Swan Creek Uniforms

Swan Creek Rowing uniforms for sale! If you are a youth team member or need a Swan Creek uniform, please order through this site link below by 9/7.

http://swancreekrowing.boathousegear.com/

USRowing Masters Nationals 2015 Results

Masters Nationals are being held on the Cooper River in Camden , NJ this Thurs (8/13) thru Sun (8/16). If you’re not racing stop by and cheer your Swan Creek teammates. It’s not often we get Masters Nationals hosted in our own backyard.

Resources:

  • Full heat sheets are posted here
  • Live results are here
  • General regatta info here
  • Live YouTube stream (afternoon finals only) here
  • Swan Creek trailer location here (for GPS use: 5300 N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109)

Sunday Results

  • Mens Ltwt E 2x Heat 2 (Bob and Mark), 5 of 5
  • Mens Club D 4+ Heat 1, 2 of 5 <<< advances to final
  • Mens Club D 4+ Final, 6 of 6

Saturday Results

  • Womens Open A 4+, 5 of 5
  • Mens Open D 4+, 5 of 6
  • Womens Club C 8+, 3 of 4
  • Mixed G 4x Heat 2 (Pat w/Passaic River), 1 of 3 <<< advances to final
  • Mixed G 4x  (Pat w/Passaic River), 1 of 5 <<< GOLD

Friday Results

  • Womens Open F 1x Heat 2 (Pat), 1 of 5 <<< advances to final
  • Mens Ltwt D 1x Heat 1 (Jerry), 4 of 4
  • Womens Open F 1x Final (Pat), 1 of 5 (1 of 15 for all heats<<< GOLD
  • Mens Open D 4- Heat 2, 1 of 4 <<< advances to final
  • Mens Open D 4- Final, 3 of 5 <<< BRONZE
  • Finals video stream here, Pat at 28 min in, Mens 4- at 4:08:06

Thursday Results:

  • Womens Open C 8+ Heat 1 (Stella w/Avalon), 5 of 5
  • Mixed E 4x Heat 2 (Stella w/Avalon), 5 of 5

The Medal Stand:

Pat Glover, National Champion in the Womens Open F Single. USRowing Masters Nationals in Camden, NJ, 8/14/2015
Pat Glover, National Champion in the Womens Open F Single AND Mixed G Quad,. USRowing Masters Nationals in Camden, NJ, 8/14-15/2015
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Mens Open 4- Bronze medalists at the USRowing Masters Nationals in Camden, NJ, 8/14/2015

USRowing’s Flickr gallery is here

SportGraphics Swan Creek pics start here

If anyone has any photos or links to galleries please forward them to swancreekrowing@gmail.com

2016 USRowing Masters National Championships will be held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.

Alert: Low Water

Please be aware that the water level is dropping. Watch your depth. What was deep enough on your last row may be too shallow today. In general:

  • Stay close to the center line of the river on the appropriate side for your direction of travel (Jersey upstream, Pennsy downstream).
  • Watch the rocky area jutting out by Swan Creek.
  • Move closer to the center line when passing Alexauken Creek, watch for traffic in the opposite direction.  Frequently only one boat can pass. (Think of it a a single lane bridge on a two-way road.)
  • Use the bridge openings on either side of the center pylon appropriate for your direction of travel. Row thru the center of the opening.

Update 8/10/2015 –  Travel through the Free Bridge:

It is critical that all Team Boats–eights, fours, quads–going up the river use the arch to the left of the center pylon (or third opening from PA) to go UP the River. The singles and doubles should use the opening to the right of the center pylon. And all boats should only use the first two openings from PA to go DOWN the river.

It is best to always use these openings no matter how high or low the river is. The habit will help to keep avoid hitting the bottom when the river is too low.

Please see the second page of the River Map

  • Above the toll bridge, traveling upstream on the Jersey side, stay as close as possible to the center line without crossing over to the Pennsy/downstream side.

It’s a good time to review the new Rower’s Map of the River (especially all of our new novices (and new coaches)!)

Last Youth Regatta – Philadelphia Youth Regatta 2015 and Senior Goodbyes

The last youth regatta of the season was the Philadelphia Youth Regatta last Saturday, the final regatta for many seniors now heading off for college :'(   and unfortunately for them this regatta grew quickly and had the largest field competing alongside us than in previous years.

Results were as follows:

  • Boys J16 8+   8th of 9
  • Boys J18 4+   11th of 26     Included senior Jack Darling, heading off to St Joes with a scholarship. Great ending to his SCRC career – thanks Jack!
  • Girls J18 4+   10th of 21     All juniors, one to watch next season.
  • Boys J16 4+    12th of 13
  • Girls J16 4+    5th of 16      Best result of the day! 3 of last years LTR, great job ladies.
  • Boys 8+          15th               Included seniors Jack Darling again.

Au revoir Rob Falk who is heading west to LAs Chapman University with a scholarship – thank you for all your work behind the scenes with the filming for the board and your input to the Youth Committee!

Michael Breed going off to University of Michigan, good luck ignoring all of those rowing clubs Mike!

Girls 8+          11th               Included senior Olivia Harrison who’s heading to Villanova, Coach Jack was welling up with pride. I think it was pride… good luck Olivia!

We also say goodbye to:

Mackenzie King – currently in Rio with the US Junior National team. Not a bad end to her SCRC career – and we’re taking full credit. She may have had some input I suppose. Heading to University of Virginia in Charlottesville with a scholarship.

Stephen Brown – plagued with random non-rowing related injuries his last year but now headed to University of Delaware with a presidential scholarship. Please wrap yourself in bubble-wrap every time you leave the building Stephen.

Sean Rickenbach – headed to James Madison University in Virginia to be excellent. We’ll miss you big guy!

Lauren Schuman – Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster is calling, a beautiful college. We’ll miss your positivity and kindness.

Max Wohl – heading off to Pitt. Good luck Max!

And finally a goodbye to Coach Jack Dienes who has been a coach for the youth program for 2 years now. His drive and commitment to the team is reflected in how the youth treat and respect him. He’s a great athlete himself (when not horribly horribly injured) and he showed the kids what it took, elevating keen athletes to another level with his insight and knowledge of collegiate level rowing. We will miss him incredibly and wish him the very best of luck during his PhD at University of Virginia.

Not a bad bunch. We will miss them all very much. Thank you for all your hard work over the years, come back to your Swan Creek family when you can. Blub blub.

Coach Min

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