Saint Charles Rowing Club

Welcome To SCRC


Open House Event

​​ Saint Charles Rowing Club is hosting an open house for prospective rowers! Bring interested athletes and friends to the Campana Building in Batavia to learn more about rowing and what our crew does during our winter practices. Open House events will be held at 5:30 PM on the dates below.

January 21
February 9
February 18

For any more information contact our head coach Chris Meldrum at or Melissa Palmer at

More information in the Join section under Recreational Rowing

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.


Saint Charles Rowing Club's very own Mary Jaskovlak recently broke the world record for 6k on slides! At 16 years old she smashed the previous record by an impressive 3 minutes, setting the new record at 24:24.3. Huge congradulations to Mary and keep on rowing hard!
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