Saint Charles Rowing Club

Welcome To SCRC


Juniors Recreational Rowing

This Fall our very own Melissa Palmer, Masters Director and Coach, will be coaching a Juniors Recreational Rowing program twice a week!

What is a rec rowing program? Recreational rowing is a fun, no stress, twice a week rowing classes. You will learn how row/skull in small boats. Singles, doubles, quads. ( Vital to being successful in big boats).  You don't need to buy gear or worry about competitions. It's a great program if you don't have time or  desire, to commit to the competitive side of rowing. ( Be clear that competitive rowing is a FULL TIME SPORTS COMMITMENT) It's also a great opportunity if your not sure but know you love rowing. Maybe rec row for a season, get in shape and join the competitive side? Remember to bring your friends, the more the merrier!


Age:  Rising into 8th grade, but exceptions are possible upon Coaches approval.
Cost:  $190.00 month Payable online via crew store under the Juniors Program category.  If you participated in a learn to row class, please contact Melissa for a first month fee reduction. 
Wednesday evening 5-6:30PM
Saturday morning 8-9:30AM* see note below 
Wednesday August 15, 18, 22, 25 
No Practice AUGUST 29 

September: 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

October Schedule will be posted by Coach Melissa

About St. Charles Rowing Club

Saint Charles Rowing Club (SCRC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) competitive junior rowing program for high-school athletes, launching from the barn under Red Gate Bridge on the Fox River in St. Charles, Illinois. We are the only rowing club launching and rowing on the Fox River.

Founded in December 2012, SCRC promotes the sport of competitive rowing by instilling discipline, teaching teamwork, attaining physical fitness, practicing good sportsmanship and cultivating excellence.  

Our mission is to promote the understanding of and appreciation for the sport of rowing within the community, train young men and women in the sport of rowing, provide amateur competitive rowing opportunities, advance high-potential athletes into collegiate rowing careers, grow into a world-class rowing organization, provide adaptive and paramilitary rowing support for people with disabilities and veterans, reward teamwork rather than individualism, and promote lifelong health and wellness.

SCRC is a member of USRowing, recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States, Kane County Forest Preserve, Resolute Racing, Wounded Warrior Program, Team Red, White & Blue, and Team Rubicon.

Recent Events

Philly Youth Regatta
Help Us Grow
SCRC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  Help us grow to bring competitive and adaptive rowing to more people!  Tax-deductible donations will support our future growth.  Thank you!
Please shop at and choose Saint Charles Rowing Club as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will go to SCRC, which we will use to help fund our growth.  Invest in our youth and our community.  Thank you!

Club Locations:
Barn: 35W403 Pinelands Road, Wayne, IL
​Campana Building: 501 W Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL