Rowing has been a part of the New York Athletic Club tradition for over 150 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.

Please see below for details on the NYAC Summer Racing Program. To apply, please click here.

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Rowing Accordion

Rowing Accordion

2023 Team Schedule

June 30th to July 2nd: Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia, PA
July 13th to July 16th: U.S. Rowing Summer National Championships, Bethel, OH
August 8th to August 13th: Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Saint Catharines, ON
September: World Rowing Championships, Belgrade, Servia


Women's Team - National Team Athletes and Olympic Hopefuls:

  • Charlotte Buck
  • Kendall Chase
  • Olivia Coffey
  • Claire Collins
  • Caryn Davies
  • Tracy Eisser
  • Katelin Guregian
  • Megan Kalmoe
  • Grace Luczak
  • Meghan Musnicki
  • Kristine O'Brien
  • Meghan O'Leary
  • Erin Reelick
  • Kelsey Reelick
  • Emily Regan
  • Ellen Tomek
  • Madeleine Wanamaker

Men's Team - National Team and Olympic Hopefuls:

  • Dariush Aghai
  • Veton Celaj
  • Connor Corwen
  • Greg Davis
  • Tom Dethlefs
  • Michael DiSanto
  • Daniel Madden
  • Nicholas Mead
  • Sam Melvin
  • Finn Putnam
  • Jason Read

Local Elite Athletes

  • Maggie Baert
  • Dillon Cumming
  • Alessandra Danyo
  • Edward Gonzalez
  • Rebecca Gronsdah
  • Ryan Harding
  • Alexandra Morss
  • Matt Ptucha
  • Jasmin Schons
  • Noah Teachey
  • Ryan Ujazdowski
  • Paul Verni


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 also served as the Chair of the USRowing High Performance Committee from 2017-2021. For more information regarding the NYAC rowing program, please contact Rob at [email protected].


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.


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

Rowing - Volpenhein Inducted into the Rowing HoF

Two-time NYAC Olympic medalist and three-time Olympian, Bryan Volpenhein, will be inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame on October 23rd at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA. Volpenhein was a member of the celebrated men’s eight that won Olympic gold in Athens in 2004. To read more about Bryan and his induction, click here. Also in NYAC rowing news, Charlotte Buck, Tokyo 2020 Olympian, NYAC rower, and Columbia University ’18 graduate joined the Columbia Women’s Rowing staff as an Assistant Rowing Coach. To learn more, click here.

Summer Racing

2023 New York Athletic Club Summer Racing Program

Attendance to the NYAC summer program is on an invitation only basis. Rowers meeting the prerequisites as detailed below are encouraged to apply by clicking here.


Program Length:
The formal program starts with the team meeting on Friday, June 9th, and runs through the U.S. Rowing Summer National Championships, July 13th to July 16th. High performing crews may be invited to continue training and to race at Canadian Henley in August. The NYAC is running a competitive program and the goal is to win races and medals at the summer regattas.

Program Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of one year of collegiate racing experience for rowers and two years of collegiate racing experience for coxswains
  • Men's 2k erg score standard: Heavyweight 6:20; Lightweight 6:38
  • Women's 2k erg score standard: Open 7:24; Lightweight 7:44
  • Exceptions to the above may be granted at the Head Coach’s discretion. However, applicants not meeting the erg standards should anticipate being placed on the waitlist
The NYAC boat house is located at the Club’s Travers Island facility on Shore Road in Pelham, New York. Men’s and Women’s practices will take place at 6:30pm on Monday through Thursday and at 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Non-members are not permitted to train at the City House facilities downtown.

Expected Racing:
June 30th to July 2nd:             Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia, PA
July 13th to July 16th:             U.S. Rowing Summer National Championships, Bethel, OH
August 8th to August 13th:    Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Saint Catherines, ON

*Attendance at any/all trials events including the U23 and Senior World Championships trials will be made by the coaching staff based on athlete performance and demonstrated potential for success.

What Athletes Are Responsible for:
  • Housing in the NYC area and meals for the duration of the program
  • $300 program fee
  • All travel to and from regattas and practices
  • Overnight accommodations at regattas (if necessary)
  • USRowing membership (required for competition at both U.S. regattas)
  • SafeSport training and compliance (via USRowing Membership Portal)
  • All athletes must complete the NYAC Privilege Card process before they may compete for the Club
  • All athletes must sign and adhere to the NYAC Club Code of Conduct
What the Program Pays for:
  • Coaching
  • All regatta entry fees
  • Equipment
  • Transportation of equipment to all regattas (including truck rentals, gas and tolls)
  • Racing tank top / singlet

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