Meet Olympic Gold Medalist, Anna Cummins

Meet Olympic Gold Medalist, Anna Cummins

Try Rowing: 10am to 1pm

Try Rowing: 10am to 1pm

Silver Medalist in the 1984 Olympics Coxswain for US Men's Four

Silver Medalist in the 1984 Olympics Coxswain for US Men's Four

Olympic Day - June 17th


Join LSRC as we host our first Olympic Day! Help us welcome two local Olympians and take part in any of our event sessions including boat safety checks, Try Rowing, and SUP. Celebrate Olympic Day with the Lake Stevens Community and LSRC!

Following are a list of the activities that will be offered.

Olympic Day: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Boat Safety Checks by the US Power Squadron: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Try Rowing with a short course row off: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Boathouse  Tours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Meet not one, but TWO Olympians! John Stillings & Anna Cummins: 11am - 2pm
  • Try SUP with Hydrology Stand Up Paddle and SUPyoga with Catalyst Paddleboard: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (minimum age 14)
SUP Lessons: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

SUP Lessons: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Try Rowing and SUP session space is limited. Please sign up for the session you are interested in and we will be in touch soon!

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Meet Anna Cummins

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Anna Cummins is an Olympic Silver and Gold medalist at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics and a three-time world rowing champion.  She won four NCAA national titles while rowing at the University of Washington and earned 12 Varsity letters at Bellevue’s Newport High School.  She was inducted into the UW Hall of Fame and the National Rowing Hall of Fame in 2014. 

The highlight of her career came at the 2008 Games in Beijing, where Cummins was the only American woman to race in two events (the pair and the eight).  In the eight, she and her teammates rowed away from the field to win the gold -- the first U.S. gold in the women's eight since 1984 and the first time ever with a race distance of 2,000 meters.  

After achieving her athletic goals, Anna and her husband, Everett native and Snohomish Hall of famer, Dr. Bob Cummins, also a World Champion rower, opened Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness in Bellevue in where they have Gold Medal Health as a goal for their patients and community.  The Cummins’ keep busy with their three girls and baby on the way.  

Meet John Stillings

Stillings was the coxswain of the U.S. men’s four with coxswain that won the silver medal in the men's coxed fours competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles with Edward IvesThomas KieferMichael Bach, and Gregory Springer.

One of the most successful coxswains in University of Washington history, Stillings guided the Huskies to two collegiate National Championships and its first and only Henley Royal Regatta Grand Challenge Cup victory in 1977, where the collegiate team defeated a heavily favored British National team.

Along the way to the Olympic Games, the Edmonds, Washington native and Husky Hall of Famer, won five U.S. club national championships and gold as the coxswain of the U.S. men’s eight-oared crew at the 1983 Pan American Games.

In a sport dominated by young athletes, Stillings accomplished a successful come-back to international rowing at the age of 48, winning the gold as coxswain of the U.S. men’s eight-oared crew at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic.

A leader in the worldwide Olympic movement, Stillings serves as president of the Washington State Chapter of the U.S. Olympians Association and is actively involved in connecting local Olympians with non-profit organizations throughout the state. Stillings is an accomplished painter with works on display with the Art of the Olympians.[1]

Stillings still competes in international masters rowing competitions. He is married to Olympic gold medalist and fellow University of Washington alumnus Betsy Beard-Stillings. The two make their home in Seattle and have two children.