O.K. all of you former collegiate rowers, we know you’re out there. Don’t tell us you don’t miss the stillness of the water in the morning and freedom of being out in a boat moving in perfect unison with your teammates. What are you waiting for? Grab your water bottle and get over here.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced adult rower, our Masters program has something for you. We have a great group of adult athletes looking to have fun while achieving goals for physical fitness, recreation and/or competition. Join us for a great time on the water, learning, working and competing at every level.
Q: What experience is needed to join Masters rowing?
A: Beginners are welcome and can choose to compete during events year-round or simply work on physical fitness.
Q: What age do you need to be?
A: Masters rowers can be any age from 21 to 80+! We have athletes on our team that range from their 20s to their 70s. Competitions match rowers according to age groups.
Q: Where and when does GMC practice?
A: We row on the Great Miami River in Hamilton, OH. Our schedule is available on our website under registration, but we generally row on the water early on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Saturday morning. Cardiorow (indoor workouts) are also scheduled one or two evenings per week each season.
Q: How many races do you have each season?
A: For Masters rowers, winter and spring are training seasons with summer and fall being racing seasons. The Masters team determines how many races to do each season, but they average about 3 or 4 per racing season. In the fall, races are 5K distance events with boats timed individually. The spring races are 2K sprints rowed in heats side by side with competitors.
Q: Does everyone have to compete?
A: No, absolutely not. If you just want to come for the recreation and physical fitness, that’s completely up to you.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: All cost information is available in the registration section of our website, but just come and row with us! If you get hooked like we are, you pay dues once you decide to stay in the program.