History & Membership

Brighton Rowing Club (BRC), founded 1998, serves boys and girls grades 7-12 from Brighton, NY and neighboring communities without rowing programs of their own.  We provide instructional and competitive rowing programs in both sweep rowing and sculling on the Genesee River and Erie Canal.  No prior experience is necessary.

Rowers can participate in one or both of our seasons: fall and winter/spring.  We compete in 5 regattas each season.  Winter conditioning occurs on rowing machines and in fitness centers.

Our rowers have been recruited by, and have gone on to row at, Annapolis, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Delaware, Duquesne, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hobart, Princeton, St. Joe’s, Stanford, Trinity, Tulane,  University of Buffalo, University of Connecticut, Vassar, Villanova, William Smith, Wisconsin, Yale and other colleges.

BRC is a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization led by volunteers and  is not a school-funded sport; there is a fee for each season and for each regatta. Coaches are our only paid staff. Participant fees cover all coaching, facilities, equipment, and regatta costs. Private donations help us expand and improve.

If you have BRC photos or historical tidbits to share, please contact communications@brightoncrew.org