For information on PNRA’s 2016 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 Casperesen Rowing Center.   These teams include Lawrenceville, Peddie, Hun, and the Mercer Juniors.

Due to space and coaching constraints, athletes who do not compete for these teams will be accepted through invitation only and must be able to meet a baseline erg standard.   If you are interested in joining us for the summer please fill out the form below.  Any further questions can be directed to Justin Ochal at jochal@rowpnra.org.

Outside Athlete Summer Request


Outside Athlete Erg Standards:

Junior B Girls: Under 8:00 for 2000m
Junior A Girls: Under 7:45 for 2000m
Junior B Boys: Under 7:00 for 2000m
Junior A Boys: Under 6:45 for 2000m

Summer Season Dates: June 20 – August 8, 2016

Tentative Practice Schedule: Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00pm

Summer Program Offerings:

Junior B (Under 17) Program Overview:  The Junior B program is for athletes who will not turn 17 during this calendar year.   Junior B athletes have their own 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.

All athletes under the age of 17 should register for this program.  Junior B athletes who have proven the ability to compete at the Junior A level will be brought up at the discretion of the head coach.

Junior B Prerequisite: At least one season of novice rowing.

Program Cost: $700.00

Junior A (Under 19) Program Overview:  The Junior A program is for athletes who are older than 16, but will not turn 19 in 2016.  This program will be focused on preparing to compete at the Club Nationals and Canadian Henley.

Junior A Prerequisite: At least two seasons (1 full year) of novice rowing.

Note for over 18 athletes: A 19 year old athlete can compete at the USRowing Club Nationals if they have just completed high school.  However, a 19 year old athlete must compete in the Under 23 events at Canadian Henley

Program Cost: $700

Tentative Summer Racing Schedule:

IMG_0020Independence Day Regatta – July 1st-3rd, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Youth Regatta – July 23rd, Philadelphia, PA

Canadian Henley – July 31st – August 7th, St. Catharines, Ontario Canada*

* Note: All athletes competing at the Canadian Henley must have a valid passport.


Coaches Contact:

Girls Head Coach: Steve Baranoski – 203-668-9380 – sbaranoski@rowpnra.org

Boys Head Coach: Justin Ochal – 215-520-1931 – jochal@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