Radnor Crew: Pulling Together, Finishing Strong!
Radnor Crew coaches are prepared to help their athletes determine whether pursuing a rowing career is appropriate for them. Athletes are encouraged to talk directly to their coach regarding their interest or possible interest in rowing at the collegiate level. Athletes will find the following resources helpful.
The Radnor Girls Crew Club is recognized as a club sport with the endorsement of Radnor High School. We are supported through our seasonal dues and are governed by a board comprised of parent volunteers. We have requested and receive financial support from the Radnor Township School Board that is set on a per athlete basis. This only provides a small portion of our required funding, which is why we must charge dues.
Our team races in 8+ or 4+ events, and we participate in Freshman, Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity events, including lightweight.
The club was started in 1996. We've built a competitive team comprising approximately 40-50 athletes and now require "try-outs" for first-time athletes. The Radnor Girls Crew Club is among the top ranked public school girls' sweep teams in the Philadelphia area. During the 2009 Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association season, our club was at the top of that ranking and placed third amongst all teams.
Radnor Township, founded in 1682, is located 13 miles west of Philadelphia and has a population of 30,000. Radnor Township School District covers nearly 14 square miles, serves a diverse, multicultural population, and includes one high, one middle and three elementary schools. This public school system has been rated as one of the finest in the nation, with a vast network of lush parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
Radnor Township School District has a tradition of excellence. Supported by a community that values education, the district is proud to deliver an exceptional educational program that strives to meet the needs of our students, their families, and the community.
Fully staffed by more than 300 highly qualified teachers, including classroom teachers, literacy coaches, teacher leaders and staff developers, reading specialists, librarians, nurses, special education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, and other support specialists, this high-performing school district consistently ranks among the top educational institutions in the country.
Ongoing staff development provides opportunities for growth in understanding of content, best practices and instruction to enrich teaching and learning. The district offers a comprehensive program for more than 3,600 students and has instituted a new strategic plan through 2013.
Please contact our head coach to learn about our current athletes interested in rowing at the collegiate level.
Emma Burke '12, University of Michigan
Sydney Cantor '12 (coxswain), Hamilton College
Kendall Chapin '12, Yale University
Kirstin Fitch '12, Bucknell University
Greer Howard '12, Middlebury College
Sophia Blair '11, Duke University
Emma Howard '11, Drexel University
Lexie Katz '11, University of Virginia
Chandler Lally '11, University of Virginia
Lauren Turner '11, Duquesne University
Alli Webster '11, Cornell University
Please contact our head coach.