Competitive Youth Rowing

BOATS OF OPPORTUNITY”:  Be sure to watch this wonderful piece on the SLRC Juniors. It will air this September as part of HEC-TV’s “Behind the Minds” series.


 2018 Spring Tryouts for SLRC’s Competitive Youth Team!

No Experience Necessary!  Lots of College Scholarship Opportunities!

WHO:  Boys and Girls, 8th-11th graders.  Parents welcome!

WHEN:  Introductory Practice/Meeting will be on Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2-4PM at our Creve Coeur Lake boathouse (13777 Marine Ave, 63043).  Rain or shine!

Tryouts start on Monday Feb. 26th and run for 2 weeks (see Novice practice schedules below).

WHERE:  The St. Louis Rowing Club boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake.  13777 Marine Ave, 63043.

COST:  The Introductory Practice and 2-week tryouts are free!

WHAT TO WEAR:  Clothes you can exercise in and gym shoes.  If the weather is inclement, we will still hold practices inside boathouse.

QUESTIONS:  Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our coaches…

Head Coach Tim Franck 314-489-2017

Novice Girls:  Kerry Bryan

Novice Boys:  Trish Milla

NO Experience Needed!  Lots of college recruiting opportunites!

Novice Practice Schedules:  

Novice Boys:  M/Tu/Th/F 4-6pm, Sat 10-12pm, Sun 12-2pm, Wed is OFF

Novice Girls:  Mon-Fri 4-6pm, Sat 10-12, Sun is OFF.  



2013 Midwest Champions - SLRC Girls and Boys Varsity Fours

2013 Midwest Champions – SLRC Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity Fours




2013 National Champions - Varsity Boys Four

2013 National Champions – Varsity Boys Four

For more Information:

Contact Head Coach Tim Franck at 314-489-2017 or e-mail You may also visit our Parent Information page for more details about our Competitive Youth rowing program.

The SLRC Competitive Youth Program is made up of boys and girls from the Greater St. Louis area schools. The goals of the SLRC Youth Program are to:

  • Provide a competitive, fun, and safe rowing opportunity for St. Louis area students ages 13-18

  • Foster a life-long interest in rowing in the students who participate.

  • Participate and place in high-caliber regional and national rowing events, such as the Midwest Junior Championships and Youth Nationals.

Rowing is a year-round sport consisting of fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. Year-round participation is encouraged for serious athletes, although some of our rowers pursue other sports during one rowing season. Generally, students start rowing when school begins in September; however, kids can start in the winter and early spring as well.  Summer youth learn-to-row camps are offered for students wishing to start early.

 SLRC Varsity Girls' Four racing to victory at the 2012 Midwest Championships.SLRC Varsity Girls’ Four racing to victory at the 2012 Midwest Championships.



To help give you an idea about the costs associated with having a Novice rower in the Juniors program, please take a look at the Novice Rowers Costs 2015-16 Spring
Average cost per regatta is $225 depending on the number of rowers that attend and other variables.