U23 Summer Program

The Mercer U23 Summer Rowing Program is a summer program for collegiate athletes looking to continue their physical and technical development outside of the college racing season.  The primary focus of the team will be training for Canadian Henley, August 6-11.  The program will be oriented primarily towards small boats.

This program is run by the Princeton National Rowing Association at the Caspersen Rowing Center, a United States Olympic Training Site.  This program is not affiliated with USRowing or the US National Teams.

2019 Program Dates:
June 24-August 12

Practice Schedule:
M-F 5:30-7:15 a.m.

Race Schedule:

14867869946_d21126864c_oCanadian Henley, August 6-11

Application Process:

Interested athletes should apply via the U23 Application Form.

Prospective Athlete Time Standards:

Men’s U23 – 2k Sub 6:50

Women’s U23 – 2k Sub 7:50

Athletes who do not meet the erg standards are still welcome to apply.


Matt Carlsen: Mercer Varsity Girls Head Coach, mcarlsen@rowpnra.org

Jamie Hamp: Mercer Varsity Boys Head Coach, jhamp@rowpnra.org

Program Fee: The program cost for the summer is $600.  This fee will include coaching, access to boathouse, and equipment.  Athletes will pay race entry fees on a per race basis.

Housing/Employment:  Please indicate on your application if you need help to arrange housing, or employment for the summer.  We have some summer coaching opportunities with our junior program, and novice summer camps, and we will work with the Mercer community to help athletes who seek employment beyond what we can offer.