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The Westerville Crew Masters Team is a competitive rowing team for adults ages 21 and over. The program consists of both indoor and outdoor practice. The team primarily competes in sweep rowing events (one oar per rower) but also fields boats in sculling (two oars per rower) when the opportunity presents itself. Competitive big boat rowing enables hardworking athletes to develop into successful individuals both on and off the water. The special nature of rowing, where athletes must work together in order to achieve success enables the formation of strong bonds between the team members not typically seen in other team or individual sports. 

Coxswains and competitive adult rowers can start at any age and at any experience level. The goals of masters rowing are to bring like-minded individuals with a love for rowing together and to provide them an opportunity to participate in the sport. 

The masters practices 4 times a week and from November to March they are indoors focusing on strength and technique on the ergs. Masters shift to our outdoor facility on Hoover Reservoir in March and begin preparation for the summer and fall on-water seasons. Summer sprint racing is 1,000 meters with shells side by side, while fall races are usually around 3-5,000 meters long rowing against the clock.

Many masters rowers also own and compete in privately owned boats while continuing to represent the team. We strongly encourage adults to get involved in whichever ways they can based on time constraints and personal preference. While the team is focused on competitive racing, there are certain social aspects to the masters team that makes it a special part of the organization. 

We would love to have you come join us! Please send a message to if you have any questions!

All of our coaching staff strive to provide a world class rowing experience for all of our athletes. Most of the coaches are former collegiate athletes, having  decades of experience in the sport. We hope you take the opportunity to come give rowing a try by stopping by at a practice session or registering to participate.

Masters Practice Schedule

On the Water Erg Room
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm (5:45 arrival) 7:00pm - 8:00pm (6:50 arrival)
Saturday 7:00am - 9:00am (6:45 arrival) 6:30am - 7:30am (6:20 arrival)