Month: June 2016

BRC News 6/27/16: Register now for Summer Rowing Program!

Summer Rowing SunClick Here for info about BRC’s new Summer program for experienced Novice and Varsity rowers.  Click Here to Register!

Modified rowers who will be in 7th or 8th grade are encouraged to help with Learn-to-Row camps.  Click Here for LTR schedule (tell your friends to do it!!) More info coming soon.

Click Here to download our flyer.  Post it around town and encourage your friends to row!

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 6/12/16: News from Nationals; Summertime; Building BRC

  1. Congratulations to Girls Ltwt 4+ on their appearance at USRowing Youth National Championship on Mercer Lake, 6/10.  Windy weather (again!) caused changes to the racing schedule; a round of “repechage” qualifiers was cancelled to complete the regatta in 2 days instead of 3.  BRC placed 5th in their heat, but only top 4 progressed to semi’s.  Based on the heats, they were 15th of 22 finishers in the event, beating City Island (again!) and a team from Florida who edged them out at SRAA Nationals.  Brighton, Pittsford and Canisius were the only NY teams from west of the Capital Region competing at USRowing Nationals, among 178 clubs from all over the country.
  2. At SRAA National Championship Regatta on Dillon Lake, OH, 5/27-28:
    1. BRC Girls Ltwt 4+ progressed to the Grand Final where they placed 5th (of 15 entries in the event).  Boys Varsity 2x took 4th in their heat.
    2. This was the first year that BRC was eligible to compete at “Scholastic Nationals” after a rules change at States that allows qualified boats containing kids who all attend the same school, even if the club is comprised of kids from different schools.
    3. These are fantastic opportunities for BRC to race at national championship regattas next to powerhouse teams!  
  3. Congratulations and Bravo to BRC parents who came to National Learn-to-Row Day on 6/4 to experience an 8+ on the Genesee River!  Everyone returned to the dock, dry, with a new appreciation of their kids’ sport.  Well done!
  4. Summer Rowing Opportunities: BRC usually takes the summer off, but many kids are interested in more rowing.
    1. BRC Modified/High School Rowing Clinics?:  Board and coaches are working out the details; more info in the next week or so. Thanks for your patience. Please contact ASAP with your ideas and availability, and we’ll see what we can come up with.
    2. BRC Learn-to-Row:  tell your friends!  Four 2-week sessions in August.  See more info below.  Experienced rowers needed to help out at these events and fill the boats.  Please email Helen Siegrist at if you’re interested.
    3. This info sent in from other local programs:  Please make arrangements on your own or with teammates.
      1. University at Buffalo:  One-day UB Rowing Prospect clinic to be held next Saturday, June 18th in Buffalo.  Open to any girls, grades 9-12 (who have rowing experience).  Click Here to download the flyer.  Questions:, Kerri Ann Brace, Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, University at Buffalo Women’s Rowing
      2. Rochester Junior Rowing Club (thru Pittsford Crew):  6 week competitive program.  Contact Julia Evans
      3. Fairport Youth Skills Camp July 11-15, 9am-12noon.
  5. Building BRC:  more rowers means easier car-pools and lower regatta fees 🙂
    1. Download/Print the flyer you can post around town, school, work, anywhere!
    2. Link to BRC on social media.
    3. Just copy/paste the message below into the newsletter for your neighborhood association, club, etc…(add your contact info to the last line):


Brighton Rowing Club 2016 Summer Learn-to-Row Camps: for boys and girls entering grades 7-12 from throughout the Rochester Metro Area (any town, any school district).

2-week program, Monday-Friday, teaches rowing techniques and quickly progresses to rowing on the Genesee River and Erie Canal. No rowing/boating experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim.   All equipment is provided.

Rowing is a total-body workout that builds endurance, strength, balance, mental discipline and teamwork.   Excellent cross-training off-season from other sports; very low injury risk.

  • Session 1   August 1-12                         9-11 AM
  • Session 2   August 1-12                        3:45-5:45 PM
  • Session 3   Aug 22-Sept 2                   9-11 AM
  • Session 4   Aug 22-Sept 2                   3:45-5:45 PM

Fee: $195/2-week session.  $25 discount on the Fall season club registration if you keep rowing!   Looking for a new sport?  With BRC, everyone participates.  No bench-sitters, no cuts.  This spring, our boats earned 5 medals at NY State Championships, and are competing in 2 National Championship regattas!

Find more information at or

Or, contact your rowing neighbors, XXXXX at YYYYY.

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)