MRC congratulates Gold Medal Olympian Lauren Schmetterling
What inspired you to go to your first rowing practice; was there anything memorable about it?
My mom encouraged me to go to my first rowing practice in high school because I was tall and strong, and I ended up rowing for Moorestown Rowing Club for four years. We erged out of a teammate's garage in the winter, and the boats were kept outside all year, inside a barbed wire fence. Now, they have a beautiful boathouse; they've also come a long way in recent years.
Moorestown Crew is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation that is parent-sponsored to provide training and competition in the sport of rowing for students of Moorestown High School in Moorestown, New Jersey. Unfortunately, we are only able to serve students from Moorestown High School with our fall and spring racing teams. Our summer programs are open to everyone.
We are dedicated to the philosophy that all Moorestown High School students who are interested in rowing with us have the opportunity to do so, regardless of ability to pay. Anyone who wishes to row but feels the cost of doing so would be a financial hardship should contact the club's
MRC, PO Box 184, Moorestown, NJ 08057
All information, logo, promotional items and content of the www.moorestowncrew.org website are the property of Moorestown Rowing Club and are not to be duplicated or used without the express permission of the Moorestown Rowing Club
Navy Day Info 10/13/2016 Team,
Saturday is the Navy Day regatta on the Schuylkill River....
Boathouse Parking 10/13/2016 Team,
Below is an email I received from the boathouse staff this...
Off Today, 10/10 10/10/2016 Just a reminder that we are OFF today. See you tomorrow to unload...
Saturday is the Navy Day regatta on the Schuylkill River. We'll be in our normal spot by the St. Joe's Boathouse with our trailer in the lot just upriver and our parents tent on the banks a little downriver.
This is a big regatta and it's going to be crowded. Hopefully a few of the colleges will have cleared out by the time we get there, but be prepared for close-quarters and a bunch of traffic.
You are to report to our trailer 2 hours prior to your scheduled race time. You will know by Friday which crew you are racing with. For the girls this doesn't matter much since you're both in the same race but for the boys the times differ a bit so please check with your athletes so you can get them there on time.
Below is an email I received from the boathouse staff this morning.
The coaches and I strive to have our athletes treat the facility and all staff with respect and I'm hopeful that the parents are backing up that effort by showing the same respect to the Park Ambassadors who are assigned to work from time to time. To be clear, there is no indication that you aren't - This could be parents from another club (probably Eustace hahaha,) I'm just passing it along and pleading with you to assure that Moorestown continues to have an untarnished image as a good neighbor at the boathouse.
I received a call from the Park Ambassadors last night updating me on the treatment some of the parents gave him. Parents were rude, disrespectful, and offensive for him doing his job of not letting people park in the lot to pick up their kids. Please remind your parents that this is a dual function building and when a paying event rents the second floor they have first priority to the parking lot for their guests. The Ambassadors are doing their job and parents should be respectful of that and wait in another location to pick up their kids. Remember, they are athletes so they should be able to walk to another location to get picked up and do not need door to door service.
I was disappointed to receive this call as it reflects poorly on the rowing community.