skip navigation

ABOUT US

WELCOME TO ST ANDREW ROWING CLUB

Established in 1988, by the Georgia Tech rowing program, St. Andrew Rowing Club is a program dedicated to developing, instructing and training the best youth rowers in the metro Atlanta area. Our rowers excel both as athletes and as individuals. We continue to successfully compete at major regional and national USRowing championships, which has enabled a number of our rowers to earn scholarships and positions on the most prestigious collegiate rowing teams in the United States. St Andrew Rowing Club also provides athletes new to the sport with opportunities to join its novice and introductory sculling squads, as well as summer learn to row programs.

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 their 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.

Mission:

  • 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 for 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 competitive rower!  The video below was created by a SARC alum who is now rowing for the men's team at Princeton.