For information on PNRA’s 2018 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: May 21st- July 22nd for those not going to Youth Nationals:

June 18th for those who compete at Youth Nationals; but have the option to start back June 13th- July 22nd, 2018

Tentative Practice Schedule:

May 21st- June 15th Monday – Friday 3:45- 6:15;
June 18th- July 22nd: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: $725.00 for those not going to Youth Nationals: $525.00 for those rowing at Youth Nationals

Junior A (Under 19) Program Overview:  The Junior A program is for athletes who are older than 16, but will not turn 19 in 2018.  This program will be focused on preparing to compete at the Club Nationals.

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.

Tentative Summer Racing Schedule:

IMG_0020Schuylkill Navy – Philadelphia – June 16, 2018

Independence Day Regatta – Philadelphia, PA – June 29 – July 1, 2018

Club Nationals  – Cooper River, Camden, NJ – July 11 – 15, 2018

Philly Youth Regatta – Philadelphia, PA – July 21, 2018


Coaches Contact:

Girls Head Coach: Matt Carlsen- 609-799-7100 x.102 mcarlsen@rowpnra.org

Boys Head Coach: Justin Ochal – 609-799-7100 x.101 – 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