Bruce Smith

Founder & CEO


Bruce Smith is the Founder and CEO of Hydrow, the leading connected rower that brings the on-water experience of rowing straight to your home. A lifelong entrepreneur, rower and coach, Bruce has dedicated his career to helping others experience the power of the sport at all levels. As a US National Team coach, he led the Lightweight Eight to a Bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships, and worked to create widespread access to rowing as the former Executive Director of Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI), Boston’s first public rowing club. Since its inception, CRI has provided education and training for more than 30,000 people, ranging from Olympians and Paralympians to novice and youth programs, and has become one of the world’s largest public boathouses and a model for similar programs nationally.

Bruce founded Hydrow to capture the unique experience of on-water rowing and make it universally accessible, helping people everywhere feel more connected to one another and live healthier lives on a daily basis. Hailing from Canada, Bruce makes his home in Cambridge, MA just blocks away from the Charles River.