Racing



Vesper’s Michelle Sechser finished in 4th place in the Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls at the 2018 FISA World Rowing Championships.

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 the coach.