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Adult Masters Program

Adult rowers competing at a regatta
GMRC adult masters celebrating regatta experience


WHO:  anyone aged 21+

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced adult rower, our Masters program has something for you. We have a great group of adult athletes looking to have fun while achieving goals for physical fitness, recreation and/or competition. Join us for a great time on the water, learning, working and competing at every level.

Fall Season 
September 5-November 11,  2023

Winter Season
November 27-March 2, 2024

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:45AM
Saturday 6:00-7:30AM

Spring Season
March 11 - May 24, 2024

The Registration "Great Miami Rowing Center Masters Team" is not currently available.


A rower may compete as a "masters" rower starting a year or more after high school, typically ranging in age from 21 to 85 years old and may have any level of experience. Masters compete in age-based categories against others of the same class, or with handicaps. 

Eligibility: any adult aged 21+ with or without rowing experience are eligible for the Masters team.
Program: Coached rowing with an emphasis on technique and the fundamentals of rowing,  This is for the recreational rower and also for those who would like to compete in regattas.


* Your first 3 practices are complimentary-  Come TRY-us OUT!



GMRC's masters program is a coached program offered 1 to 3 days per week. No experience necessary!  The program hosts both experienced rowers who would like to maintain or fine tune their rowing skills as well as brand new rowers with no experience who want to exercise or learn new skills -all while enjoying camaraderie during early morning practices 3 days each week!

There will be opportunities each season for those that would like to compete in regattas.  It is not a requirement to participate in regattas.  These will be planned based off of interest.  


Masters Seasons

        SPRING- March-May
        SUMMER- June-August
        FALL- September-November
        WINTER- December-February (Indoor Training)


Masters Fees

        1-2X per week- $150 per season (2023 Spring, Summer & Fall)
        3+X  per week $300 per season (2023 Spring, Summer & Fall)
        Winter Season 2023 $100 (1-3X per week)
       *All regattas are separate and fees will apply for registration, boat  trailering etc 


Masters Practices

        Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:00AM



It is recommended all GMRC Masters athletes purchase the following:

  • Race unisuit, or GMRC tank and Navy compression shorts
  • 1 Hat or visor
  • 1 Base layer long sleeve shirt -- Navy blue 
  • 1 Base layer tights--Navy blue

Practicing in a unisuit or a tank top with spandex shorts is strongly encouraged.  Good running shoes are an important investment for healthy athletes and should be brought to practice each day. It is important to make sure that proper clothing is always available as conditions vary.

Appropriate clothing each day should include:

  • Wicking, close-fitting athletic gear
  • Visor or hat 
  • Waterproof shoes that are easy to remove/put on (Crocs or slides are great)
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Warm/dry clothes to change into after practice
  • athletes should also bring or wear sunblock and bug spray
  • water bottle



All participants must register through our online marketplace.  Program participation fees become due after completion of the two weeks try out period for new members and by the first day of each season for continuing rowers. 

The Registration "Great Miami Rowing Center Masters Team" is not currently available.


Contact Us: Great Miami Rowing Center

PO Box 1035 Hamilton OH 45012

Phone: (513) 857-2494