Philadelphia City Rowing teaches students to be more than excellent athletes by providing life lessons that can also transfer to the classroom.

Programs

Middle School Program Spring 2017

Philadelphia City Rowing is offering a FREE Middle School Program that introduces students in 7th and 8th grade to the sport of rowing. Students need to attend a Philadelphia Public or Charter school to participate the program.

The Middle School Program is 8 weeks long and practices Monday, Wednesday, 4:15-6:15 and Saturday 12-2. 

The program starts Monday, March 20th, and goes till Saturday, May 13th.

Practice is at Lloyd Hall, #1 Boathouse Row, and students will be getting out on the water during the program. Students will have a general introduction to fitness, nutrition, the sport of rowing both on and off the water. Enrollment is limited. This program is funded by a grant from Delaware Investments. Preference is given to students eligible for free or discounted lunch.

Swimming lessons will be offered to students that can’t demonstrate swimming proficiently. All students will need to demonstrate they can swim one lap, and tread water for one minute. All swimming will take place at Temple’s Pool.

  • Fill Out Application Online HERE 
  • Download and Print Application HERE

Registration for the Spring Program is closed.

Summer Learn to Row (Middle School)

Middle School Students entering 7th and 8th grade and attend a Philadelphia Public or Charter school who are interested in gaining exposure to rowing can do so by signing up for our FREE summer camp. Enroll in one of our two sessions for a general introduction to fitness, nutrition, and the sport of rowing. Participants will learn the basics around the boat yard and on the ergs (rowing machines) and have an opportunity to try rowing on the water. All participants will take a swim test. Those that need lessons will receive free lessons. 

Dates for 2017 Camp

(swim testing -TBD) 

Session 1: June 26- June 30 (Lloyd Hall, boatyard 9:30 am -12:30 pm) 

 

Session 2: July 24- July 28  (Lloyd Hall, boatyard 9:30 am -12:30 pm) 


  • Fill Out Registration Form Online HERE 
  • Download and Print Registration Form HERE 

 

Registration for ALL camps will begin MARCH 20TH

Summer Learn To Row (High School)

 

Rising freshmen, sophomores, or juniors enrolled in a Public or Charter High School in the Philadelphia School District can enroll in any one of our FREE 2 week session camps, Monday- Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Students learn the basics of rowing terminology, boat handling, and rowing technique. This is an excellent preparation for new rowers who wish to row competitively for PCR. All participants will take a swim test. Those that need lessons will receive free lessons. SWIM LESSONS AND SWIM TESTING DATES ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Dates for 2017 Camp

Session 1:July 10 - July 21 

Session 2: July 31 - August 11

Session 3: August 14 - August 25 

 

Registration Forms

  • Fill out Registration Form Online HERE
  • Download and Print Registration Form HERE

Registration for ALL camps will begin MARCH 20TH

Fall Season

A competitive season in which rowers participate in “head races”, which are between 3 and 4 miles long. Participants must be highly committed and attend practices Tuesdays through Saturday.

Student Handbook

Winter Training

3-day a week conditioning and strength training, taking place primarily on the indoor rowing machine.

Spring Season

A competitive season in which rowers participate in “sprints”, which are 1500 meters long. Participants must be highly committed and attend practices Monday through Saturday.

 

Student Handbook

Mentoring

A supportive program that pairs young athletes with highly qualified “rowing mentors” from the rowing community. The mentoring relationship is designed to help young people think about the lessons they are learning on the water and how to apply them to their daily life.

 

Team Mentoring Guide

Academics

A comprehensive academic program featuring small-group tutoring, SAT prep and college guidance. Study Skills Sessions will be offered to assist student-athletes in note taking, study habits and test taking.

Rowing is a sport that offers many college scholarships.  According to the NCAA, 1 in every 2 female rowers and 1 in every 6 male rowers get a scholarship to college.  Below is a helpful guide for high school juniors to review when preparing for college.

 

Updated Guide for Potential College Athletes