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Women's Sweep Programs

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The women of PBC's sweep programs are recent college grads who want to continue rowing competitively, experienced oarswomen looking to get back into the swing of things, and national team alums, including World Championship and Olympic medalists. We span generations and stages in life. We are students and professionals and retirees, parents and grandparents, and more. What we have in common is a passion for rowing fast and the hard work it takes to do that. We’re a scrappy bunch that produces results. 


PBC Women’s Sweep Program first made it's debut in the 1970's, when women's rowing made it's debut on the international scene, and has been producing results at local, national, and international regattas ever since. 2022 is a rebuilding year, after the disruption of the pandemic. We are looking for talent for both our Open Women Sweep program and our Senior Masters Women's Sweep program. 

Open Women's Sweep Program

The mission of this team is to select the fastest crews to represent PBC at the most competitive local, national, and potentially international regattas prioritized by our coaches. Workouts will be intense and selection for travel teams will be based on seat racing, erg scores, and coaches discretion. We compete annually in national and international races, with a special emphasis on Club Nationals, Head of the Charles, Head of the Schuylkill, and San Diego Crew Classic.


If you are interested in trying out for Open Women Sweep:

Please send us an email at with the following information:

  •  A brief summary of your rowing experience
  •  Age/Height
  •  Erg score (2k and/or 6k)
  •  Personal goals
  •  Referrals from former coach/captain/teammates welcome


We look forward to hearing from you!


Senior Masters Women's Sweep Program

The mission of this team is to give opportunities to rowers aged 40 and older to continue to develop physically and technically, and to provide opportunities to train for and race in regattas in sweep boats. In 2022, the program gives priority to qualified PBC senior members, but aspires to welcome any masters rower who wants to train, encouraging diversity in recruitment and retention of future team members. Our emphasis is on racing at local and national regattas including Master's Nationals, Diamond States, and our own Scullers Head of the Potomac.


If you are interested in joining the Senior Masters Women's Sweep:

Please send an email to: Juanita Rilling.


We welcome the opportunity to row together!

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Recent Results:

2019 Head of the Charles - 1st place in Club Women's 8+

2019 Head of the Schuylkill - 1st place in the Women's Masters 8+ (27-39)

2019 San Diego Crew Classic – 1st place in the Masters Club Champ Thalia Kelly Considine Cup, 3rd in the Open Carley Copley Cup (behind Stanford and Washington)

2018 Club Nationals – 4th in the Senior/Elite Women’s 8+ Grand Finals (behind two Dev Camp boats and Vesper)

2018 Head of the Charles – Club Special Medal 1st place, 3rd overall (behind Dartmouth and Yale) in the Club 8+

2018 Head of the Schuylkill – Silver in the Championship 4+, Silver in the Championship 8+, both behind Penn, Gold in the Women's Masters 8+ (27-39)