Ready to Row? Not sure if you're ready to make a commitment during the school year? Is this a good fit?
Joining River City Crew at the high school level provides a healthy balance between athletics and academics.
While rowing down the river, teenagers develop teamwork, fitness, competitive skills and have tremendous fun!
River City Crew's scholastic rowing program is offered throughout the year, and is broken down into three sessions or seasons - spring, summer and fall.
Even though rowing is not a familiar sport to many new high school students, relatively few new River City Crew (RCC) members have ever rowed prior to joining our program. Many have never even seen rowing before.NOTE: Starting in the 2015 Spring Season new members to RCC without previous rowing experience can take spring or fall Learn-To-Row sessions. There are a limited number of LTR spaces. All others will be put on a waiting list and accepted only if there is room on the team.
RCC offers rowing programs for new & member participants every year in 8th through 12th grades. The team is a "competitive-level program" specifically designed for students who do not have a rowing program associated with their high school. During the fall and spring seasons, the team travels throughout Virginia to compete in several regattas against other high schools and clubs.
BEGINNING IN THE SPRING OF 2015, NEW MEMBERS OF RCC WHO DON'T HAVE PREVIOUS ROWING EXPERIENCE OR HAVE TAKEN OUR SUMMER LEARN-TO-ROW SESSIONS CAN TAKE SPRING LTR. There is limited LTR space available. Others will be put on a waiting list and admitted only if there is room on the team. 12th graders are not accepted w/o rowing experience. details
Send a signed copy of the SMS Acknowledgement Form with your Registration
All rowers and parents participating in RCC need to read the SMS and sign the form in the registration packet and return it with the registration. Without the SMS form on file, rowers will not be allowed to row with RCC. This only needs to be done one time.
Joining a club team at the high school level provides a healthy balance between athletics and academics. At River City Crew, we welcome newcomers as well as experienced rowers to the sport. With just a single two-week summer session of LTR, or full season LTR sessions, you are ready to join the team. details
NOTE: Partial scholarships are available to students with financial need.
The following handbook provides practical information, general guidelines and expectations about the River City Crew rowing program. Download
River City Crew rows out of Robious Landing Park.
River City Crew
River City Crew
c/o Tom O'Rourke,
556 Ice House Ct.,
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
Tom O'RourkeExecutive Director
& Head Coach