Rowing has been a part of the New York Athletic Club tradition for over 125 years.

With generations of members competing at the Olympics, World Championships and national championships, NYAC rowers are respected and feared as competitors across the United States and around the world.

The current competitive program supports national team athletes training at the various national training centers and locally based athletes training at the Club's fully equipped boathouse at Travers Island.

To apply to the summer racing program, click here.

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  • Team Schedule
    • 2018 - 2019 Schedule
      Subject to change

      Independence Day Regatta
      Philadelphia, PA
      June 28th - 30th

      USRowing National Championships
      Lake Harsha, Bethel, OH
      July 9th - 14th

      Canadian Henley Regatta
      Saint Catherines, Ontario
      August 6th - 11th

      World Rowing Championships
      Linz Ottensheim, Austria
      August 25th - September 1st
      To track national and international events, results and news go to and

  • Roster
    • Women's Team

      Charlotte Buck
      Megan Carmody
      Kendall Chase
      Olivia Coffey
      Tracy Eisser
      Elizabeth Houston
      Megan Kalmoe
      Meghan Musnicki
      Kristine O'Brien
      Meghan O'Leary
      Michelle Pearson
      Erin Reelick
      Emily Regan
      Ellen Tomek
      Meghan Wheeler

      Katelin Guregian
      Coral Kasden

      Men's Team

      Dariush Aghai
      Darragh Brady
      Veton Celaj
      Connor Corwen
      Daniel Curtis
      Ben Delaney
      Tom Dethlefs
      Michael DiSanto
      Patrick Eble
      Thomas Foster
      Adelbert "Trey" Francis
      James Francis
      Ryan Harding
      Lasha Khizanishvili
      Ryan Kirlin
      Daniel Madden
      Salvatore Marsico
      Nick Mead
      Robert Moffitt
      Kyle Peabody
      Bryan Ptucha
      Jason Read
      Henrik Rummel
      David Smith
      Noah Teachey
      Ryan Ujazdowski
      Paul Verni
      David Walton
      Seth Weil
      Jonathan Zagroba

      John Carlson

      Peter Choi


      Rob Milam
      Rob started rowing for the NYAC in 1998. He represented the Club and the United States in international competition at the 2003 and 2011 Pan American Games in the lightweight men’s 4 without coxswain. He was part of six champion crews at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, held annually in Boston, and won or medaled in multiple events at USRowing Club and Elite Nationals, Canadian Henley and other domestic regattas over the span of his career. Rob runs recreationally for the Club and has completed eight marathons, including seven in New York City. Rob was appointed chairman of the rowing committee in early 2013. He is also currently serving as Chair of the USRowing High Performance Committee.  For more information regarding the NYAC rowing program, please contact Rob at


      Head Men’s Coach
      Nick Dawe
      (513) 706-3154 or

      Head Women's Coach
      Kendell Donoho
      Associate Head Men's Coach
      Nathan Clark
      Assistant Women's Coach
      Trisha Patterson

  • Program Highlights
    • Rowing has been a part of the New York Athletic Club for over 125 years. Through the generations, the Club has had an incredible history of rowers representing the Club and their country at the Olympic Games, in World Championships and in national championships. In 2004 in Athens, five members of the US Olympic gold medal winning men’s eight were members of the NYAC. In London in 2012, four women in the gold medal winning women's eight were also affiliated with the NYAC. In 2016, the New York AC was represented by 15 athletes at the Rio Olympics, with 5 women winning gold medals as part of the women's eight.

      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 the Intra Clubs' program.
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  • Practice
    • The rowing program trains out of a dedicated and fully equipped private boathouse located on the NYAC’s Travers Island facility. With a full fleet of racing boats, erg room, and weight room, aspiring athletes have all of the tools they need to be successful at the highest levels. Coaches set workouts and training programs and provide launch support and coaching for on the water sessions year-round.
  • Latest News
    • Results

      At the first World Rowing Cup of the season, Team USA’s women’s four and pair claimed silver and bronze medals, respectively, and the NYAC’s Emily Regan helped both boats secure podium finishes.

      Emily Regan Claims Two Medals

      The NYAC’s Emily Regan (second from L) and Kristine O’Brien (R) were part of the women’s four that secured the silver medal in Bulgaria.

      World Rowing Cup I
      Plovdiv, Bulgaria
      May 10th-12th

      Pair – A Final
      3. Emily Regan (7:23.56)5. Erin Reelick (7:25.75)
      B Final
      1. Meghan Musnicki (7:17.36)
      2. Olivia Coffey (7:21.76)
      Four – A Final
      2. Kristine O’Brien, Emily Regan (6:45.93)
      4. Meghan Musnicki (6:53.82)
      5. Erin Reelick, Olivia Coffey (7:05.73)
      To read the recap, click here.

  • Summer Racing
    • 2019 New York Athletic Club Summer Racing Program

      Attendance to the NYAC summer program is on an invitation only basis. Rowers meeting the prerequisites are encouraged to apply by clicking here. For 2019, the NYAC is also planning to re-certify as a USRowing Development Camp.
      The formal program will start with a team meeting on or around Friday, June 7th, and run through USRowing Club Nationals July 9th-14th. Successful athletes will be invited to continue racing by attending the Royal Canadian Henley, continuing their program through August 11th. If accepted into the program, athletes can begin training informally with the team as soon as their collegiate seasons end at no additional cost.
      - Minimum one year collegiate racing experience for rowers, minimum two years collegiate racing experience for coxswains
      - Men's 2k erg score standard: Heavyweight 6:19; Lightweight 6:38
      - Women's 2k erg score standard: Open 7:24; Lightweight 7:44

      The NYAC boat house is located at the Club’s Travers Island facility off of Shore Road in Pelham, New York.


      June 28th to June 30th

        Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia, PA

      July 9th to July 14th

        USRowing National Championships, Lake Harsha, Clermont County, Ohio

      August 6th to August 11th    

        Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, St. Catharines, ON

      *Attendance at any/all trials events including the U23 and Senior World Championships will be made by the coaching staff based on athlete performance and demonstrated potential for success.  Similarly, not all athletes will be invited to attend Canadian Henley.


      The 2019 summer racing fee will be $400 per athlete, to be paid in full before the first regatta. Limited grants and financial aid are available upon application. 
      - Housing in the NYC area and meals for the duration of the season
      - The 2019 program fee
      - All travel to and from regattas and practices
      - Overnight accommodations in Philadelphia for Independence Day Regatta (if necessary)
      - USRowing membership (required for competition at Independence Day Regatta and National Championships)

      - Hotel accommodations at Nationals and Canadian Henley
      - All entry fees
      - Transportation of equipment to all regattas
      - Coaching expenses
      - Racing jersey
      - Annual Athletes' Red and White Reception