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.

Fall 2018 Tryouts for SLRC’s Competitive Youth Novice Teams!

No Experience Necessary!      Lots of College Recruiting Opportunities!

  • WHEN:  If you were unable to attend the Intro Practice on 9/16, please come to the start of tryouts on Monday or Tuesday.  Tryouts will start on Monday, Sept. 17 and run for 2 weeks.  Tryout/Practice schedule is Mon-Fri 4-6PM and Sat 10-12.  The minimum attendance required is at least 4 practices/week.  

  • WHERE:  The Introductory Practice, Tryouts, and all other practices will take place at the SLRC boathouse at Creve Ceour Lake…13777 Marine Avenue, 63043.

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

  • COST:  The 2 week Tryouts are FREE!

  • QUESTIONS:  Please contact Head Coach Tim Franck at 314-489-2017  or 

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.