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, 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 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 7:15 for 2000m
Under 19 Boys: Under 7:00 for 2000m

Summer Season Dates: June 24-August 12

Tentative Practice Schedule:

Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00pm

Summer Program Offerings:

Under 17 Program Overview:  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.

All athletes under the age of 17 should register for this program.  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.

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

Program Cost: $725

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.

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

Tentative Summer Racing Schedule:


Philly Youth – Philadelphia – June 20, 2019

Overpeck Regatta – Overpeck, NY – July 27, 2019

Canadian Henley – St. Catharines, Canada – August 6-11, 2019

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