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Due to COVID-19 and safety modifications in place at SDRC, we have postponed the fall season of our novice squads. We are hoping to be able to offer novice rowing at some point this season, please check back for updates.




Ryan Hemelt- Novice Women's Head Coach

Cat Sheffler- Novice Women's Assistant Coach

Pat Hurley- Novice Men's Head Coach



Our novice squads are open to all first year high school rowers, regardless of grade in school. Novices will learn proper rowing technique as well as the fundamentals of physical training for competitive rowing. Novices will train with and compete against other novice squads from the Southwest region. Our novice squads compete throughout the season, including at the San Diego Crew Classic and culminating at the Southwest Regional Championships in May. After completing a novice season of rowing, athletes move up to the varsity squad.
Novice Schedule
Season runs September through May

Monday-Friday 4:00-6:30 pm
Saturday 8:30-11:00 am



Boathouse: 1220 El Carmel Place, San Diego, CA 92109 | Mailing address: SDRC Juniors, PO Box 99856, San Diego, CA 92169 | Boathouse Telephone: (858) 488-1893
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