Summer Program

Hello Parents,

Welcome to the Mercer Summer Program.  Some of the athletes have already begun, and others will be joining in on Monday.  We wanted to give you some information about what to expect during the summer season, and to ask for your help at our biggest regatta:  Club Nationals.

The summer practice schedule starts Monday, June 19:  1-3pm.  Some athletes are still in school this first week.  ***Please let your coaches know if you will be absent or late by filling out the Absentee Form on the website. ***

Small boat practice also starts Tuesday, June 20  5:45-7:00 AM for the boys and 5:45-7:00 PM for girls, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Registration link will be up soon.


We have three (3) regattas scheduled this season:  The Independence Day Regatta (IDR) June 30th-July 1st in Philadelphia; Club Nationals July 12th-16th in Cincinatti; and the Philadelphia Youth Regatta July 22nd in Philadelphia.  We will give you more detailed information on each regatta by the Tuesday before the event.


The big ask:  Club Nationals.  We are transporting athletes in vans, staying in a hotel, and competing in multiple events at both the U17 and U19 categories.  *** WE NEED CHAPERONES! ***  If you are interested in driving a van to Ohio that week (Monday July 10 – Sunday July 16), and being on hand to drive athletes to and from the course, help with meals, and be more involved in the day-to-day of Mercer Rowing, please let Jen Closser know:; (202) 360-8683 (cell).  Bonus:  you will be thanked and appreciated all day long!


We look forward to a fun and exciting summer of racing.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Parent Coordinators.




Jen Closser

Jeb Barkenbush

Helene Gallagher