Adult Summer Rowing League

The 2021 Adult Summer Rowing League will be limited to organized groups with at least 8 people. Specifically this would be geared toward companies or organizations looking for a fun way to connect outside the office. Or 8 friends who would like to try something new together!

Participants must be over the age of 18.

General Program Details:

  • Program will be run over an 8 week period, starting Tuesday, June 22 and ending Thursday, August 12
  • Each team is responsible for coming with at least 8 people to all sessions, or make prior arrangements with the coach if there are less than 8 people
  • There will be an experienced coxswain provided for each team/boat*
  • Each team will have a coach for the duration of the program
  • The program will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
  • Each team may choose up to 2 evenings per week to row
  • Cost of the program is $2000/team for the 8 week program

*Your team may provide a coxswain if the person has coxing experience

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I have never rowed before in my life, will I be at a major disadvantage?

NO – this is the perfect introduction to rowing for people who have never rowed. It’s also great for people who rowed a long time ago (maybe a semester in college way back when…) as well as people who are more experienced but just don’t have the time, energy, or commitment to row on a competitive team.

Q: Will the boat flip over?

Highly unlikely. While accidents do happen occasionally, it’s very rare for an 8 person rowing shell to flip or sink. The coaches are trained to recognize unsafe weather or water conditions and your boat will not go on the water in dangerous conditions (thunder/lightening or excessive wind).

Q: What can I do to prepare for the program?

Rowing is a mostly aerobic activity that utilizes the whole body – legs, torso/trunk, and arms. While we will not be doing highly strenuous or intense rowing (the emphasis is on fun here), you should have some very basic fitness and strength. (For example: the boats weigh approximately 200 pounds which dispersed over 8 people, equals about 25 pounds per person to carry.) PNRA is hosting an event at the Caspersen Rowing Center on June 9 for National Learn to Row Day which is a great opportunity to get a head start on the basics of rowing and get in a rowing shell before the program begins.

Q: Do I need to be a strong swimmer?

In the unlikely event that you end up out of the boat and in the water, you should know how to swim but the coach’s motor boat will immediately come to get you out of the water. You should be comfortable being in the water but you would not need to swim away from the rowing shell.

Q. What is the deadline to register and pay?

Please email Hilary ( if you are interested or have any questions. Deadline to pay is June 15.

Q: I am on vacation for part of the summer and will miss a few sessions, can I still be on a team?

Sure! Talk to your group’s organizer and see if there is someone who can sub in for you.

Q: How do I register and pay for the program?

To pay online, click the link below:

Team ($2000)

Or send a check made out to PNRA to:

Hilary Gehman
1 South Post Rd
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Have a question that is not answered above? Contact Events Manager Hilary Gehman at or 609-527-9108.