Any athlete from anywhere can join MRC! We offer both recreational camps and opportunities to race competitively locally and nationally. Our competitive teams are consistently ranked as some of the top in the Country. We strive to offer our rowers an exciting, fun and challenging environment where they can learn to row, grow their love of the sport and compete at the highest levels. Our rowers have graduated to row in collegiate programs across the country and internationally and have even gone on to win gold in the Olympics. We’re very proud of our past and hope you can be part of our future! If you have questions or are interested in receiving more information about our programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seasons and Programs
The sun is shining, school is out, and it's the best time to learn a new sport or improve your skills! Our experienced coaching staff, guest coaches from from around the world, and returning alumni are here to work with new athletes and those who want to hone their skills. We offer many different programs during the summer. They can include:
- Learn to Row
- Advanced LTR
- Small Boat
Contact us for what we are offering or "like us" on Facebook to see updates on what we offer. Registration for summer programs typically open in January-February.
Fall is a beautiful time to row. The season starts warm with rowers wearing tank tops and shorts, brings on the changing of colors on the Cooper River and finally ending with the potential for early snow. We offer both a competitive season and non-competitive classes.
Competitive Season: This is for returning and new to rowing 8th-12th graders who want to bond with teammates while learning about themselves and what they are capable of. The season starts in late August/early September and runs through mid-November. Practices are six days a week, afternoon and evening during the weekdays and mornings on Saturdays. The emphasis for Fall is learning and improving technique on the water. There will be racing!
Middle School Program: We will offer non-competitive classes for 6th-8th grade athletes who want to learn or improve their rowing technique. These classes will be held both on land and in the water. Love of the sport while learning is the focus.
Our Winter/Spring season is the busiest for MRC. We run both our Competitive season for 8th-12th grade along with our non-competitive camps for those in 6th-8th grade. Those in 8th grade can choose between the two.
Competitive: Starts first Monday of December and runs through mid-May. Practices are 6 days a week, in the afternoon/evening weekdays and morning on Saturdays. This is where our motto of Love, Trust, Hard Work really shines!
Three options for registering for our Competitive Program:
- Full Program (Winter/Spring): The vast majority of our athletes register for this program. This properly prepares them for the race season in the spring.
- Spring Only: This is for select athletes who are involved in a winter sport already and may not have the time to come to our winter training practices. We encourage these athletes to come to as many practices as possible during the winter to "check-in" with the coaches. Your athlete MUST be approved by the coaching staff to take this route. It is only for special circumstances. You must contact Harry Faunce @ email@example.com and explain why you want to register for this.
- Winter Only: If you have an athlete who participates in a Spring sport other than rowing but they want to get into great shape over the Winter break, then this is for them! Indoor crew practice is transformative and will help any athlete of any sport.
Middle School Program: For those new to the sport or who want to learn more about rowing, we offer camps during the winter and spring months, teaching both proper erg use, cross-training, and, of course, water time in the spring. The camps are typically once or twice a week for a series of weeks. They are great for anyone in 6th-8th grade.