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If you're new to rowing, this is a big-picture glance at what the sport looks like throughout the year

Our youth rowing programs coencide with the academic calendar.  There are three defined seasons: fall - winter - spring.  We also offer a variety of summer camps that provide new rowers a chance to try the sport, and experienced rowers the opportunity to stay on the water.



5k race - time trial format

Fall rowing is similar to cross-country in that the races are longer than those in the spring.  Regattas have a time-trial format where one boat starts 20-30 seconds before another, and each boat races the clock.  Watching the colors change from the water is an amazing way to spend a few hours after school.


Indoor Rowing & Crosstraining

Rowing is a power-endurance sport.  Athletes not only need to be strong, but they must also develop incredible stamina for the spring racing.  We train indoors on rowing machines and also spend time developing body awareness and strength with weekly yoga sessions and weight training.


2k race - line up and go

If you've watched a rowing race, this is most likely the format you've seen.  The spring season is the sprint season.  Boats line up seven or eight wide, start at the same time, and race down the course.



Learn the FUNdamentals

Our homeschool program is for boys and girls ages 12-18. This is an introductory, noncompetitive class in which participants have an opportunity to try rowing in a fun and safe environment. Rowers take turns in every seat, including the coxswain seat, and get a taste of the amazing sport.  If a rower falls in love with the sport and decides to join our competitive team, the Homeschool Rec Rowing fee will be applied to the competitive team fee.

2019-2020 Seasonal Calendar

Fall | September 11 - October 30

Winter | January 8 - February 26

Spring | March 4 - May 22

Practice Schedule

1x Week 


Indoor 2:300 - 4:00pm

Outdoor 4:30-6:30pm

Program Fees

Fall $150

Winter $125

Spring $150



Learn to Train

We introduce the sport of rowing to our middle school athletes in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.  Our young athletes will spend most of their time learning how to scull with some sweep rowing. Sculling is the style of rowing where each athlete has two oars, sweep rowing refers to rowing where each athlete has one oar.  Athletes will learn proper rowing technique and progress through the sport with a focus on fun and team development.

2019-2020 Seasonal Calendar

Fall | August 27 - December 14

Winter | January 6 - February 28

Spring | March 3 - May 16

Practice Schedule

3x Week 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Indoor 4:30-6:00pm

Outdoor 4:30-6:30pm

Program Fees

Fall $400

Winter $225

Spring $309

*Regatta fees and uniforms billed separately



Train to Compete

Our Highschool team provides a great opportunity for athletes to be part of a fun and challenging training environment where they will develop as athletes and  individuals. We welcome multisport athletes, individuals can choose to row seasonally or year-round. Most of our time is spent in sculling boats, teaching small boat management and skill development.  Athletes will develop and pursue competitive goals as they compete throughout the Southeast.  

2019-2020 Seasonal Calendar

Fall | August 27 - December 14

Winter | January 6 - February 28

Spring | March 3 - May 16

Practice Schedule

5x Week 

Monday - Friday

Indoor 4:30-6:00pm

Outdoor 4:30-6:30pm

Spring Saturday 7:30-9:30am

*In the spring we will have Saturday morning practices on weekends when we're not racing

Regatta Schedule - Exact Dates Listed at Registration 

We typically attend 4-5 regattas in the fall

  • JAMR (June Alice Memorial Regatta) - Greensboro,NC

  • Head of the James - Midlothian,VA

  • Head of the Hooch - Chattanooga, TN

  • Head of the South - Augusta, GA

Rowers will have the opportunity to compete in an indoor rowing race during the winter

The spring season consists of 4-5 competitions

  • Clemson Sprints - Clemson, SC

  • NC Collegiate Scrimmage - High Point, NC

  • Dogwood Jr. Championship - Oak Ridge, TN

  • USRowing Southeast Regionals - Sarasota, FL

Program Fees

Fall $750

Winter $375

Spring $618

*Regatta fees and uniforms billed separately