Under 23 Intermediate Men’s Racing

Coach Coomes is looking for dedicated athletes who share in his excitement to establish Crescent as the place for competitive sculling in Philadelphia. Practice is daily at 5:45 a.m plus afternoons sessions.

Junior Men’s Racing

The men will train and race in two sculling divisions: Junior A (under 19 years of age) and Junior B (under 17 years of age).

Junior U19 practices will be daily Monday thru Saturday with additional practices on weeknights.

Junior U17 practices will be daily Monday thru Saturday with additional practices on weeknights.

Focus will be on sculling technique, rower conditioning and boat speed. We will compete in Schuylkill Navy Regatta, Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia Youth Regatta and competitive crews will compete at The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Sculling Development Program

This program is designed for high school students who desire to improve their technique. Rowers are beyond the novice level but do not have enough experience for the top racing teams. The program is tailored for advanced novice rowers but others wishing to maintain their physical condition and improve their sculling to better themselves for their own high school program are also welcome.

The program follows the same time frame as the junior programs – 6 days a week, with the exception being the program ends the week before the Canadian Henley.

Rowers will race in the Independence Day and Youth Regattas.

For additional information contact Casey Howshall at howshall@sas.upenn.edu

Novice Program

This program accepts young men and women who have never rowed to learn the fundamentals of sculling. Participants will become proficient at handling boats, rowing as a crew, and safely rowing a single on the river.

This is a great prep for those interested in rowing in high school and sweep rowers wishing to learn sculling. The program also accepts adults who are looking for additional coaching.

The Novice Program will meet Coach Ray D’Amico between 8 and 11 am Monday through Thursday. Program beings Monday June 27 and finishes Thursday July 28. Program will include opportunity to race in the Philadelphia Youth Regatta on July 23.


Important Documents

Summer 2016 Brochure Download

Summer 2016 Youth Rowing Application

Summer 2016 Sublet Information

US Rowing Waiver


  • Organizational meeting at boathouse for junior,
    novice and development program participants
    and parents on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7PM.
  • Final payment of fees dues June 1, 2016
  • Schuylkill Navy Regatta, June 18
  • Development program start 8 AM-June 27
  • Independence Day Regatta, July 1,2 and 3
  • Royal Canadian Henley selections July 20
  • Philadelphia Youth Regatta, July 23
  • Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, July 31 to August 7
  • Schuylkill Navy Run, November 24