GSK picks PCR as Impact Award Winner

Philadelphia CIty Rowing was selected by GSK for the Impact Award.  This Award is given to recognize a program that is innovative, measured, partnered, accountable, community centered and transformative.  Check out the video 



Center City SLAM 2015
_UPDATE 15 FEBRUARY.... Congratulations to all!

Congrats to the many PCR Rowers who took part in the Center City Slam at the Drexel Armory on Valentine's Day 2015!

PCR rowers competed in every high school event as well as the Under 14 Middle School category. We had HS Novices; HS Lightweights; and HS Open Weights and were well represented in both the Girls and Guys Divisions.

Open House at 2700 W. Girard

This winter PCR signed a lease to secure indoor training space and an office/study area.  This newly acquired facility will allow PCR to offer greatly expanded academic support services, provide a permanent space for our winter training and middle school program, allow for additional family involvement, and finally give us a place to call home.

PCR Signs Lease for Indoor Space


PCR Receives Grant from YOUTHadelphia

PCR was awarded a $10,000 grant from YOUTHasdelphia to use towards our educational goals. PCR was one of 5 programs to receive the grant.  This grant was awarded fromt he Student Advisory Group that makes up the YOUTHadelphia Committee.

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PCR hosts Speaker August Leming

August Leming, the President of SOURCE Institute for Human Performance, is coming to speak to the PCR Rowers.  Dr Leming will speak to the rowers about the use of concentration and visualization.  He will share his 20 years of experience working with athletes to address the benefits and concerns of implementing the "power of attention" towards enhancing overall athletic performance.

PCR Offers Free Swim Lessons in January 2013

PCR in conjunction with SwimAmerica of Greater Philadelphia and William Penn Charter School, a member of USA Swimming Make-a-Splash program, will offer free swim lessons for any Philadelphia Public or Charter High School Student interested in participating in their Rowing Program.  The swim lessons will begin on Saturday, January 12, 2012 at Penn Charter Pool at 2:30PM.  Coaches and members of PCR will be present to take enrollment information.

PCR to race in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

PCR Rowers will all be racing in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on October 27th & 28th.  For many of our novice rowers, this will be their very first race.  The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta has brought thousands of athletes from the region and far beyond to Philadelphia for what is considered one of the best run, and most challenging head races, in the US. Its popularity caused regatta directors to expand the event to 2 full days.

"Backwards" the Movie to be a PCR Fundraiser


The movie "Backwards" was filmed in Philadelphia along our very own Boathouse Row, sharing the journey of one female rower's aspirations to achieve her dream of competing on the world stage as an Olympic rower. PCR has strong ties to the film: Tony Schneider, Chairman of PCR, served as the co-executive producer of the movie, and many of our PCR students were involved in the production and can be seen in various scenes throughout "Backwards."