Rowing has been a part of the New York Athletic Club for at least 125 years.  With a long tradition of excellence at all levels of competitive rowing, the NYAC rowing team remains one of the oldest and most successful club programs in the country.  The Club has had a long history of rowers representing the club and their country at the Olympic Games, World Championships, and National Championships as well as winning medals at all of these levels.

In 2004, five members of the Gold medal winning men’s eight in Athens wore the winged foot.  In 2012, four women did the same, winning gold in the women’s eight in London. NYAC athletes have won places on the US National Team every year for the past decade and additional medals at the FISA World Championships.  Additionally, over the past decade, the NYAC has also won the U.S. Rowing Overall Club National Championship title, the Sulger-Barnes Men’s Point Trophy, the Marion Ventura-NYAC Women’s Point Trophy, and the Lightweight Men’s Eight and Four at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta.

Athletes invited to train at the NYAC enjoy a fully equipped boathouse, a nationally recognized coaching staff, and the opportunity to train with a highly competitive group of dedicated athletes. 

The NYAC Rowing program selects pre-elite athletes for invitations to the rowing team on the basis of collegiate racing experience and potential for success in Senior and Elite competition during the summer. Qualified athletes can also pursue full-time post-collegiate training with the NYAC’s year-round training group, which also competes at the major fall head races and at National Selection Regattas in the spring. 

All athletes rowing at the NYAC must be invited to participate as part of the pre-elite, full-time training program. Masters rowing is only available to NYAC members as part of an intra club program.

For more information about NYAC rowing, please contact the Chairman of the Rowing, Rob Milam, at

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