Alert: Cold Water

Even though it’s early May, the river water temperature dipped back below 60F degrees on April 29th and has remained there as of today, May 3rd. Please heed the “Blue Flag” conditions and these guidelines:

Rowers classified as Novice or Youth should adhere to the “Four Oars Rule”. If the combined water/ambient air temperature does not total 90F degrees or greater (with water temperature at least 45F degrees) a SCRC boat must use at least four oars to ensure a minimum of stability on the water.

Volunteer — USRowing Mid-Atlantic Junior Regional Qualifier

PNRA has a need for some volunteers this weekend at Mercer to help with the Regatta. They mostly need stakeboat holders, but there are other needs as well. If you’re interested please sign up at the link below. If you do sign up, please list your cell phone number as that is the number that will be used to notify you of any schedule changes. Details about what to do (if you sign up) will be sent out later this week via email.

Here’s the link:

This is a great opportunity to support youth rowing and give back for those that do this for us during our races.


Reminder: Boat Reservations

The rowing season is now in full swing. It’s important to reserve team boats (i.e., doubles thru eights) on the scheduling calendar found on the club website under the “Schedule” tab. There are very detailed instructions on that page for entering and checking reservations. If you have questions or run into problems please send an email to

Swan Creek in the World

At the Clemson Invitational this past weekend, Swan Creek Alum Mackenzie King sitting in bow of 2nd Varsity rowing for the #3 school in the country racing against the best of the best and pretty much winning the weekend!   Great job Mackenzie earning that seat!

Swan Creek Alum Mackenzie King at the Clemson Invitational (photo thanks to Alan Albanir)
Swan Creek Alum Mackenzie King at the Clemson Invitational (photo thanks to Alan Albanir)

Additional photos here

And, one of our favorite coxswains Lulu Herman is featured in this video about the US National Team… Nice job.
(Thanks to Dave Gallagher)

est. 1992