History of the Club

Since its formation in 1988, Saint Andrew Rowing Club has blossomed from a crew of a founding faithful few to become a highly regarded team of 100+ student athletes.  Our crews are consistently competitive regionally and nationally.


We welcome all athletes regardless of ability or experience.  If you are willing to show up and work hard, there is a place for you and a way you can help fulfill the Saint Andrew Rowing Club vision-Traditions of Excellence.



  • We build lifetime rowers who enjoy a shared sense of community and spirit of competition.
  • We lead the advancement of rowing in the southeast region.
  • We utilize the sport of rowing as a tool for mentoring our members on the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment and excellence.
  • We study, teach and model effective habits through sound training methods (e.g., general fitness and nutrition).
  • We challenge ourselves and each other to learn, adapt and improve; we are constantly striving for peak performance.
  • We measure success not by the number of races won, but by how closely we perform to our ultimate potential...as individuals, as a boat, as a squad and as a team.

In everything we do, both on and off the water, we aim to excel...to continue old and begin new...traditions of excellence.


Core Values:

Excellence-be your best in all things at all times and be better the next time


Teamwork-demonstrate an eagerness to increase the team's potential


Community-support the environment that supports us


Competition-enjoy the journey of training for and completing each race with no regrets


Commitment-choose and pursue individual and team goals, refusing to give up on oneself or teammates


Leadership-teach and mentor others while being a model for success


Sportsmanship-respect of oneself, teammates, coaches, club supporters and competitors


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....

Sweep Rowing

This program is for you if you are interested in rigorous training and competing, coupled with the fun and camaradarie of the ultimate team sport!  Although some younger athletes are accepted, this program is geared toward 9th-12th grade boys and girls.  No rowing background is required; however, prior athletic experience is a positive.


We have two groups:  

  • A Novice squad for beginners or athletes with less than one year of rowing experience.
  • A Varsity squad for those athletes completing two seasons of competitive rowing.


Both squads also participate in sculling as training schedules permit.

Introduction to Sculling

This program is for those who wish to learn the basics of sculling in team boats while working on conditioning and core strength training.  Typically three types of athletes participate in this program:

  • Middle school athletes who love the sport and anxiously await joining crew once they are older
  • High school athletes who love the sport but cannot quite meet the attendance requirement for crew
  • Anyone looking for a more laid back approach to learning the sport.

By improving general fitness and flexibility, introductory sculling is a great foundation for those interested in competitive crew in the future.

Learn To Row

Learn To Row Summer Camp is offered for rowers from the 6th thru the 12th grades to those wishing to learn the sport of rowing.  Camps are one week long, with either a morning or evening session.  You may wish to participate in multiple weeks to maximize your experience or participate in weeks 4 or 5 which is a more advanced curriculum.  While the beginner lessons are still offered for newbies, advanced rowers can hone their skills and athleticism.


We highly recommend that your athlete sign up for at least two sessions to see what crew is all about.  Please click on the Summer Programs tab for more specific information for the summer season.

2019 Event Calendar 




8/5 - Pre Season Conditioning

8/10 - Boathouse Clean up

8/12 - Board Meeting

8/17 - Registration and Open House

8/19 - Novice/Varsity Practice Begins 

8/24 - Bring a Friend to Row Day

8/27 - Comp Intro Practice Begins




9/9 - Board Meeting

-9/10 - Intro Practice Begins

9/14 - Mandatory Breakfast Meeting




10/7 - Board Meeting

10/11-12 - Music City Regatta

10/18-20 - Head of the Charles




11/1-3 - Head of the Hooch

11/8-9 - Head of the South

11/11 - Board Meeting

11/14 - Last Day of Practice

11/15 - Team Bonfire

11/25-29 - Thanksgiving Break


Text SARC1988 to 84483 to receive alerts from St Andrew Rowing Club.

Where to Find Us

675 Riverside Road

Roswell, GA  30075


Information Hotline:

770-676-CREW (2739)


Email: coach@standrewrowing.com

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