Month: May 2017

BRC News 5/31/17: National LTR Day; Summer Programs

  1. Congratulations to all BRC rowers, coaches and parents on a strong Spring 2017 season!  Keep up your training and stay fit for fall.  Best wishes to our graduating seniors:  Helen, Mikayla, Calista and Joe.
  2. Thank you, parents, for all of your work supporting the club!  Board members will be contacting you soon to take over the tasks from graduating parents.
  3. National Learn to Row Day/Open House:  tell your friends!  Saturday, June 3, 1:30-4:30PM.  A great opportunity for parents and friends to learn on the erg from our coaches, then go on-water in an 8+ with experienced rowers.  All BRC parents should try this!! Click Here to register at GRC’s site.
  4. Summer Rowing Programs: New for 2017, for new and experienced rowers, are all listed on the home page.  Links to register will be up soon!
  5. Fall Regatta Dates are posted
  6. Building BRC:
    1. Thanks to everyone who helped promote at TCMS!  Tell your friends and spread the word.  More teammates means easier car-pools and lower regatta fees 🙂
    2. Experienced rowers are needed to help out at LTR and fill the boats.  Please email Coach Bex if you’re interested.
    3. Downloadable flyer is on the home page; print some and post them around town, school, work, anywhere!
    4. Link to BRC on social media.
    5. 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 2017 Summer Learn-to-Row Program: for boys and girls entering grades 7-12 from throughout the Rochester Metro Area (any town, any school district).   

Lookig for a new sport?  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.

With BRC, everyone participates.  No bench-sitters, no cuts.  This spring, our boats earned 4 medals at NY State Championships, and competed at a National Championship regatta!

Learn rowing techniques and quickly progress 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.

  • Session 1:  June 26th -July 20th (4 weeks), Mon / Wed, 3:30-5:30pm.
    • Optional competition for all Session 1 participants at Onondaga LakeFest Regatta in Syracuse, Saturday, July 22nd
  • Session 2:  July 24th – Aug 17th(4 weeks), Mon / Wed, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Grades 7-12
  • $175.  For new members, includes t-shirt and $25 off Fall season fees if you keep rowing
  • Learn-to-Row:  Aug 21- Sept 1, Monday thru Friday, 3:30-5:30pm
    • To prepare for Novice Racing Team, if you choose to keep rowing in Fall and/or Spring 2018!
    • Kids must be >= age 13 by 12/31/17, per USRowing rules
    • $195, Includes t-shirt and $25 off Fall season fees if you keep rowing!.

Find more information at or

Or, contact your rowing neighbors, XXXXX at YYYYY.


Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 5/23/17: Success at Syracuse; Next: Nationals & Pittsford

  1. Thank you to all rowers, parents and coaches for another great day in Syracuse last weekend!   Congratulations to all medalists, and anyone who helped them earn it!
  2. TCMS Sports Assembly on Friday, May 26, 7:45-9AM is BRC’s most successful recruiting event for Summer and Fall season.  About 6-8+ enthusiastic BHS rowers needed, wearing BRC gear and medals, to chat up the rising 9th-graders.  Please contact so I know who’ll be there.  If you attend a non-Brighton school, please let me know how we can reach the kids in your district/school.
  3. SRAA National Championship Regatta, Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 for Girls 2x based on their finish at States.  These rowers and Coach AnnaMarie will miss Pittsford on Saturday, but will return for Sunday’s competition.
  4. Pittsford Regatta, Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Details available on the Regatta Page with link to race schedule.
    1. Practice on Friday will be at our boathouse, NOT in Pittsford, as in the past.
    2. Coaches will tell rowers when to arrive for racing on Saturday and Sunday.
    3. The SignUps are set up for the Pittsford Regatta and End of Season Party.
  5. End-of-Season Party on Sunday evening, 5/28, 5-7PM after the regatta at Siegrists’, 93 Southern Parkway.  Details and link to RSVP on the regatta page.  All Varsity, Novice and Modified rowers and families are welcome to celebrate our season and coaches, present paper-plate awards to teammates and send-off our seniors.
  6. Boathouse clean-up date Tuesday, 5/30.  Coaches will let you know.
  7. National Learn-to-Row Day June 3, 1:30-5:30PM.  Mark your calendar; details TBA.  Bring your friends!
  8. Exciting NEW Summer Rowing Programs this year for new and experienced rowers.  Details coming soon!
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 5/14/17: Success at States; Syracuse Next

  1. Excellent performances by all BRC crews against very strong competition in Saratoga Springs at NY State Championships last weekend!  Congratulations and thank you to all BRC rowers, parents, coaches for all of your hard work.
    1. Novice Boys 4+, Club Silver (and a great story to tell)
    2. Novice Girls 8+, Club Bronze
    3. Varsity Girls 4+, Club Gold
    4. Varsity Girls 2x, Scholastic Silver, and a bid to compete at Scholastic Nationals.  
  2. Syracuse Chargers Regatta, Saturday, May 20.  Details available on the Regatta Page.  Coaches will tell rowers what time to arrive, usually by 7:30AM.  Rowers will be either rigging boats or helping set up the BRC tent when they arrive.  Travel time from Rochester is a good 90 minutes by the time you park and walk to the site.  Spectators welcome: visit the SignUp and let us know how you will help out. There is no additional fee for this regatta; it’s included in registration for the season.
  3. TCMS Sports Assembly on Friday, May 26, 8-9AM is BRC’s most successful recruiting event.  About 6-8+ enthusiastic rowers needed, wearing BRC gear and medals, to chat up the rising 9th-graders.  More details about this, Summer Learn-to-Row Camps and National Learn-t0-Row Day on June 3 coming soon!
  4. Modified Rowers  have 4 more scheduled practices.  Because this spring’s weather has been so lousy, make-up practices are being planned.  Details TBA.
  5. Pittsford Regatta:  Sat/Sun, May 27-28.
  6. End-of-Season Picnic and Senior Send-off:  on Sunday May 28, 5-7PM at the Siegrist’s.  Rowers will present paper plate awards and honor the seniors.  Details TBA.
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 5/2/17: Buffalo Regatta Details

  1. John Bennett Regatta details have been updated, including lineups:  Click Here
  2. Weather prediction is mostly lousy…but count on the regatta/races to be held as scheduled.  There could be cancellations or delays, but organizers won’t know what conditions will be like until race time.  Bring warm clothes, an umbrella, mud boots and your patience!  Rowers should bring layers and extra dry clothes for the ride home.
  3. SignUp to contribute help or food items.


Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)