For information on PNRA’s 2019 Novice Summer Rowing Camps click here

Summer Sweep Program Overview:

2013 MJRC LWTW8The Mercer Competitive Summer Program is open to all athletes who compete for teams based out of the Caspersen Rowing Center.   These teams include Lawrenceville, Peddie, Hun, and the Mercer Juniors.

Due to space and coaching constraints, we ask that all athletes who do not compete for these teams apply via the link below. We prefer that you hit a baseline erg standard, but do not allow these numbers to keep you from applying! They will only be used if necessary, and in past years we almost always are able to accommodate all athletes who apply. Any further questions can be directed to Hilary Gehman at hgehman@rowpnra.org.

Outside Athlete Summer Request


Outside Athlete Erg Standards:

Under 17 Girls: Under 8:00 for 2000m
Under 19 Girls: Under 7:45 for 2000m
Under 17 Boys: Under 7:20 for 2000m
Under 19 Boys: Under 7:00 for 2000m

Summer Season Dates: June 24-August 12

Summer Racing Schedule:

Philly Youth – Philadelphia – July 20, 2019

Overpeck Regatta – Overpeck, NY – July 27, 2019

Canadian Henley – St. Catharines, Ontario – August 6-11, 2019 (select athletes only, anticipating 24 athletes 4 coxswains per team)

Practice Schedule:

Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00 pm

Summer Program Offerings:

While the boys and girls each have one summer team, they are loosely split into the following groups, based on development, experience, and age. Both programs will train together, attend the same races, have the same coaching staff, and cost $750 for the summer.

Under 17 Program:  Athletes who will not turn 17 during this calendar year are in this category. There are separate categories for racing, and this program will take a more developmental approach towards training.  This program is ideal for athletes coming off of their novice year as well as athletes completing their first year as a varsity member. Any athletes who have proven the ability to compete at the Under 19 level will be brought up at the discretion of the head coach. The current plan is for the top U17 8 from each program to travel and compete at Canadian Henley.

Under 17 prerequisite: At least one season of novice rowing.

Under 19 Program Overview:  This program is for athletes who are older than 16, but will not turn 19 in the calendar year.  This program will be focused on preparing to compete at Canadian Henley and will be more competitive than the U17 program. This program will focus more on training and race preparation than the U17 program. We currently anticipate the top 2 U19 8s from each program  to travel and compete at Canadian Henley.

Under 19 prerequisite: At least two seasons (1 full year) of rowing.

Coaches Contact:

Girls Head Coach: Matt Carlsen-  mcarlsen@rowpnra.org

Boys Head Coach: Jamie Hamp – jhamp@rowpnra.org

Summer Required Documents:

IMG_0167All documents need to be mailed, faxed, or handed in to the PNRA office by the first day of practice.   Athletes who have already handed these documents in within the 12 months of the program start date, do NOT need to hand them in again.

Swim Test Form

(Note: we only need one swim test on file for each athlete. If you have participated in one of our programs and already handed in the swim test you do not need to perform another.)

Mercer Junior Code of Conduct

Medical History Form

Financial Assistance:  Rowing is an expensive sport, and we do not want financial considerations to keep athletes from participating.  For these situations we do have a small amount of aid available.  To apply please fill out and mail the form linked below.  All information is confidential.

Financial Assistance Form