Masters Program Informationan

Mercer Masters,

As we wrap up the Fall Season, it is time to start looking forward to the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons that are ahead of us. Included below is detailed information about the remainder of this year and plans for 2018. Please read everything below – I know it is lengthy, but this contains all the necessary information to help you plan through to August, 2018!


The Fall Boathouse Clean-up Day will be on the last day of fall practice, November 17, during the regular practice time. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

 WINTER 2017-2018 SEASON

Masters Pre-Winter Program

The Masters Pre-Winter training will run November 27 to December 19, 2017.

Pre-Winter training is open to competitive and development program participants.


Masters Winter Program

The Masters Winter Training Program will run from January 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018.

The Winter training program is open to competitive and development program participants.

Winter training this year will include both erg training and strength training. Over the past four years the juniors have worked with physical therapist and collegiate rower Kaitlin Jackson (see bio below) to supplement the aerobic training we do throughout the winter with endurance strength training. This year the Masters will also be working with Kaitlin. This program has been specifically designed and tailored by Kaitlin for rowers. Every exercise the group does will simulate/reinforce the movement patterns we use to move the boat, and each session will include dynamic warm-ups and post-workout stretching.   The erg sessions and strength training sessions will all take place at the boathouse.


Kaitlin Jackson Biography

  • Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 (Bachelor of Science); rowed there from 2004-2008
  • Graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2011, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Assistant coach for the University of Pittsburgh Crew team, 2008-2011
  • PT for RWJUH Somerset Sports Physical Therapy (working primarily with athletic population); currently studying to become a board certified sports specialist (SCS), to be completed in March
  • CrossFit Endurance trainer (strength and conditioning for endurance athletes)
  • Certified running coach (utilizing pose running technique)
  • Utilizes sport-specific training, strength work and mobility/recovery techniques in own training as well as with athletes
  • Competes in distance triathlon events and has completed two Ironman races


Erging – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Strength and Conditioning by Kaitlin Jackson – Tuesday and Thursday – Boathouse will not be open to erg on these days

Cost for Pre-Winter and  Winter 2017-2018

  • Pre Winter Training – $60.00
  • Winter Erg Training – $210-
  • Winter Strength Training – $150 – Strength and Conditioning (Paid directly to Kaitlin Jackson, payment details to follow)


Winter 2017-2018 Erg Racing


  •   February 4- Mainline Slide — Ardmore, PA
  •   TBA- Center City Slam- Philadelphia, PA
  •   February 17-18,2017 – World Indoor Rowing Championship – Alexandria, VA
  •   February 25- Crash B’s — Boston, MA
  •   March 11- Row for the Cure – Peddie School


To participate at Crash B’s and the World Indoor Rowing Championship, an athlete must compete in a previous indoor race during the season. Travel and event entry arrangements associated with the winter erg races is the responsibility of athletes interested in attending. If there are a significant number of athletes attending we will send coaching staff to assist.


Masters Mid-day Erg Cardio

January 2 – March 3, 2018

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Time TBA



The Spring Season for all programs (Competitive and Development) will run from March 12, 2018 to June 8, 2018. **

**The spring season start date is subject to change subject to ice on the lake and other weather conditions.

Cost for Spring 2018

  •   Competitive – $490
  •   Development – $350



The Summer Season for all programs (Competitive and Development) will run from June 12, 2018 to August 5, 2018. **


Summer 2018 Race Schedule

  •   Schuylkill Navy – Philadelphia – June 16, 2018
  •   Independence Day Regatta – Philadelphia – June 29 – July 1, 2018
  •   Carnegie Lake –  Princeton, NJ – July 14, 2018
  • Diamond State Regatta- DE- July 22nd

Cost for Summer 2018

  •   Competitive-  $490
  •   Development – $350

Summer Sculling Sessions: TBA


The Fall Season for all programs (Competitive and Development) will run from August 27, 2018 to November 16, 2018.

Cost for Fall 2018

  •   Competitive-  $490
  •   Development – $350

Fall 2018 Race Schedule

  • Head of the Housatonic- Shelton, CT
  • Navy Day- Philadelphia, PA
  • Head of the Charles- Boston, MA
  • Head of the Fish- Saratoga, NY