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FEBRUARY 27  —  Introductory Practice for NEW Rowers!

        No Rowing Experience Needed!            2 Week FREE Trial!  

WHEN:  Saturday, February 27… Rain or shine!

Boys’ session: 2:00PM – 3:15PM
Girls’ Session: 3:45PM – 5:00PM  -FULL
Combined Boy’s and Girls Session – 5:20- 6:30 PM

WHO:  Boys and Girls ages 13-17 and one parent are welcome!  We ask that you limit participants to the interested rower and one adult per family so that we can accommodate as many interested rowers as possible within the gathering limit restriction.

WHERE:  The SLRC boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake.  13777 Marine Ave, 63043.

Pre-Registration:  Please use the link below to pre-register so that we can effectively manage social distancing/COVID protocols. In the event your rower does decide to join the team, an additional registration will NOT be required.  

Pre-Register here:    Register Here!

What to Wear:  Clothes you can exercise in and sneakers.  Please bring extra layers in case it’s colder!  

Tryouts:  The Spring 2021 tryouts for our Boys’ and Girls’ Competitive Novice teams will take place over the 2 weeks following the 2/27 Intro Practice.  More details will be given at the introductory practice and posted here.    

Practice Schedule:  The Novice Boys and Girls squads currently have the following practice schedule:  Wed 4:00PM-6PM,  Sat/Sun 2:30PM-5:30PM.

*Tryouts will follow the Novice practice schedule above. 

COST?:  The 2 week tryouts are FREE!  If your rower makes the team and decides to join, you’ll need to pay spring dues to continue.  Need-based financial aid is available. 

Covid Info:  Intro Practice will be held outside.  Masks required and please stay distanced.  

Coaches Contact:  If you can’t make it on Feb 27 or you have any other questions, please contact one of our coaches… 

Novice Girls:  CoachKerry@stlouisrowingclub.com  or 

Novice Boys:  CoachCharlie@stlouisrowingclub.com


NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMThe Middle School Program is designed  to teach rowers (ages 10 -13) the essentials of sweep rowing in a fun and engaging environment.   The program focuses on proper technique, rowing terminology and overall fitness.

If dates conflict with your Spring Break, please add your concerns in the form comments or email us registrar@stlouisrowingclub.com.  Additional questions? email communications@stlouisrowingclub.com.

Sign up here!!!


The SLRC Competitive Youth Rowing Program is made up of boys and girls from the Greater St. Louis area. The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide a competitive, fun, and safe rowing opportunity for St. Louis area youth ages 13-18.
  • Compete at a high level in regional and national rowing events, such as the Midwest Junior Championships and Youth Nationals.
  • Foster a life-long interest in rowing with those who participate.

Rowing is a year-round sport consisting of fall, spring and summer seasons. Year-round participation is encouraged.

Fall Season: Held Late August through January for varsity team members and fall try-outs through January for novice rowers. Practices are held indoors and on-the-water through late November. Indoor (erg only) practices are held beginning in late November.

Spring Season: Held from February through May/June for varsity and returning novice team members. Indoor (erg only) practice sessions are held during the month of February followed by practices indoors and on-the-water through late May or June (for members selected to compete at Junior Nationals). For new novice juniors joining in the spring, the season begins immediately following spring tryouts.

Coached Summer Program: Held from June to early July (after Nationals). Both current varsity and experienced novice team members are eligible to participate this optional summer rowing program. This season typically concludes after a mid-summer regatta.

Tryouts for our youth competitive novice teams are held in both the fall and spring (typically late September and late February) and are two-week sessions offered to potential rowers and coxswains (ages 13-16).  Tryouts are focused on evaluating potential rowers and coxswains for invitation to join the novice Juniors competitive team.  The session includes instruction on basic technique.  No experience is required.

Summer youth learn-to-row camps are for youth as early as age 10 and are offered in June, July and August of each year.  Summer camps are introductory two-week sessions of 10 classes designed to teach basic technique and rowing skills. While not a required prerequisite for novice Juniors tryouts, participation in these camps can help provide the experience and skills necessary for increased likelihood of success during tryouts. To register or for more information on our summer camps visit HERE.

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