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Enrollment for Fall 2022 is now OPEN! Please CLICK HERE to sign up! 

This session will run from September 19th to October 20th. Enrollment will close on 8/31 and acceptances will be announced shortly thereafter. Please remember space is limited. 

Young boy wearing life jacket holding a microphone to call commands to rowers

Philadelphia City Rowing offers a FREE Middle School Program that introduces students in 7th and 8th grade to the sport of rowing. Students must attend a Philadelphia Public or Charter school to participate in the program.

Due to river dredging this fall, practice locations have changed. All practices are from 4:15 to 6:15 pm. Mondays are land-based practiced and will take place at at Lloyd Hall, #1 Boathouse Row. Tuesday, and Thursday practice will be on the water sessions and will take place at PCR temporary home on west side of the river - 1233 MLK Jr Blvd (or put "Dragon Boat Dock" into your phone's GPS). Students will learn about rowing through both on-the-water and land workouts. In addition, PCR provides a general introduction to fitness, nutrition education, and environmental education.

Swim lessons (when pool time is available) will be on Saturdays from 1-2 pm and are tentatively scheduled for September and October but will be based on our ability to secure pool time from one of our program partners. Life jackets will be provided for anyone who needs to improve their swimming skills. Further details will be provided once we get closer to that time.

Questions about the Middle School Program? Contact George at