Nancy’s Farewell

This past Sunday at 7 pm Nancy Beadle’s family and boatmates gathered on the river for a farewell. Different people spoke about Nancy and her impact on their lives. But the choice of the site was due, primarily, to how much Nancy talked about the beauty and peace she found in rowing and I think they wanted to say their goodbyes to her where she was happy.

The ceremony was deliberately kept small at the express wishes of the family. There will be a boat naming ceremony in Nancy’s honor in the near future. Our hope is that the boat renaming will be an opportunity for all, at the club, who felt connected with Nancy to say their goodbyes.

(Thanks to Trish for some photos of the occasion.)


Schuylkill Navy Regatta 2017

Club Results:

  • Mens Masters Four, Flight 2,  (A. Albanir/D. Gallagher/J. Rahtz/B. Price/R. Price (Cox)),  1 of 5 <<< GOLD
  • Mens Masters Four B, (t. pytlar/B. Seaver/M. Craig/S. Platt/C. Seelig (Cox)), Flight 4, 2 of 5
  • Mens Masters Single (T. Pytlar), 1 of 5 <<< GOLD
  • Mens Masters Double (Dave, Alan), 3 of 6
  • Mens Masters Eight (D. Gallagher/R. Park/J. Rahtz/B. Price/B. Seaver/t. pytlar/M. Jezyk/B. King/C. Seelig (Cox)), 2 of 7
Mens Gold Medal 4+ at Schuylkill Navy Regatta 2017
Finish line photo of the Swan Creek Men’s 8+ crossing the line after Fairmount and in front of Capital, then New Haven, then another Fairmount boat; after handicaps were applied the order was New Haven 1st and Swan Creek 2nd, Schuylkill Navy Regatta 2017

Row2k Gallery:

Men’s Young 4+
Men’s Ancient 4+
8+ 1, 2
Dave & Al 1, 2, 3

Nancy Beadle’s Passing

I have some very sad news to share with you. Nancy Beadle passed away Tuesday night. We learned over the weekend that Nancy suffered some type of incident and was found unresponsive late Friday night and was hospitalized and in a coma from which she never recovered.

The Beadle family will have a small, private service per Nancy’s wishes. If we receive more information we will communicate it to you. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Beadle family
The club will honor Nancy and remember the positive impact she had on the club during a boat dedication ceremony. We will dedicate the Swift quad and name it Nancy. The club will communicate the date and time of the dedication. The timing will accommodate the schedule of the Beadle family so they can attend.

Nancy’s obituary here

Below is a picture of Nancy after she and her crew won their race at the Overpeck regatta.

Rowers Wanted – Tuesday Evenings and Sunday Mornings

Would You Like to Row on Tuesday Evenings or Sunday Mornings?

We are looking to establish some new regular rowing groups at Swan Creek. There is interest in Tuesday evening rows, rowing in quads or doubles, as well as Sunday mornings in an 8, possibly with a coach. This request is being initiated by participants in the past two years’ LTR programs but would welcome any members who would like to join in.

If you have a definite interest for Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings (including coxswains), please contact Jan Kelly ( with your interest and preferences. If another time slot appeals to you, please let us know that, as well.

Thank You!

est. 1992