Elite Racing Program
Vesper has been building their year-round racing squad to be one of the most competitive and successful teams in the United States. Our mission is to give the ambitious rower opportunities to reach their potential. No prior National Team experience is necessary. In the past years, members of this team have gone on to international successes at the Olympic Games, World Championships, PanAm Games, and FISA World Cup events. On the national level, Vesper competes at the Elite National Championships, the Club National Championships, Independence Day Regatta, and Canadian Henley. Our program is open to those who meet the qualifications, men and women, open and light, and who have the ambition and dream to maximize their rowing potential. Vesper offers a premier training site for everybody who wants to be fast. Training for the national team requires hard work, dedication and perseverance. At Vesper; we will support you with great coaches, a supportive board of directors, Olympic level equipment, housing opportunities, and so much more. Email Shannon Kaplan for more information.

Vesper High Performance Team
Vesper is recruiting aspiring National Team rowers to join us in Philadelphia. A High Performance extension of the Elite Team, these athletes—based on factors such as prior national team experience, test results, and race performance—may qualify for housing and racing expense support, and other benefits.Vesper provides access to world-class equipment, personal boat storage, state of the art physiological testing, and personalized coaching.Vesper, Boathouse Row, and Philadelphia offer an unmatched history and tradition of producing World Championship and Olympic medalists; a competitive racing environment; proximity to Princeton, the National Team camps, and the NSR course; and living in a sophisticated, world-class city with incredible educational, career and life opportunities beyond the world of rowing.

If you are interested in the Summer Program, please send all correspondence to Colin Regan.

Mary Jones won the LW1x at the 2015 Pan American Games. Photo: USRowing

Additional services may be provided to members of the HP and Elite teams:

VO2 & Lactate Testing
Brady Gibney at Cadence Cycling

Physiological Analysis and Implementation
Dr. Jill Gardner
Nicholas Goode, M.S. Exercise Physiology

Recovery Analysis and Implementation
Matthew Weatherley-White at Restwise


Vesper Boat Club High Performance Team Vision and Strategy (March 2017; PowerPoint)