Volume 51 | July 2022
Caspersen Rowing Center Happenings
Providing a venue where athletes of all ages, talents and backgrounds have the opportunity to develop their rowing ability to their highest potential.
Mercer Athlete Competes for Team USA at the World Rowing Championships
Mercer alumna (class of 2022) Eugenia Rodriguez-Vazquez (third from left) is representing the USA at the World Rowing Under 19 World Championship in the Women's 8. The combined U19-U23 World Rowing Championships is taking place in Varese, Italy July 27-31.

The U19 W8+ won their heat on July 28 enabling them to go straight to Sunday's Final A scheduled for 8:10am CET (2:10am EDT)

Philly Youth Regatta
Congratulations to all of the Mercer Junior athletes who participated at the Philly Youth Regatta last Saturday!

The Philly Youth Regatta took place on the Schuylkill River on July 23rd.

Athletes from Hun, Lawrenceville and Peddie Schools join the Mercer athletes to make up the Mercer Summer Program.

We are proud of all those who competed in the blistering hot conditions!

For Final Results
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Next week 56 athletes competing with the Mercer Junior program will travel to St. Catharines, Ontario to compete in the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta!

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is one of North America's oldest events and draws competitors from around the world. The Mercer Junior program competed when it was last held in 2019. The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

Here is the List of Race Events from the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta website.

Good Luck to everyone racing next week!

Fall Programming Registration
Fall Registration links are now up for both the varsity and novice teams!

Click HERE to register.
Summer Camp Updates
The first four (of five) Mercer Youth Learn to Row Summer Camps are complete.

Over 150 campers have attended so far this summer with the final week of summer camp taking place August 8-12.

Thanks to our Summer Camp Coordinator Coach Annie!
The National Team is Here!
The Caspersen Rowing Center is the home of USRowing's National teams. With the 2024 Paris Olympics just around the corner, the National Team activities here have not only recovered from the pandemic but the stroke rating has markedly picked up. This year's World Championship is the last one before the Paris Olympic qualifications begin next year.

In early May the USRowing's Senior Team Trials 2 took place at Mercer followed by the first selection camp. In June the Paralympic Mixed 4+ was selected in a camp at Caspersen. The beginning of July saw more trials for the non-Olympic events as part of the USRowing Summer National Championship which was hosted by PNRA.
Currently the boathouse is awash with activity as the selection camps for the Men's and Women's 8+ and 4x are in full swing.

The final set of National Team Selection Trials for the W1x and M2x will take place on Mercer August 8 & 9.

The National Team will continue to train at Mercer until they leave for the World Rowing Senior World Championship in Racice, Czech Republic in mid-September.

So, when you see the tall, very fit person with calluses on their hands in the store stocking up on a lot of food, they just may be a part of TeamUSA.

Welcome to all the athletes! Welcome to our community! Thank you for making us part of your journey!
We look forward to sharing the water!

Host A National Team Rower
Interested in hosting a National Team athlete? The Caspersen Rowing Center is the USRowing National Training Site and athletes who come here to train are often looking for low or no rent housing options as they pursue their Olympic dreams. Click HERE to learn more about this great opportunity. Please reach out to Hilary if you are interested.
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