Spotlight on ... Nick Garratt
We are fortunate to have one of Australia's most experienced rowing coaches leading Mosman's Coaching team.
Nick Garratt has been coaching at a State, National and International level since 1988 and has a long and distinguished track record of success.
Starting as Head Coach at Haberfield [now UTS) in 1988, Nick went on to become Talent ID Coach at the WA Institute of Sport in 1995 and WA team coach in 2001. He brought unprecedented success for Western Australia at all levels including first Australian Under 23 Eight, Junior Quad, Junior single scull, Junior women's single scull, to name a few.
In addition to his WA duties, Nick commenced coaching national crews from 1995. In 1996, two national crews coached by Nick won gold medals in the World Championships at Strathclyde. Nick coached three national crews in 1997, including our own Peter Hardcastle (PH) in the Under 23 Quad in Milan. In 1998 Nick coached three national crews and became Senior Coach of the WA Institute of Sport, this time taking the Under 23 Men's Quad to Gold in Greece.
In 1999 Nick secured WA's first win in the Kings Cup Men's Eight in 26 years. He also took the men's quad to a Bronze medal in St Catherine's, Canada - Australia's first ever men's quad scull medal at World Championships. In 2000 he had 5 athletes selected into the national team and 2 into the Olympics, and again coached the national men's quad to 4th place in the Sydney Olympics.
From his first year in WA in 1992, Nick placed 3 athletes in the national junior, Under 23 or senior teams, rising every year until he departed in 2001 with 20 athletes.
In 2001 Nick took up the position of senior coach at the NSW Institute of Sport and coached three national crews with success at Henley and World Championships. In 2002 he coached Tom Laurich and Robert Jahrling to a Bronze medal in the World Championships in Seville (Australia's men's only medal at for 2002). In 2003 Nick had a further 2 national crews win Silver medals. In 2004 Nick had 3 athletes selected in the Olympic team. Of the 45 athletes in the 2004 Australian Olympic Rowing Team, Nick has personally coached 25 of them.
Under Nick's careful guidance, Mosman Rowing Club is now rated as one of the top training centres in NSW and Australia.