Welcome to Saint Andrew Rowing Club A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth rowing in the Metro Atlanta area.

Regatta Event Schedules for this weekend

Tail of the Tiger - Clemson, SC

This is a new event for our club, and the first event of the year for our Middle School Competitive Squad.

Bus departure is at 4:15am, so be sure to arrive by 4:00am!  Middle schoolers will be travelling by car.


SA heat sheet / event schedule can be found here.  As always, times (and boat lineups) are subject to change.


For those of you who don't get seasick, and want to an appreciation for just how far our rowers travel, here is a video of the course:

Don't panic, the 10/15 date refers to the 2011 regatta



2014 Head of the Charles - Cambridge, MA

SA has two entries in the Head of the Charles this year:


Sunday, October 19, 2014
Event#    Time*            Code               Event
34           9:13 AM        M YOUTH 4+    Men's Youth Fours
    St. Andrew Rowing Club (A)
    M. Brown/D. Tanasijevich/N. LaBouff/J. Stockert (M. Childress)
35           10:08 AM      M YOUTH 8+    Men's Youth Eights
    St. Andrew Rowing Club (A)    
    C. Gillon/D. FitzPatrick/M. Shaffer/A. Wright/A. Smith/W. Rieger/J. Peacock/H. Smith (S. Leftwich)

Times are subject to change.  Updated schedule can be found here


The Head of the Charles can be streamed online too!  Cheer on the SA men from your living room!


Volunteer links for the season posted now

The volunteer needs for this season have been determined.  Please review the "Volunteer" tab for a detailed description of the needs.  Sign-Up Genius links are below.  There are plenty of opportunities for all families to fulfill their requirement for 12 volunteer hours!


Sign-Up Genius Link for Chattanooga Head Race (Oct 11)

Sign-Up Genius Link for Tail of the Tiger, Clemson SC (Oct 18)

Sign-Up Genius Link for Head of the Hooch, Chattanooga, TN (Nov 1-2)


Sign-Up Genius Link for ongoing non-regatta duties



Alpharetta rower wins national title

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A member of the Saint Andrew Rowing Club placed first in her age group at a recent major competition.

Isabel Castro won the 4-minute row for 12- and 13-year-old women at the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship in Boston last weekend. She rowed 1,011 meters in those four minutes, beating the second-place finisher by 60 meters. See the results.

The 7th grader has competed in a number of regional and national rowing competitions, earning American and world records in her age group in the process.

Castro lives in Alpharetta and attends Piney Grove Middle School in Cumming.

Learn more about the Saint Andrew Rowing Club at standrewrowing.com.



 A dream came true todayToday on NCAA national signing day, surrounded by her family and coaches Erin Hayes signed her scholarship national letter of intent to be a coxswain for the University of Alabama women's rowing team.

Congratulations to Roswell senior Sarah Podwojski as she signs scholarship national letter of intent for the University of Louisville! Way to go Sarah!!

Congratulations are in order for Marist Senior Devon Erickson as she signs her scholarship national letter of intent for the University of Texas Women's Rowing Team. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!


SARC rowers are off next year to row at Stanford University, University of Alabama, University of Washington and Southern Methodist University.

Congratulations to SARC Alum AND SARC Coach Sean Gibel!  Sean earned a spot (stroke seat)  on the US National senior men's lightweight 8 and will be competing in the 2013 Senior World Championships this year in South Korea.  


Way to go Sean! 




Congratulations to SARC's Women's Quad for taking First place in the "C" Finals at the 2013 USRowing Youth Nationals in Oakridge, TN.  WAY TO GO LADIES!!!

Congrats to SARC Alumna Adrian Edmonds (senior at Bucknell University) for being honored as a light-weight ALL AMERICAN!




Way to go Adrian!

(photo credit Bucknell University)

Congratulations to SARC Alum Liz Kantak and West Virginia University freshman rower for being named the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Year.


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Way to go Liz!

(photo credit WVU)

SARC senior Jennifer Parker (pictured center) signs with the University of Alabama Crew.  Way to go Jen!

SARC senior Julia Neppl (pictured center) signs with Southern Methodist University Crew.  Way to go!

Congratulations to SARC Alum and current University of Wisconsin Lightweight Women's Crew member Jennifer Kish for helping to spearhead the "Row for Ronald" ergathon which raised over $2,000 in its first year for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Check out this link for  more information:  http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/give-back/spec-rel/031213aab.html

CONGRATULATIONS to SARC Alum and current University of Washington Crew member Stephen Podwojski for being named to Rowing Magazine's "Top 20 Under 20: Rowing's Next Generation" List in the November 2012 Issue.  Way to go Stephen!

Check out our Varsity Men's centerfold on Pages 20-21 of the December 2012 Rowing magazine!

What is Rowing All About Anyway?

Why is rowing such an exclusive sport?  Because not just anyone can rise to the level of performance required to be a competition rower!  Thanks to an SARC alum (now rowing for lightweight men's at Princeton) who is creative with videography, the video below is presented to you....