Month: August 2012

BRC: Introducing our Coach Line Up for Fall 2012

We are happy to share with you our amazing coach line up for Fall 2012.  What an amazing line up! Looking forward to an amazing season.

Head Coach and Varsity Girls Coach: Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton, 2008-2012 Varsity Girls Coach, has been named Head Coach starting Fall 2012.  Chris started coaching Brighton’s Varsity Girls in 2008.  He is an alumni from Brighton High School and rowed for three years with Brighton Rowing Club.  While in college, Chris rowed four years at University of Buffalo. Chris majored in Architecture and currently works in his field of study.

Varsity Boys Coach: Chris Cistrone

Chris Cistrone, 2011-12 Novice/Modified Coach, has been named Boys Varsity Coach starting Fall 2012. Chris began his rowing career with Pittsford in 2003 and rowed for Pittsford through high school.  Chris currently rows for the University of Rochester. Chris is majoring in biomedical engineering with specialties in cell and tissue engineering and immunology; also with minors in chemical engineering and economics. Chris graduated from U of R in May 2012 and is now studying for his masters degree in biomedical engineering with a focus on tissue regeneration.

Lisa Saladino: Novice Coach for Fall 2012

Lisa is a USRowing Level III coach and CPR- and AED-certified. She rowed varsity for four seasons at University of Rochester, two of those as team captain. After completing her degree in Neuroscience in 2007, Lisa remained in Rochester, working in the neurosurgery department at Strong Memorial Hospital and coaching Brighton Crew’s Novice teams. Lisa then spent two years coaching the Grand Valley State University Lakers’ novice women in Allendale, MI.  Lisa brings experienced coaching that has been proven to produce metals at regattas.  We are excited to have Lisa back coaching Brighton Novice for the 2012-13 season.

Modified Coach: Nicole Felluca

Nicki grew up in Canandaigua, NY. She began her rowing career at Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in 2003.  While at NSU, Nicki was named to the Division II All-American Team, Sunshine State Conference Rower of the Year and NSU Female Athlete of the Year. She currently serves as the Novice Women’s Coach at the University of Rochester, while also staying involved in the local rowing community coaching recreational and competitive rowers at the Genesee Rowing Club.  Since graduation, Nicki has spent time coaching the Brighton Varsity Girls and Naiades Oncology Rowing for Recovery Program.  She currently resides in Rochester, NY and is studying at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

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Weekly News: Week of August 27

LAND PARENT volunteer sign up:

REGATTA SIGN-UP – please watch for this in next weeks news.

Parents, please sign up for one or two time slots to be land parent during practice hours.  If everyone takes two slots, we should have this filled up quickly. Thank you for your volunteer time.  Without our volunteers, BRC would not exist.

Varsity Rowers Started on the water today.

Novice Rowers Start on September 4 (First Day of School)

Modified Rowers Start on September 10 (Mon/Wed only)

Beth Laffey is our registrar for 2012-13 season.  If you have questions, please contact Beth. email or call (585) 755-8086 (Beth)

Mail Paper Forms & Payment to:
Brighton Rowing Club
c/o Beth Laffey
85 Southern Parkway
Rochester, NY 14618


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Brighton Crew tent at the Brighton Farmers’ Market, Sunday, 8/26, 9-1

Join us on Sunday at the BHS parking lot to promote Brighton Crew to your neighbors!   We’ll set up the BRC tent and posters (maybe even an erg!), but need some parents and rowers to chat up the folks and provide info about the club.  Ideally, 2 rowers/2 adults per shift: 8:45-10, 10-11:30, 11:30-1). 

Let Stephanie Siegrist know when you’re available:, or check the SignUp at

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)