The Swan Creek Rowing Club is named for the Swan Creek, a leading tributary flowing through Lambertville, New Jersey, to the Delaware River. Our club was founded in 1992 by individuals interested in promoting rowing in the area. Members are from diverse backgrounds and vary from novice rowers to those who have maintained a lifelong interest in rowing. While many gained their experience in college we also have a good amount who showed up for Learn to Row and stayed. We share a common bond in our love of the river.
Swan Creek Rowing Club is chartered to teach and promote rowing and water safety. Our basic aim is to teach rowing to anyone who wishes to learn. We provide a Rowing Program about rowing, handling equipment, and water safety for all new members. As a new member without rowing experience, you receive instruction on handling the boat, getting in and out of the boat, sculling and/or sweeping techniques, and safety on the water. Once you are checked out as qualified, you can row any time. Of course, during some unsafe weather and water conditions rowing is not permitted. The rowing season generally runs from April until November, depending on weather and river temperature.
Since the club’s inception we’ve added a winter indoor rowing competition and a rowing program for local youth. For members interested in competition, the club attends several regattas each year as a group, and individual members compete regularly in regattas throughout the region. We provide regular coaching opportunities for members who wish to improve their skills.