About Us

Mission:

Steel City Rowing Club in Verona, Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization devoted to developing the strength and character of individuals of all backgrounds through the discipline and teamwork of rowing and through opportunities to serve others.

Accomplishments:

SCRC’s coaching prepares its rowers to succeed.  Many of them are national and international champions, with gold medals at national and international events:

* SCRC youth rowers represented the U.S.A. in Bulgaria 1999, Germany 2001, Lithuania 2002, Greece 2003, Spain 2004, Germany 2005, the Netherlands in 2006, China in 2007 and France in 2009. And SCRC adult rowers have qualified for the national rowing championship

* SCRC Rowing Club is known by college coaches as one of the best places in the U.S. for the preparation of top-notch rowers.  In just the past few years over 40 high school rowers at SCRC have earned college scholarships and entry to very competitive schools because of rowing. Among the many colleges that have recruited our students are these: Harvard University, Bates College, Brown University, Princeton University, Tulane University, SMU, Stanford University, Rutgers University, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania. The value of the scholarships they earned exceeds $1.5 million.

* In 2007, we created an after school and summer program where children and youth have the opportunity to learn the self-discipline, teamwork, and community service that are integral to rowing.

* An organization that advances the ethos of community service through volunteer work. Since our inception, we have enlisted over 200 volunteers providing over 200 hours of volunteer hours for our communities.