellschaft
Wetzlar in Germany where many world champion and Olympic athletes
trained. He competed with this club for 4 years in every type of
boat at the German championships. From 1984-1997 he coached Wetzlar’s
intermediate and elite rowers, earning many medals during his tenure,
and gaining recognition as one of the most successful young club
coaches in Germany.
In 1988 he was recruited for the German
National Team. From 1989 – 1997 he coached both men and women
in sculling and sweep boats, taking his athletes to five world championships
and earning four gold and one silver medal. In 1997, he was appointed
head coach of the women’s lightweight Quadruple Scull which
medaled at all the important regattas in Europe and earned a gold
medal at the world championships that year.
In addition to coaching, his responsibilities
for the national team included athlete selection, preparation camps,
cross training at high altitude, nutrition advice, lactic acid testing,
and calculating and monitoring work-out plans (one of the few coaches
in the world with this expertise). During his tenure, he worked
with Professor Uli Hartmann, an internationally renowned sports
physiologist who consults for high-performance athletes and monitors
the German Olympic teams in all sports. Mr Beutter continues his
association with Dr. Hartmann who lectures at GMS camps in Europe.
Mr. Beutter came to the U.S. in 1998 where
he began as technical director of coaching and head sculling coach
at Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport, CT. He founded GMS Rowing Center in 2004. His master rowers have
competed and medalled at US Masters Nationals and Masters World
Championships. His junior rowers have competed and medalled at the
U.S. Nationals and Canadian Henley regattas. They have been recruited
by, and rowed for Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, University of
Pennsylvania, Cornell, Georgetown and many other universities.
Mr. Beutter is also a consultant for various
other rowing clubs including Henley Rowing Club in England, Piermont
(NY), Willamette (OR), elite masters at Princeton and Yale Universities
and other master rowers around the world. He maintains his associations
in Germany as a technical advisor for the rowing website Rudern1.de
and consulting for Rudergesellschaft Wetzlar.
||Linda Leaden (Development
Coach) attended Western Connecticut State University majoring in science.
She has been working with children for over 20 years in many different
She is a certified personal
trainer and brings this knowledge to assist her rowers in developing
their fitness. Linda is the head of our cadet/learn to row program
at GMS. She has been coaching and has been an administrative assistant
for GMS for 4 years. Linda starting rowing at GMS when the club
came to New Milford, and fell in love with the sport. Coaching and
instructing people on their well being and fitness is her true passion.
She plans to continue her education in the coaching field. Linda
currently coaches our adult learn to row and novice program, middle
school and high school learn to row and novice program, and private