Riverside offers a unique training environment for experienced rowers. Multiple rowing programs are available to members who wish to train and compete at every level.
Riverside grows and develops individuals who compete for the US National Team at the World Championships and the Olympic Games through the High Performance Group. The Sweep (men’s, women’s, and master’s) and Junior programs offer the opportunity for rowers to race competitively at the club level at a variety of regattas—from Head of the Charles to Canadian Henley. The sculling group is dedicated to providing a technique foundation for rowers. Combined, Riverside’s programs help build a cohesive community and offer a solid foundation for each member.
Become a member
To find out more about the specific programs, coaches, and training regimes, explore the respective program page. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to contact the team representative, coach, or the Vice President of Riverside (who manages new member applications and orientation).
Riverside has been Simmons Crew’s home on the Charles River since 1999.
With the banks of the Charles River less than a mile from the College, Simmons women have enjoyed the city’s rich tradition of competitive rowing since 1978.
The Sharks race during the Fall and spring semesters, practicing out of the Riverside Boat Club during the warmer months and at the WilliamJ. Holmes Sports Center in the winter using Simmons Indoor rowing tanks, ergometers, spin room, pool and indoor track.
Simmons Is NCAA DIII school and the member of the NEWMAC. Their rowing team is coached by Nikolay Kurmakov (click link to find Nikolay’s bio) out of Riverside’s boathouse. Please visit Simmons’ rowing website for more information.