PHILADELPHIA GIRLS ROWING CLUB
The principal purposes of the Philadelphia Girls’ Rowing Club are to promote, stimulate, and support among women an interest in amateur rowing and other forms of athletics that are supplementary to this sport.
The unique focus of our organization is to provide a haven for women’s rowing into the next century by nurturing, coaching, and teaching women to grow.
The Philadelphia Girls’ Rowing Club offers the opportunity for women of all ages to participate in rowing and tap into their maximum potential as athletes. For many members, rowing is their first athletic pursuit. Learning to balance a 1-foot wide by 30-foot longboat on the Schuylkill River can seem an insurmountable challenge. To meet and overcome this challenge can be quite literally life-changing. Novice coaches are all familiar with the grin of a new rower getting “the feel of the water.”
A primary mission of the Philadelphia Girls’ Rowing Club is to ensure that all members develop the skills to feel confident on the river and safely participate in this athletic pursuit. Proficiency in the sport enhances the pleasure of rowing. To that end, the coaches, captain, and members mentor each other so that each rower develops the technical skills to feel successful in her efforts, which further drives her passion for rowing.