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.


Tryout for SLRC’s Competitive Youth Novice Teams!  

NO Experience Needed! 

Lots of college recruiting opportunites!

Introductory Practice/Meeting for NEW Rowers and Coxswains will be on Sunday, Sept. 17th, 2-4PM at the SLRC Boathouse (13777 Marine Ave., 63043)

  • WHO:  8th-11th grade Boys and Girls.

  • WHEN:  The Intro Practice/Meeting will be on Sunday, Sept. 17th, 2-4PM at the SLRC boathouse on Creve Coeur Lake.  

    TRYOUTS will start on Monday, 9/18 and run for 2 weeks (Mon-Fri 4-6PM, Sat 10-12).

    No pre-registration needed… just show up on 9/17 or 9/18!

  • WHERE:  The SLRC Boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake (13777 Marine Ave., 63043)

  • COST:  The Intro Practice and 2 week tryouts are FREE!

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



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.