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Philadelphia City Rowing empowers youth through the sport of rowing.

We provide academic services, nutrition education, and supportive mentoring within a highly structured athletic program, with the goal of helping young people reach their full potential, leading full, healthy lives.

News and Events

Summer Learn To Row Camps!

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Summer Learn To Row Enrollment is Now OPEN!

Camp Dates for 2021:

  • Session 1: June 21st to July 7th
  • Session 2: July 12th to July 23rd
  • Session 3: July 26th to August 8th
  • Session 4: August 9th to August 20th

10k Challenge

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#PCR10kChallenge

Throughout the month of April, PCR will be hosting our 3rd annual #PCR10kChallenge campaign. PCR student-athletes, coaches, volunteers, and board members will join together with a goal of rowing, erging, or running 5,000,000 meters and engaging 500 participants in the challenge. Every dollar raised will support PCR’s high-dosage sport-based youth development programs that work to empower students in the Philadelphia School District to reach their highest potential.

PCR Champion Award

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2020 PCR Champion Award

PCR is honored to present the 2020 John & Toby Hogan PCR Champion Award to Jasper Liu! This award is presented annually to an outstanding individual to honor the impact of their service and commitment to the PCR mission. Jasper is a PCR volunteer and an elite rower out of Vesper Boat Club. Since 2017, Jasper has shown an unwavering commitment to our program. Thank you Jasper for ALL you for our program!

Middle School Programs

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Middle School Programming

To keep our athletes and their families safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic, our middle school students participated in a HYBRID program last fall that included a mix of virtual and in-person, socially distant training. This spring we will return a small group of athletes to the water. 

If you're interested in rowing with PCR in the Spring of 2021, please contact george@philadelphiacityrowing.org.

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