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Rowing emblem with oars and shield


When you say “yes” to crew, you say “yes” to a lot of things. Unexpected things, physical challenges, and mental obstacles. Your hands won’t ever be the same, and you’ll get way too comfortable in spandex; you’ll go head-to-head with the erg, and you may not always come out on top. But stick with me here, because when you say yes to crew, you say yes to an incredible opportunity that will shift your way of thinking and alter your approach to life.“
                                                    Maura McKenna ’12, La Salle Women’s Varsity Rowing team

Crew Facts

  • Crew is the oldest contested collegiate sport.
  • 147 NCAA women's rowing teams combined for the DI, DII, and DIII levels.
  • In one survey of 4,000 who rowed on high school teams, there were over 2,000 athletic scholarships available for them; a remarkable 2:1 ratio of athlete to scholarship.
  • The average number of scholarships awarded per NCAA Division I Women's team may average as many as 39.

Crew Program News

Leading the Monarch Crew team will be the Executive Head Crew Coach, Mr. Bill Ernst. Currently, Mr. Ernst serves as the Head Varsity Coach for the LaSalle College High School Crew team, and he looks forward to building a strong, leading program here at Gwynedd, along with the Head Varsity Coach, Mr. Tim Hagan.

Please join us in extending a warm Mercy welcome to Mr. Ernst and Mr. Hagan! We are very pleased to bring Crew to the young women of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School for the first time in its 162 year history, and we look forward to the abundant experiences and opportunities the great sport may bring them.   

Daily Schedule

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Center City Slam Indoor Rowing Competition

crew team at the boathouse with the coach


coach and team at boathouse


Center City Slam Video


Head of the Charles Regatta Oct. 2018


Fall 2018

Fall, 2018

Navy Day Regatta --10/13/2018(Sat)--Schuylkill River--Boathouse Row---Philadelphia PA
The Varsity race will be held at 3:24PM and the other 3 boats will race in the Women's High School Junior JV 8 at 4:12PM.
Look for our tent with the team logo (shown above) and join our celebrations to cheer on our young women, navigating new waters, for themselves and for future generations of Gwynedd Mercy women. 

Head of the Schuylkill--10/28/2018(Sunday)--Schuylkill River--Boathouse Row--Philadelphia, PA   

Frostbite Regatta--11/10/2018 (Saturday)--Cooper River--Pennsauken, NJ

Bill Braxton Regatta--11/11/2018 (Sunday)--Cooper River--Pennsauken, NJ  

Winter 2019

Center City Slam--(Indoor rowing machine competition) 02/09/2019 (Saturday)--Drexel University--Philadelphia, PA 

Spring 2019

Spring, 2019: 

Manny Flick Regatta's--Sunday, March 17; 24; 31 and April 7; 14 Schuylkill River, Phila PA

City Championships--Saturday/Sunday May 4th and 5th Schuylkill River, Phila PA 
Stotesbury Cup Regatta--Friday / Saturday May 17th and 18th Schuylkill River, Phila PA 

Scholastic Rowing Assoc. of America (SRAA's)  Friday / Saturday May 24th and 25th

Nationals (location is to be determined)

coach and athletes at Boathouse