With the banks of the Charles river less than a mile from the College, Simmons women have enjoyed the city’s rich tradition of competitive rowing since 1978. RBC has been Simmons Crew’s home on the Charles River since 1999.
The Sharks race during the Fall and spring semesters, practicing out of the Riverside Boat Club during the warmer months and at the WilliamJ. Holmes Sports Center in the winter using Simmons Indoor rowing tanks, ergometers, spin room, pool and indoor track.
Simmons Is NCAA DIII school and the member of the NEWMAC. Their rowing team is coached by Nikolay Kurmakov (click link to find Nikolay’s bio) out of Riverside’s boathouse. Please visit Simmons’ rowing website for more information: http://athletics.simmons.edu/sports/wcrew/index
Brookline High School Rowing was founded originally around 1900, relapsed through the middle of the 20th century and came back into being around 1986. Brookline HS has been rowing out of Riverside Boat Club since 1986 and has a tradition of employing RBC elite athletes as coaches. During the spring season the team practices five to six days a week at RBC and often travels to Lowell or Worcester for weekend races.
Brookline consistently ranks in the top MPSRA (Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association) programs as well as being competitive within NEIRA (New England Interscholastic Rowing Association) league. Over the past five years Brookline has brought eleven crews to the USRowing Youth National Championships, half of which have made the grand final in their event.
Please visit the Brookline rowing website for more information: http://www.brooklinerowing.org/