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.
Please note, the 2020 summer program has been modified. Please e-mail for details.

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Team Schedule

2019 - 2020 Schedule

Subject to change

Independence Day Regatta

Philadelphia, PA
July 3rd - 5th

USRowing National Championships - CANCELLED

Lake Harsha, Bethel, OH
July 14th - 19th

Canadian Henley Regatta

Saint Catherines, Ontario
August 4th - 9th

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo Bay
July 24th - 31st

To track national and international events, results and news go to and


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

  • Kendall Chase
  • Olivia Coffey
  • Caryn Davies
  • Tracy Eisser
  • Katelin Guregian
  • Megan Kalmoe
  • Felice Mueller
  • Meghan Musnicki
  • Kristine O'Brien
  • Meghan O'Leary
  • Erin Reelick
  • Emily Regan
  • Ellen Tomek
  • Meghan Wheeler

Men's Team - National Team and Olympic Hopefuls:

  • Dariush Aghai
  • Veton Celaj
  • Connor Corwen
  • Tom Dethlefs
  • Michael DiSanto
  • Patrick Eble
  • Daniel Madden
  • Nicholas Mead
  • Jason Read

Local Elite Athletes

  • Charlotte Buck
  • Ryan Harding
  • 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 is also currently serving as Chair of the USRowing High Performance Committee. For more information regarding the NYAC rowing program, please contact Rob at


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

2019 World Championships

At the 2019 World Rowing Championships, a total of 14 NYAC athletes competed for Team USA. The US women's eight - containing Club members Katelin Guregian, Erin Reelick, Emily Regan, Olivia Coffey, Meghan Musnicki and Kristine O’Brien - secured the silver medal.


Summer Racing

2020 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 2020, the NYAC is also planning to re-certify as a USRowing Development Camp.

Program length:

The formal program will start with a team meeting on or around Friday, June 5th, and run through USRowing Club Nationals July 19th. Successful athletes will be invited to continue racing by attending the Royal Canadian Henley, continuing their program through August 9th. If accepted into the program, athletes can begin training informally with the team as soon as their collegiate seasons end at no additional cost.

Program prerequisites:
  • 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.

Tentative racing schedule:

July 3rd to 5th Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia, PA

July 14th to 19th USRowing National Championships, Lake Harsha, Clermont County, OH

August 4th to 9th 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.

Program fee:

The 2020 summer racing fee will be $500 per athlete, to be paid in full before the first regatta. Limited grants and financial aid are available upon application

What athletes are responsible for:

  • 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)

What the program pays for:

  • 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

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