Competitive Youth Rowing

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

  • Provide a competitive, fun, and safe rowing opportunity for St. Louis area youth ages 13-18.
  • Compete at a high level in regional and national rowing events, such as the Midwest Junior Championships and Youth Nationals.
  • Foster a life-long interest in rowing with those who participate.

Rowing is a year-round sport consisting of Fall, Spring and Summer seasons. Year-round participation is encouraged.  Summer youth learn-to-row camps are offered for youth wishing to start as early as age 11.  

Attention Boys and Girls ages 13-16!

2019 Spring Tryout for SLRC’s Youth Novice Teams

No Experience Necessary!
Lots of College Recruiting Opportunities!

(OPTIONAL) Pre-Register HERE to save time!

View or Download the Flyer HERE.


  • Introductory Meeting / Practice:  Sunday, February 24th, 2:00-4:00pm.  Rain or shine!  Parents welcome!

  • Tryouts:  Will start Monday, February 25th and run for two (2) weeks.  Tryout/Practice schedule is Monday – Friday 4:00-6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm.  The minimum attendance required is at least 4 practices/week.

  • Note:  If you were unable to attend the Introductory Meeting/Practice on Sunday, please come to the start of tryouts on Monday or Tuesday.


  • Both the Introductory Meeting/Practice and tryouts will be held at the SLRC boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake…13777 Marine Avenue, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.


  • Boys and Girls ages 13-16 are invited to tryout for our Competitive Novice teams.  No experience needed!  Parents are welcome to attend the Introductory Meeting / Practice.

  • What to Wear?  Wear clothes you can exercise in and sneakers.  Bring sweats and/or a jacket if the weather is cooler.


  • The two-week tryouts are FREE! 

  • If selected and invited to join our Competitive Youth Program, membership dues the for applicable season and are available HERE.

Pre-Registration (OPTIONAL):

  • You can complete our pre-registration HERE.

  • Pre-registration is simply a convenience and not required for tryouts.  By pre-registering you are not committing to anything.


“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.

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.

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