Lizzie Simons started her rowing career sculling with the Niantic River Sculling Warthogs and started sweeping with East Lyme High School Rowing. She has been a competitive coxswain with the Blood Street Sculls Women’s Masters team in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She is a W.I.T.S. certified personal trainer and a Concept2/UCanRow2 certified indoor rowing instructor, and holds a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference coaching license. She comes to Row New York with five years of coaching experience at East Lyme High School and Blood Street Sculls in southeastern Connecticut. In her spare time she enjoys mountain biking, yoga, reading, hula-hooping, and cats.